2018 All Events Schedule: The complete list of all the International Skating Union competitions for novice, junior and senior levels for the 2018-2019 season, with dates and locations.
UPDATE: Two major changes have taken place. In June, China advised the International Skating Union that it would not be hosting any skating events this season, which meant the Cup of China Grand Prix had to be moved to another country.
Finland will now host the third event of the Series, the Grand Prix of Helsinki.
The Junior Grand Prix event scheduled for Harbin in September has been moved to Vancouver, Canada.
The annual competition, Shanghai Trophy., has been cancelled. This was not good news for synchronized figure skating, as it was the only competition that included synchro and the figure skating disciplines.
Chinese media reported the reason was the government wanted to use the time and money to upgrade its existing facilities and build new ones in preparation for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The 2018 Asian Trophy has been given a Challenger Series designation this season. That competition takes place in Bangkok, Thailand at the beginning of August. The Series resumes mid-September with the U.S. International Classic, followed by Skate Canada’s Autumn Classic. Yuzuru Hanyu is confirmed for Autumn Classic. It is likely Evgenia Medvedeva and Jason Brown will also compete at this event.
The Junior Grand Prix Series opens in Bratislava, Slovakia, Aug. 23, with many new faces gracing the seven stages.
Its senior counterpart returns to the regular order of events this season with Skate America being the first and Internationaux de France closing out the six-event Series.
The number of skaters nations can field to the 2018 Championships was determined by results at the 2017 World Championships.