Special measures due to COVID-19 restrictions:

Considering the continued critical COVID-19 developments involving many travel and other restrictions and especially risks around the World, the ISU Council reiterated its basic policy decided during its April 28, 2020 Council meeting (ISU Communication 2320), namely that the health and safety of the participants of international ice skating events remains the number one priority. Mindful of the concern for health and safety related to COVID-19 but also the need to give Skaters the best possible opportunities to compete internationally, the ISU will give its utmost support to ISU Members in order to stage all international competitions that can safely be held during the season 2020/21.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the International Skating Union (ISU) and the Organizing Committees have been working diligently to ensure there will be coverage opportunities available to media outlets wishing to cover the ISU events. Therefore, we are offering the possibility to cover the ISU Events remotely. We invite media who are interested in this opportunity to register on OMAS. If the request is accepted media will receive the credentials to access the relevant information.

ISU Online Media Accreditation System (O.M.A.S)

Media accreditation contacts, deadlines and instructions for each ISU Event will be included at the bottom of this page as and when ready. If you cannot find the documentation for an Event, then it's most likely that the Event is not yet open for accreditation.

Who can apply:

Only professional journalists, editors and photographers operating for editorial purpose, or producing an item containing informative content, will be accredited. Editorial use implies use by a media organization, including: agencies, newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, Internet, and/or an extension within an existing multimedia company (newspaper, magazine, TV, agency), as well as representatives from ISU Member federations acting as media for their press and communication activities. Informative content implies editing of original information.

All media must provide the following documentation when applying for media accreditation and further information could be requested:

  1. Endorsement Letter in .pdf, .jpg, .png or .jpeg 

  2. Copy of current professional media or journalist card in .pdf,.jpg,.png,.jpeg

  3. ID photo in .pdf, .jpg, .png or .jpeg

Accreditation will be granted to professional journalists and photographers only and any uncomplete applications will be refused.

  • Writing Press (newspaper, magazine, internet, agencies and ISU Member Federations): maximum one professional per organization (agencies and major newspapers: maximum two professionals)

  • Photographer: maximum one professional per organization (agencies and major newspapers: maximum two professionals)

  • Television non-right holder: maximum three professionals per organization

  • Radio non-right holder: maximum one professional per organization

  • Freelancer: A freelance journalist or photographer is a full time professional editor or photographer, who is not employed by an agency or newspaper – a self-employed professional. A freelance editor or photographer must provide written evidence that he/she operates on behalf of a clearly identified media. A freelance editor or photographer operating under his/her own account will not be accepted.

The total number of accredited media representatives will be subject to space available. The Organizing Committee (OC) and ISU reserve the right to refuse accreditation should the number of applications exceed given space or if any requested information / documentation has not been provided in due time.

Television and Radio Right Holders

Rights holding TV and radio must also apply for accreditation via the ISU online media accreditation system.  Access to the Right Holders area is restricted, therefore Right Holders are invited to contact the ISU Media Team media@isu.ch in order to obtain a username and password. 

All media are invited to consult the section below and the relevant Media Information package for more information. All media wishing to attend an ISU Event must carefully read the General Information document available below which explains the procedure for each Event and provides the relevant Organizing Committee/Press Officer contact details.


document Waiver Form Covid-19 Pandemic for Media 05 January 2021

Media attending ISU Events during the Covid-19 pandemic must fill in, sign and upload the Waiver Form to their accreditation account. 

document ISU Disclaimer Form for Non Right Holding media 16 February 2018

Media attending ISU Events with a video camera must fill in the Non Right Holder form

document ISU Disclaimer Form for Reporters and Photographers 16 February 2018

Media attending ISU Events with any kind of filming or photographic device must fill in the Media form

pdf ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2021 - Stockholm (SWE) - Media Information 16 March 2021

On-site media accreditation requests: February 28
Remote media accreditation requests: March 15

pdf ISU World Speed Skating Championships 2021 - Media Information 26 January 2021

On-site media accreditation requests deadline: Monday February 5, 2021

Remote media accreditation requests deadline: Wednesday February 10, 2021

pdf ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2021 - Media Information 18 February 2021

On-site media accreditation requests: February 26, 2021
Remote media accreditation requests: March 3, 2021