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Virtual Worlds 2022 x World Ice Skating Day

Inclusive Skating is thrilled to announce that this year's Virtual World Championships will be part of the International Skating Union's World Ice Skating Day!

Virtual Worlds 2022 x World Ice Skating Day

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ISSUED: 2nd October 2022

For Immediate Release

 

Inclusive Skating X World Ice Skating Day:

Register Now for the 2022 Inclusive Skating Virtual World Championships

Inclusive Skating is thrilled to announce that this year’s Virtual World Championships will be part of the International Skating Union’s World Ice Skating Day!

World Ice Skating Day aligns with Inclusive Skating’s mission to create opportunities for everyone to experience the community, camaraderie, self-fulfilment, achievement, challenge,  and thrill that participation in skating sports offers. The ISU has created this global festival to celebrate ice skating, encourage inclusion, expand involvement and foster future development of the sport and is welcomed and supported by Inclusive Skating. Celebrated on the 4th of December, the day will focus on sharing the spirit of ice skating.

Inclusive Skating has been offering events for many years and expanded its virtual programming to ensure continued participation opportunities during lockdown. The inaugural Inclusive Skating Virtual World Skating Championships 2021 featured approximately 100 skaters in over 180 events from all 4 corners of the globe. Since its successful debut, the Virtual World Championships has become a permanent fixture on the Inclusive Skating calendar and will be held annually in addition to in-person events. This year’s event will be held on the 3rd and 4th of December, to accommodate the number of entries, and will coincide with the first World Ice Skating Day on 4thDecember 2022! We are thrilled to partner with the ISU for this year’s championships, and hope that this collaboration inspires the skating community around the world.

Registration for this year’s Virtual World Championships is officially open!  Entries are made on an individual basis and do not require affiliation with a team or federation to participate. Events are available for all levels and disciplines including free skating, pairs, ice dancing, solo ice dancing, synchro, duets, figures, in-line skating and off-ice events. All events, including coupled and team events are open to skaters of all ages and genders.

We are proud to announce that registration for the 2022 Inclusive Skating Virtual World Skating Championships will be free for IS members for entry in up to a maximum of 5 events across all solo categories! Because of these measures, we hope that all members of the community can participate in the event despite the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

We look forward to welcoming skaters both familiar and new to our ever-growing global Inclusive Skating community! Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the ISU’s World Ice Skating Day!

Important Links and Information:

To register for the 2022 Inclusive Skating Virtual World Championships please visit our Registration Page.

For further information related to the event please refer to the Events Page.

For detailed technical information which explains the levels and requirements please refer to the Technical Handbook.

 

 

Notes to editors

Contact:

Margarita Sweeney-Baird BEM

Founder and Board Chair of Inclusive Skating

+44-(0)7813 993 237 margarita@inclusiveskating.org

Inclusive Skating Inclusive Skating is the world governing body of inclusive skating competitions and championships and is a world-recognised charity. Inclusive Skating’s goal is to provide events, activities, educational resources, training, and championship events for skaters with additional needs across the globe. We seek to include all skaters with an impairment on an equal basis and our competition and training pathways allow everyone to participate in all competitions and events. www.inclusiveskating.org

International Skating Union is the exclusive international sport federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) administering sports in the branches of Figure Skating, Synchronised Skating, Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating throughout the world.  www.isu.org

 

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