As at this time, the complete competition schedule for the 2020-2021 season is still being worked out by the International Skating Union (ISU). International competitions for novice skaters have not yet been announced. The schedules for the Challenger Series, Junior Grand Prix Series, and the Grand Prix Series are tentative at this time.
Any Junior Grand Prix event is subject to cancellation 10 weeks before the announced scheduled date. First deadline: June 15 for the Canadian Grand Prix in Richmond, B.C.
The ISU released its decisions from the virtual Council meeting held on April 28. It has established a working group to evaluate all options for the upcoming season.
The Junior Grand Prix Series opens in Richmond, Canada, Aug. 26. Many new faces will grace the seven stages along with a number of top stars from last season, including Kamila Valieva, Alysa Liu and Daniil Samsonov. With a number of the Russian ladies from the 2019-2020 campaign moving into seniors, a new crop of young dynamos will make their debuts on the international circuit this season.
|Aug. 26–29||Canada||Richmond, British Columbia||CANCELLED|
|Sep. 9–12||Hungary||Budapest||No pairs|
|Sep. 16–19||Japan||Shin-Yokohama||No pairs|
|Sep. 23–26||Czech Republic||Ostrava|
|Sep. 30–Oct. 3||Uzbekistan||Tashkent|
|Oct. 7–10||Slovenia||Ljubljana||No pairs|
|Dec. 10–13||Grand Prix Final||Beijing, China|
The 2020 Challenger Series is slated to open with the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy in Beijing, China, in early September, followed by Autumn Classic International in Canada.
|Sep. 9–13||Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy||Beijing, China|
|Sep. 17–19||Autumn Classic International||Oakville, Ontario||Pairs|
|Sep. 16–19||Nepela Memorial 2020||Bratislava, Slovakia||CANCELLED|
|Sep. 23–26||Nebelhorn Trophy||Oberstdorf, Germany||Pairs|
|Oct. 8–11||Finlandia Trophy||Espoo, Finland||Pairs|
|Oct. 15–17||Budapest Trophy||Budapest, Hungary|
|Oct. 29–Nov. 1||Denis Ten Memorial||Almaty, Kazakhstan||Pairs|
|Nov. 12–15||Warsaw Cup||Warsaw, Poland|
|Nov. 23–30||Inge Solar Trophy 2020||Innsbruck, Austria|
|Dec. 2–5||Golden Spin of Zagreb||Zagreb, Croatia||Pairs|
The senior Grand Prix Series is scheduled to open with Skate America in Las Vegas, Nevada, in mid-October. The Grand Prix Final, which is set to take place in Beijing, China, will serve as the test event for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Any Grand Prix event is subject to cancellation 12 weeks before the scheduled competition date. First deadline: August 1 for Skate Canada.
|Oct. 23–25||2020 Skate America||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Oct. 30 – Nov. 1||2020 Skate Canada||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Nov. 6–8||2020 Cup of China||TBA, China|
|Nov. 13–15||2020 Internationaux de France||TBA, France|
|Nov. 20–22||2020 Rostelecom Cup||Moscow, Russia|
|Nov. 27–29||2020 NHK Trophy||TBA, Japan|
|Dec. 10–13||2020–21 Grand Prix Final||Beijing, China|
The above calendars are subject to a timely normalization of the coronavirus situation allowing the safe organization of ice skating events this Autumn. While the Challenger Series events remain the property of the organizing ISU Members who remain the key decision makers for those events, the ISU is closely monitoring the respective developments with the expectation and hope that the situation will be restored to normal as quickly as possible.
The ISU Council has provisionally allotted the 2022 World Junior Figure Skating Championships to Sofia, Bulgaria (March 7-13), and the 2022 World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships to Innsbruck, Austria (March 17-19).
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