UPDATED: JULY 28 **
Upcoming Summer Competitions/Shows/Events
**The Philadelphia Summer Championships is scheduled for July 27-31 at the Ice Works in Aston, Pennsylvania. (Not an international event this year). Spectators permitted for a daily fee of $10. Masks are mandatory. Senior skaters include Gracie Gold, Ting Cui, Isabeau Levito and Lindsay Thorngren. Schedule / Live Scoring
**Glacier Falls Summer Classic will take place in Anaheim, California, July 29-Aug. 1. Senior skaters include Yaroslav Paniot, Andrew Torgashev, Audrey Shin, Kailaini Craine, Emmi Peltonen, Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson and Chelsea Liu and Danny O′Shea. No live stream available. Full entry lists are HERE. Start orders (will be posted late on July 28)/results are HERE.
Federation Competition Calendars
U.S. Figure Skating has published a list of domestic competitions scheduled to take place in 2021 and 2022.
Skate Canada has published the domestic and international competitions it will host in the 2021-2022 season. No summer competitions have yet been confirmed.
Japan Skating Federation has announced the dates and locations for its domestic competitions for the 2021-2022 season.
Fédération Francaise des Sports de Glace has posted its domestic competition calendar for the Olympic season.
Ice Skating Australia has published a spreadsheet of athlete applications for various international competitions for the 2021-2022 season.
The ISU Event Calendar for the 2021-2022 season has been published HERE.
**The 2021 Junior Grand Prix Series kicks off with two competitions in Courchevel, France, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28 (entries and schedules have been published for both competitions). It was in this town that the ISU delivered its first Junior Grand Prix live stream seven years ago. Many will remember the emergence of a sprightly teenager named Evgenia Medvedeva at that competition. Ted Barton shared his thoughts on what he anticipates will be an ″interesting season.″
The 2021 Challenger Series opens with Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo, Italy, Sep. 10 – 12. Nebelhorn Trophy, the third event of the Series, is the final qualifying competition for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Canada and the U.S. will host a Challenger Series event in alternating years going forward. U.S. Figure Skating will host the International Figure Skating Classic (a senior B competition this year) at the Skating Club of Boston’s facility in Norwood, Massachusetts, Sep. 15-19. This event takes place the same weekend as Autumn Classic International. Skate Canada has confirmed Autumn Classic International will take place, but due to current restrictions no spectators will be able to attend the competition.
Skate America will host the first event of the 2021 Grand Prix Series Oct. 22-24. Tickets for this competition went on sale May 26. Hotel rooms at a preferred rate are sold out. The six-event Series will culminate with the Grand Prix Final (junior and senior) in Osaka, Japan.
2022 Russian Championships: Dec. 21-26 — St. Petersburg
2021 All Japan Championships (date and location TBA)
2022 Chinese Championships (date and location TBA)
2022 French Championships (date and location TBA)
2022 U.S. Championships: Jan. 3-9 — Nashville, Tennessee
2022 Canadian Championships: Jan. 6-13 — Ottawa, Ontario
2022 ISU CHAMPIONSHIPS/OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
European Championships: Tallinn, Estonia — Jan. 10-16
Four Continents Championships: Tianjin, China — Jan. 17-22
2022 Olympic Winter Games Competition Schedule (as at June 8)
World Junior Championships: Sofia, Bulgaria — March 7-13
World Championships: Montpellier, France — March 21-27 (tickets not yet on sale)
A new format for synchronized skating will debut this season, featuring teams with 12 skaters as opposed to the regular 16. The ISU proposed the format change to ISU member nations in February and following the positive responses it received, the Elite 12 concept will be tested at two international competitions during the 2021-2022 season.
Further information will be provided in due course with respect to which competitions this concept will be tested at and the program requirements for teams.
2022 World Junior Synchronized Championships: Innsbruck, Austria — March 17-19
2022 World Synchronized Championships: Hamilton, Canada — April 7-9
Skate Canada will host its NextGen Team camp July 19-24. The ice dancers are up first with two groups taking the ice for the rhythm dance at 11:30 a.m. (EST) on Mon., July 19. Live stream link / Schedule / Simulation Start Orders/Results
The 2021 Peggy Fleming Trophy will be held virtually and will air online on the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone on Fri., July 16 at 7:00 p.m. (EST). Competitors include Jason Brown, Karen Chen, Alysa Liu, Yaroslav Paniot, Camden Pulkinen and Andrew Torgashev. You can watch this competition on demand at any time.
The 2021 ISU Skating Awards will be streamed worldwide on July 10 on the ISU Skating Channel (direct link) at 4:00 p.m. (CEST). Given the challenges of this past season, only the Lifetime Award will be presented this year, but the ISU is planning a gala show for skating fans. Tanith White and Charlie White will once again host the show. Check the World Clock for the time in your region.
The Japan Society (based in New York City) will host an online discussion — “The Inside Edge: Skating Champions from Japan and the U.S.” — on June 29 at 8:00 p.m. (EST). Miki Ando, Yuka Sato, Satoko Miyahara and Mirai Nagasu will be the guest speakers. Nancy Kerrigan will moderate the forum, which will cover a range of topics including competing, life after competitive skating, the athletic mindset and resiliency in overcoming challenges, super fans and the popularity of the sport in Japan. Fans will have the opportunity to ask live questions of the panelists. Pre-registration is required.
Ice Skating Australia will get its Benchmark domestic season underway with the 2021 Hollins Trophy, which will take place in Sydney at the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink, June 11-14. Results are HERE. The NSW Ice Skating Association has its own YouTube channel and will live streams the events.
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