You can meet male and female couples ice dancing

It is now possible to see same-sex couples performing in mixed events such as figure skating pair and ice dance.

The Canadian Figure Skating Federation (Skate Canada) said on its website on the 13th (Korean time), “In order to secure gender diversity, the definition of ‘team’ in the federation’s regulations has been changed from one female and one male to ‘two athletes’.” announced that

As a result, two skaters, regardless of gender, can compete in pairs and ice dance competitions in their country hosted by Skate Canada. “The previous definition of the team did not align with our vision of opposing all discrimination, including gender identity,” Skate Canada explained.

At the Executive Committee held in July, the recommendation of the EDIA (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Communication) Committee under the federation was unanimously approved, and passed the board of directors in September.안전놀이터

The federation also added, “The words used in the scorecard will also change in the future.

Karen Butcher, president of Skate Canada, said, “The revision of the team definition has given many people a new opportunity to enjoy figure skating. It will have a big impact,” he said.

“Figure skating is a sport that combines art and sports,” coach Scott Moyer, the ice dance gold medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, said. Expected.

In international competitions organized by the International Skating Union (ISU), only mixed teams can still participate in pair and ice dance events, but it is predicted that Canada’s example will be followed by many countries. Already, the international ice skating world is revising sexist rules and words in line with gender equality. Last year, the ISU also replaced the official word ladies with women.

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