A NEW CHAPTER: INTRODUCING THE RESTRUCTURED ISF BOARD The end of an era, but beginning of a new chapter: The ISF is announcing major changes to our leadership. For the past decade, ISF President, Phil Grice and ISF Vice President, Terry Price have been devoting their time to creating and structuring the sport of competitive scootering at the global level. Because of their efforts, we have been privileged to have grown from an association to an officially registered sports federation, and the only federation dedicated solely to competitive scootering. In addition, under their leadership, we have held nine successful [...]
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ISF RESTRUCTURING FOR LONG TERM GROWTH Following the transition from ISA to ISF in 2021, it has been essential for the ISF to identify challenges and prioritize where the federation and sports infrastructure must strengthen. We are pleased to announce we have accomplished that goal. The ISF has now restructured our leadership to include knowledgeable and talented individuals with diverse backgrounds from all over the world. All of whom are passionate about putting our sport in its rightful place, as one of the world’s most exciting action sports. Over the past six months, the ISF and established National Governing [...]
We, at ISF, believe respect for human rights and peaceful relations between nations form the foundation of international sport. ISF is committed to support fair competitions for everybody without any discrimination. In order to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all the participants, the IOC EB recommends that International Sports Federations and sports event organisers not invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in international competitions. ISF will adapt the recommendations of the IOC. These measures will be in place until further notice. Full statement from IOC https://olympics.com/ioc/news/-give-peace-a-chance [...]
World Scooter Championship Finals 2022 Announced The International Scooter Federation (ISF) has confirmed that for 2022, the official ISF world scooter championship finals will be hosted at Tinnell Memorial Sports Park, Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA on Oct 14 - 16th. The championships will be contested by the world’s best scooter riders, as determined by the ISF global championships. Additionally, the ISF confirms that a series of global events and recognized national championships will provide further opportunities for riders to qualify. This is the 10th year anniversary of the world scooter championships and we are thrilled to be celebrating this [...]
PURSUING OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AS A SPORT Today is a significant milestone in the history of scooter riding as a sport! The International Scooter Federation (ISF) has officially contacted the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) in order to start a formal process of becoming a federation member. This latest development is to ensure the sport continues its incredible global impact by seeking official recognition and pushing for scooter athletes to be included in the Olympics Games. Already the achievement of the sports growth is phenomenal. Scooters have become the most popular wheeled sport in skateparks across the [...]
Scooter Rider Committee Development The rider committee is among one of the most important groups within the ISF structure. The committee is made up of a diverse range of international riders who are tasked with providing input, voicing concerns and representing the needs of the riders. It is this group that helps guide the ISF. To ensure that the committee has maximum impact, the ISF have committed to strengthening this committee by: Ensuring equality and global representation by appointing a male and female rider from each National Governing Body (NGB) affiliated to the ISF A male and female rider [...]
National Governing Bodies Accepted As ISF Members The International Scooter Federation (ISF) is pleased to announce that the following National Governing Bodies have been officially accepted as members; Australian Scooter Association (ASA) United Scooter Association (United Scoot) Russian Scooter Federation (RSF) Rullesport Danmark (Danish Roller Sport Federation) Affiliated memberships connect National Governing Bodies to the International Scooter Federation creating a global scooter infrastructure and congress. It is an essential development in strengthening and legitimizing scooter riding as an official sport. We look forward to building upon the sport’s core foundations and working together to ensure scooter riding continues it’s [...]
All Round Champion Season 5 The 'All Round Champion' Season 5 crew are looking for a North Amercian male and female scooter rider, aged between 11 - 15 years old, to take part in this seasons TV show. 10 athletes from different sports will compete in each others sports and the one that racks up the most amount of points, is the season champion. It's all a bit of fun and great opportunity for showcasing scooters, plus you get on TV. If you are interested, then please complete the application below. Good luck. APPLICATION: https://allroundchampionseason5.castingcrane.com/ WATCH PAST [...]
SCOOTER RIDING BUILDS CONFIDENCE Confidence is an awesome thing and every single one of us has it, even if we don’t always show it or feel it. It is developed from a very young age and we continue to develop confidence throughout our lives. From being a kid to adulthood, your confidence and character is being developed by all the things you do in-between. INSPIRING A GENERATION: MINI-MAX This is a story about a young scooter rider who overcame his fears and became a champion within himself. On the 2nd and 3rd [...]
WORLD SCOOTER CHAMPIONSHIPS MOVED TO 2022 The newly formed International Scooter Federation (ISF), which transitioned from the ISA on the 5th August 2021 has been working relentlessly behind the scenes to help support the riders and sport. Faced with significant challenges caused by Covid, the ISF has successfully hosted the European Scooter Championships at Urban Street Zone, Denmark, and the North American Scooter Championships are happening on the 30th / 31st October at Premises Park, USA. All within the federations first 3 months. This would not have been possible without the support and involvement of many riders, individuals, organizations [...]
Australiasian Scooter Championship Qualifier Cancelled It is with huge disappointment that we have to announce the fact that our Australasian Qualifier at Volo Park (16/17th Oct) will not be able to take place due to Covid restrictions in Australia. As a worldwide scooter community we wish for all to stay safe and regulations must be complied with to ensure that we sooner rather than later will be able to all scoot together again. The International Scooter Federation will continue to do everything possible to support scooter riding in Australasia and we have big plans for the future. Should travel restrictions [...]
SCOOTER CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS - 2ND AND 3RD OCTOBER, 2021 What we’ve built and what’s ahead. When we established the International Scooter Association 10 years ago, we could only dream of the incredible growth that has made this supreme sport so special and what it is today. Since the beginning, we’ve been focusing on making ISF the Global Governing Body where all riders and partners build a world community representing and regulating the scooter sport for scooter riders only, as well as ensuring recognition of the sport in its own right. We proudly present our first event as the International [...]
Charlotte Worthington: Scooter Rider to BMX Olympic Gold Medallist If anyone needed proof that scooter riding provides solid foundations for young athletes to enter sport and progress onto big things, well, here is another prime example. Not only has scooter riding played a major part in the astonishing career of action sports superstar, Ryan Williams, a 3 times X-Games BMX World Champion. We now witness the incredible achievement of former scooter rider, Charlotte Worthington, an Olympic gold medallist in BMX. From Riding a Scooter and Developing Skills In her teens, Charlotte Worthington was a keen [...]
Olympic Games Continues To Support Youth and Urban Sports Even though the number of sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games has been reduced from 339 to 329 sports, the youth and urban sport concept have been expanded. Skateboarding, Breaking, Surfing and Climbing have all been confirmed. This is welcoming news for action sports and the scooter industry. IOC Olympic Games - Events and youth-focused approach In the post-COVID-19 world, the overall number of events will be reduced from 339 to 329 compared to Tokyo 2020. Only four sports proposed by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee [...]