Moscow, Russia is the host of the 2018 European Figure Skating Championships, January 15-21. It will be a do-or-die situation for a number of skaters.
Nations that have not already named their 2018 Olympic representatives will do so after this competition. Some skaters will be in a skate-off for a berth to PyeongChang, while others are all but guaranteed a place on their national team.
Spain’s Javier Fernández will be chasing a sixth historic title in Moscow. The Spanish star has confirmed this will be his final Olympic cycle so going out on top and setting himself up as a medal contender at the Games will be paramount.
This competition will be the first international face-off between two Russian champions — Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova. Both are shoe-ins for the Olympic Games nominations.