The International Cup of Skating Excellence TM (ICE) is a new figure skating competition positioned to deliver a global series of events that will ignite broader interest in the sport of figure skating. A select group of the world’s greatest skating stars, distinguished by having won Olympic and/or World Championship medals, will be invited to compete in a series of events. This “ISU Open International Competition Championship” will provide the world’s outstanding skaters, both current eligible and former champions, an opportunity to perform on the same ice. ICE is collaborating with the International Skating Union (ISU) to create an event that will allow for the greatest technical, artistic and emotional excitement that only the world’s best skaters can bring to a worldwide audience.
Olympic and World Champion, popular television commentator, author and entertainer Scott Hamilton along with three-time Emmy Award-winning figure skating television producer and director Rob Dustin, and respected sports, entertainment and venue executive Bobby Goldwater offer a new sports/entertainment property. ICE, in arenas live and on television globally, is a celebration of figure skating by the greatest athletes of the sport.
THE ISU AND ICE - A NEW VISION FOR FIGURE SKATING
Annual Competition with only the best in the world in figure skating invited to compete.
Allows established, champion skaters an opportunity to compete without losing eligibility status.
Offers skaters attractive prize money and increased international exposure.
Opens new opportunities for building ISU figure skating brand extensions.
Provides new inventory for both TV rights holders and sponsors.
Expands the ISU’s presence in sports through the development and introduction of a “high-profile event,” using a modified ISU scoring and judging system.
A Sanctioned ISU Open International Competition Event
Select group of skaters invited from all four disciplines: Ladies, Men’s Pairs and Ice Dance.
Semifinals and Finals
Four hours of compelling TV programming: Two, two-hour programming blocks.
Fresh and unpredictable: Skaters perform new routines in semifinals and finals.
Head-to-head finals: The top two in each discipline qualify for their championship.