The inaugural Denis Ten Memorial Challenge will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Oct. 10-12 at the Halyk Arena sports complex. The tournament, organized by the Denis Ten Foundation, is a new Senior B event that forms part of the International Skating Union competition line-up. The annual event is dedicated to continuing the commitment of Denis Ten to develop skating in his homeland and is supported by the government and the nation′s Olympic Committee.
Skaters from 17 countries, in both the junior and senior categories, are slated to compete. Some of the young stars fresh off the Junior Grand Prix circuit on the rosters include Daria Usacheva, Maria Kromukh, Daniil Samsonov and Artur Danielian.
Senior competitors include Dabin Choi, Maria Sotskova, Makar Ignatov, Moris Kvitelashhvili and June-Hyoung Lee.