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Upcoming Competitions/Shows/Events (Links/info for past events are at the bottom of this page.)
The third stop on the 2021 Cup of Russia series plays out in Sochi, Oct. 24-28.
Maiia Khromykh 2021 Budapest Trophy Free Skate
The ISU Event Calendar for the 2021-2022 season has been published HERE.
Links for all the events that form part of the 2021 Challenger Series.
U.S. Figure Skating will host the first event of the 2021 Grand Prix Series, Skate America, Oct. 22-24. Cup of China has been cancelled. On Aug. 27, the ISU announced the Federazione Italiana Sport de Ghiaccio will host the third stage of the Grand Prix Series at the Palavela in Torino, Nov. 5-7. The six-event Series will culminate with the Grand Prix Final (junior and senior) in Osaka, Japan.
The ISU Adult Competition scheduled to take place in Oberstdorf, Germany, Nov. 8-13 has been cancelled due to local health restrictions.
Lucerne, Switzerland, will host the 2021 Winter Universiade Dec. 11-21. Three disciplines will be contested; no pairs competition.
2021 Japan Junior Championships: Nov. 19-21 — Nagoya
2021 Italian Championships: Dec. 3-5 — TBA
2022 German Championships: Dec. 9-11 — Neuss
2021 French Championships: Dec. 16-19 — Cergy-Pontoise
2022 Russian Championships: Dec. 21-26 — St. Petersburg
2021 All Japan Championships: Dec. 22-26 — Saitama City
2022 U.S. Championships: Jan. 3-9 — Nashville, Tennessee
2022 Canadian Championships: Jan. 6-13 — Ottawa, Ontario
2022 Chinese Championships (date and location TBA)
2022 Russian Junior Championships: Feb. 1-5 – Saransk
2022 ISU CHAMPIONSHIPS/OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
European Championships: Tallinn, Estonia — Jan. 10-16
Four Continents Championships: Tallinn, Estonia — Jan. 18-23.
2022 Olympic Winter Games — Feb. 4-20
World Junior Championships: Sofia, Bulgaria — March 7-13
World Championships: Montpellier, France — March 21-27 (tickets now 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
The 2021 Budapest Trophy will take place Oct. 14-17. The event will be live streamed. Some of the top Russian skaters are slated to compete. Videos of the free skates of the top three women at 2021 Budapest Trophy
Ice Star 2021 takes place in Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 14-17. Links for live stream, start orders/results and the schedule are HERE.
The Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy, the test event for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, takes place Oct. 14-15 in Beijing. Wenjing Sui and Cong Han are scheduled to make their season debut at this competition.
Finlandia Trophy Espoo takes place Oct. 7-10. Links for this competition, which has many of the top skaters in the world scheduled to compete, are HERE.
The 2021 Junior Grand Prix Series kicks off with two competitions in Courchevel, France, Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28. 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.
The second event of the 2021 Challenger Series,Autumn Classic International, is scheduled for Sep. 16-18.
2021 Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying event for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, will be held Sep. 23-25.
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. A pairs event has now been added to Autumn Classic International.
The Philadelphia Summer Championships is scheduled for July 27-31 at the Ice Works in Aston, Pennsylvania. (Not an international event this year). Senior skaters include Gracie Gold, Ting Cui and Lindsay Thorngren. Schedule / Live Scoring
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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