Italian Ice Sports Federation

The Italian Ice Sports Federation (Italian: Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio; FISG), is the governing body for ice sports in Italy. It was founded in September 1926 to promote the practice of winter sports on ice and to coordinate events. The FISG is a member of a number of international sports organizations including the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the International Skating Union (ISU).

Italian Ice Sports Federation
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SportIce Sports
FoundedSeptember 1926; 94 years ago (1926-09)
AffiliationISU, IIHF
PresidentAndrea Gios
ReplacedFederazione Italiana Sport Invernali (FISI)
Official website


The first Italian Ice Sports Federation was established in September 1926 in Milan by the fusion of three pre-existing federations, those for bobsledding, ice skating and ice hockey. In 1933 the FISG combined with the Italian skiing federation to create the Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali (FISI) (Italian Federation for Winter Sports ), with its operations transferred to Rome.[1]

After World War II, when Italian sports organizations were being recreated, ice hockey and skiing were separate from ice skating. In 1952 ice hockey again joined with ice skating creating the new Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio.


The FISG has authority over the following sports:

Federation presidentsEdit

List of presidents[2]

No. Name Tenure
1 Aldo Bonacossa 1926–1927
2 Luigi Tornielli di Borgolavezzaro 1927–1933
3 Renato Ricci 1934–1945
4 Enrico Calcaterra 1946–1952
5 Remo Vigorelli 1952–1960
6 Enrico Calcaterra 1960–1972
7 Mario Pinferi 1972–1980
8 Luciano Rimoldi 1980–1992
9 Paul Seeber 1992–1997
10 Giancarlo Bolognini 1997–2014
11 Andrea Gios 2014–

Notable peopleEdit

  • Georges Larivière, technical director of the Italian Ice Sports Federation[3]
  • Lou Vairo, technical coordinator of ice hockey and coach of the Italy men's national ice hockey team[4]


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  2. ^ "I presidenti della Federazione Italiana Sport del Ghiaccio". Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Georges Larivière". Hockey Canada. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Merk, Martin (2014-10-24). "Lou Vairo azzurro". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2020-02-15.

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