- 02/08/2023: First informations about Figure Skating at the Gay Games (rules, schedule etc.)
- 12/26/2022: There will be Skating in Guadalajara! IGFSU will host Figure Skating at the Gay Games in Guadalajara! Registration is open already. There will be more information as soon as possible. You can ask questions here.
- 02/14/2022:Two hosts at the Gay Games 2023: The host Gay Games Hong Kong and the FGG announce Guadalajara as co-host of 11th Gay Games in 2023.
- 11/12/2021: Valenica official host of GAY GAMES XII : Valencia signs official license Agreement: Valencia is now the Official Host of Gay Games 2026.
- Some impressions on same sex couples
About the International Gay Figure Skating Union
IGFSU and the Gay Games
IGFSU was founded in 1991 by Arthur Luiz and Laura Moore, as part of a successful bid to get figure skating into the Gay Games in New York.
In 1999, we became a member organization of the Federation of Gay Games. By then it had become clear that we needed sanctioning/ endorsements for skaters to partner in the Gay Games regardless of gender. Under the leadership of Bradley Erickson, IGFSU became a member club of ISI. We chose to do this because the ISI structure allows for partnering regardless of gender and does not penalize male skaters wearing skirts!
IGFSU partnered with Gay Games hosts in 2002 in Sydney, Australia, 2006 in Chicago, USA, 2010 in Koeln, Germany, 2014 in Cleveland+Akron, USA and 2018 in Paris, France running events unlike any other figure skating events.
The 2018 Gay Games in Paris included an ISU competition. This was groundbreaking for both ISU and the Gay Games, but did mean that ISU rules in costuming and partnering had to be followed in that portion of the competition.
For the Gay Games in Hong Kong a ISI competition is planned that will include multiple skating opportunities for each participant and welcomes all skaters, in singles, pairs and ice dance, as well as groups.There will be categories for beginners through international elite skaters. If you are training a program for ISU, you will be able to skate it in HK.
IGFSU remains active with the FGG today and is recognized as the official governing body of figure skating for the Gay Games.
We are excited to see elite figure skaters coming out.We strive to support LGBTQ+ skaters, coaches, judges. IGFSU encourages skaters to lobby their country's governing bodies to become more inclusive.
Gay Games 11 in Hong Kong and Guadalajara 2023
The world's largest inclusive sports, arts & culture event is co-hosted by HONG KONG and GUADALAJARA, MÉXICO. IGFSU is hosting Figure Skating at the Gay Games XI in Guadalajara.
You can register get informations on testing and ask questions here:
Information about skating in Guadalajara
Registration for Figure Skating at Gay Games Guadalajara
Results of previous Gay Games
Gay Games IV, 1994 in New York
Gay Games V, Amsterdam (only "practice")
We support events sanctioned by ISI
The Ice Sports Industry (ISI) is an international industry trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice sports industry. Founded in 1959 as a nonprofit organization for owners, operators and developers of ice skating facilities, ISI also created America’s original learn-to-skate program and has introduced more than 10 million individuals to the wonderful world of ice skating.
It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of the Ice Sports Industry (ISI) to promote equal opportunity for all members in its leadership and educational programs, endorsed events and other activities sponsored by the ISI.
The objective of ISI is to encourage participation in recreational ice sports without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status.
Website of ISI:
General Informations about testing:
We are open to working together with the International Skating Union. In order to promote inclusion for the LGBT+ community (eg. same sex couples), we still prefer working together with other organisations.
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