International figure skating

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Figure skating is a sport with participants across the world. Originally based in North American and European countries, the sport has experienced a major expansion in the countries of East Asia.

The international governing body of the sport is the International Skating Union (ISU). Only those nations which are members of the International Skating Union are allowed to compete in the figure skating events in the Olympic Games.

Africa

Country ISU member Governing body Official site Skaters Additional
South Africa Yes South African Figure Skating Association http://www.safsa.org.za/ Category

Americas

Country ISU member Governing body Official site Skaters Additional
Argentina Provisional Federación Argentina de Patinaje Sobre Hielo http://www.faph.org.ar/ Category
Brazil Yes Brazilian Ice Sports Federation Category
Canada Yes Skate Canada http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/ Category
Mexico Yes Federacion Mexicana de Deportes Invernales Category
Puerto Rico Provisional Puerto Rico Skating Federation Category
United States Yes U.S. Figure Skating http://www.usfigureskating.org/ Category

Asia

Country ISU member Governing body Official site Skaters Additional
China Yes Chinese Skating Association http://www.chnfs.org/ Category  Macau – Macau Skating Union
Hong Kong Yes Hong Kong Skating Union Category
India Yes Ice Skating Association of India Category
Indonesia Yes Skyrink Jakarta
Japan Yes Japan Skating Federation http://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/ Category
Kazakhstan Yes Skating Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan Category
Malaysia Provisional Ice Skating Association of Malaysia http://www.isam.my/
Mongolia Yes Skating Union of Mongolia
North Korea Yes Skating Association of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Category
Pakistan No Pakistan Skating Association
Philippines Yes Philippine Skating Union http://www.figureskatingph.com/ Category
Singapore Provisional Singapore Ice Skating Association Category
South Korea Yes Korea Skating Union http://skating.or.kr/ Category
Chinese Taipei Yes Chinese Taipei Skating Union Category
Thailand Yes Figure and Speed Skating Association of Thailand Category
Turkmenistan No Figure Skating Federation of the Republic of Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan Yes Figure Skating Federation of the Republic of Uzbekistan Category

Europe

Some countries within Asia are listed here if they may compete at the European Championships.

Country ISU member Governing body Official site Skaters Additional
Andorra Yes Federacio Andorrana d’Esports de Gel http://www.faeg.org Category
Armenia Yes Figure Skating Federation of Armenia http://www.iamsport.org/pg/profile/ArmeniaSkating Category
Austria Yes Österreichischer Eiskunstlauf Verband http://www.skateaustria.com/ Category
Azerbaijan Yes The Skating Federation of Azerbaijan Republic Category
Belarus Yes Skating Union of Belarus Category
Belgium Yes Federation Royale Belge de Patinage Artistique http://www.kbsf.be/ Category
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes Skating Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina http://www.ksbih.ba/ Category
Bulgaria Yes Bulgarian Skating Federation Category
Croatia Yes Croatia Skating Federation http://www.croskate.hr/ Category
Cyprus Yes Cyprus Ice Skating Federation
Czech Republic Yes Czech Figure Skating Association http://www.czechskating.org/ Category
Denmark Yes Danske Skøjte Union http://www.danskate.dk/ Category
Estonia Yes The Estonian Skating Union Category
Finland Yes Suomen Taitoluisteluliitto http://www.stll.fi/ Category
France Yes Federation Française des Sports de Glace http://www.ffsg.org Category
Georgia Yes Georgian Figure Skating Association Category
Germany Yes Deutsche Eislauf-Union e.V. http://www.eislauf-union.de/ Category
Gibraltar No Gibraltar Skating Association
Greece Yes Hellenic Ice Sports Federation http://www.hisf.gr/ Category Last permanent ice rink closed in May 2003.
Hungary Yes Hungarian National Skating Federation http://www.moksz.hu/ Category
Iceland Yes Icelandic Skating Association http://www.skautasamband.is/ Category
Ireland Yes Ice Skating Association of Ireland http://isai.ie/ Category
Israel Yes Israel Ice Skating Federation http://www.israel-isf.org/ Category
Italy Yes Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio http://www.fisg.it/ Category
Latvia Yes Latvian Skating Association http://www.skatelatvia.lv/ Category
Lithuania Yes Lithuania Skating Federation Category
Luxembourg Yes Union Luxembourgeoise de Patinage Category
Monaco Yes Federation Monegasque de Patinage Category
Montenegro Yes Skating Association Of Montenegro Category
Netherlands Yes Koninklijke Nederlandsche Schaatsenrijders Bond http://knsb.nl/ Category
Norway Yes Norges Skøyteforbund http://www.skoyteforbundet.no/ Category
Poland Yes Polish Figure Skating Association http://www.pfsa.com.pl/ Category
Portugal Provisional Federação Portuguesa de Patinagem http://www.fpp.pt/ Category
Romania Yes Romanian Skating Federation http://www.frp.ro/ Category
Russia Yes Figure Skating Federation of Russia http://fsrussia.ru/ Category
San Marino No Federazione San Marin Sport del Ghiaccio
Serbia Yes Serbian Skating Association http://www.klizackisavezsrbije.rs/ Category
Slovakia Yes Slovak Figure Skating Association http://www.kraso.sk/ Category
Slovenia Yes Slovene Skating Union http://www.drsalna-zveza.si/ Category
Spain Yes Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo http://www.fedhielo.com/ Category
Sweden Yes Svenska Konståkningsförbundet http://www.skatesweden.se Category
Switzerland Yes Schweizer Eislauf-Verband http://www.swissiceskating.ch/ Category
Turkey Yes Turkish Ice Sports Federation http://www.buzpateni.org.tr/ Category
Ukraine Yes Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation http://ufsf.org/ Category
United Kingdom Yes National Ice Skating Association of Great Britain and N.I. http://www.iceskating.org.uk Category  Northern Ireland – The Northern Ireland Ice Skating Federation
 Scotland – Skate Scotland
 Wales – Welsh Ice Skating Association

Oceania

Country ISU member Governing body Official site Skaters Additional
Australia Yes Ice Skating Australia http://www.isa.org.au/ Category State associations:
 Australian Capital Territory
 New South Wales
 Queensland
 South Australia
 Victoria
 Western Australia
 Tasmania
New Zealand Yes New Zealand Ice Skating Association http://www.nzifsa.org.nz/ Category

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