UPDATED: JANUARY 23 **
Upcoming Competitions/Shows/Events (Links/info for past events are at the bottom of this page.)
2022 ISU CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
Links for all six stops of the 2021 Grand Prix Series.
The 2021 Grand Prix Final, scheduled to take place in Osaka, Japan, Dec. 9-12, has been cancelled.
2022 German Championships: Dec. 9-11 — Neuss
2021 French Championships: Dec. 16-18 — Cergy-Pontoise
2022 Russian Championships: Dec. 22-26 — St. Petersburg
2021 All Japan Championships: Dec. 22-26 — Saitama City (Results now available in English)
2022 U.S. Championships: Jan. 3-9 — Nashville, Tennessee
2022 Canadian Championships: Jan. 6-13 — Ottawa, Ontario
2022 Russian Junior Championships: Jan. 18-22 — Saransk
2021 Chinese Championships: Dec. 6-12 — Chengde, Hebei Province – Cancelled
**2022 GRAND PRIX SERIES
Skate America — Oct. 21-23
Skate Canada — Oct. 28-30
Internationaux de France — Nov. 4-6
Cup of China — Nov. 11-13
NHK Trophy — Nov. 18-20
Rostelecom Cup — Nov. 25-27
Grand Prix Final — Dec. 8-11 — Torino, Italy
**2023 GRAND PRIX SERIES
Skate America — Oct. 20-22
Skate Canada — Oct. 27-29
Internationaux de France — Nov. 3-5
Cup of China — Nov. 10-12
Rostelecom Cup — Nov. 17-19
NHK Trophy — Nov. 24-26
Grand Prix Final — Dec. 7-10 — Orléans, France
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
U.S. Figure Skating has published a list of domestic competitions scheduled to take place in 2021 and 2022.
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/assignments for the 2021-2022 season.
The 2022 Four Continents Championships will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, Jan 20-23.
The 2022 Russian Junior Championships take place in Saransk, Jan. 20-22.
The 2022 European Championships take place in Tallinn, Estonia, Jan. 12-16.
The 2022 U.S. Championships take place Jan. 3-9 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 2022 Canadian Championships will be held Jan. 6-13 in Ottawa, Ontario.
The 2021 All Japan Championships will play out in Saitama City, Dec. 22-26. (UPDATED Dec. 30 — (Results now available in English)
The 2022 Russian Championships take place Dec. 22-26 in St. Petersburg.
China will hold five competitions for singles skaters to determine Olympic qualification starting Dec. 16.
The 2021 Winter Universiade, scheduled to take place in Lucerne, Switzerland, Dec. 11-21 has been cancelled due to local health restrictions.
The 2021 Santa Claus Cup takes place in Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 6-12.
The final Challenger Series event of the season, Golden Spin of Zagreb, takes place Dec. 9-11.
The final stop on the 2021 Grand Prix Series, Rostelecom Cup, takes place Nov. 26-28 in Sochi, Russia.
The Olympic Channel is producing a series of short documentaries that focus on the Olympic preparations of the elite ice dance teams that train at the I.AM Academy in Montréal. All Episodes
The fifth and final stop on the 2021 Cup of Russia series plays out in Perm, Nov. 17-21.
2021 Warsaw Cup, the second to last event of the Challenger Series, takes place in Poland Nov. 18–21.
The fifth stop on the 2021 Grand Prix Series, Internationaux de France, takes place Nov. 19-21 in Grenoble.
The 2021 Japan Junior Championships take place Nov. 19-21 in Nagoya.
The Challenger Series event, Cup of Austria by IceChallenge, takes place in Graz, Nov. 11-14.
NHK Trophy, the fourth of the six Grand Prix competitions, takes place in Tokyo Nov. 12-14. (Brief Yuzuru Hanyu update added).
The fourth stop on the 2021 Cup of Russia series plays out in Kazan, Nov. 8-12.
The ISU Adult Competition scheduled to take place in Oberstdorf, Germany, Nov. 8-13 has been cancelled due to local health restrictions.
The third Grand Prix event, Grand Pemio D’Italia, takes place Nov. 5-7 in Torino.
The Challenger Series continues with the Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Nur-Sultan, Oct. 28-31.
The third stop on the 2021 Cup of Russia series plays out in Sochi, Oct. 24-28.
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.
The second stage of the 2021 Cup of Russia series takes place in Yoshkar-Ola, Oct. 10-14.
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 Japan Open/Carnival on Ice will take place Oct. 2 in Saitama. Due to immigration/quarantine restrictions, only Japanese skaters will compete again this year. Skaters have been divided into two teams:
RED: Kaori Sakamoto, Rino Matsuike, Mana Kawabe, Keiji Tanaka, Kazuki Tomono and Sena Miyake
BLUE: Satoko Miyahara, Mai Mihara, Wakaba Higuchi, Shoma Uno, Shun Sato and Sota Yamamoto
The six Japanese regional competitions started Sep. 23.
The U.S. International Figure Skating Classic (not a Challenger Series event this year but an ISU Senior B) will take place at the Skating Club of Boston’s venue in Norwood, Mass., Sept. 16-18. The event will be streamed but is limited to those resident in the United States. Russia′s Alexandra Trusova confirmed she has a U.S. visa and will make her international season debut at this competition. Start Orders/Results
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 2021 Russian senior test skates will be held in Chelyabinsk, Sep. 11-12.
The John Nicks Pairs Challenge will be held as part of Middle Atlantic Championships, Sep. 9-10. This competition will take place at the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers in New York City. No live stream for international viewers. Start Orders/Results
Japan alert! Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi will make their season debut at the 19th Annual Labor Day Invitational in Estero, Florida, Sep. 3-5. Start Orders/Live Results / Live stream link / Video of the Rhythm Dance is HERE. Free Dance is HERE.
The British Championships take place in Sheffield, England, Aug. 24-27. Start orders/results.
The 2021 Cranberry Open (a senior B competition for singles and pairs), the Cranberry Cup International and the annual Lake Placid Ice Dance International will take place at the Skating Club of Boston′s Norwood facility, Aug. 12-15. Spectators are permitted to attend. Click the highlighted links for the results of these competitions. Performance Rink / West Rink
Skaters competing at the Cranberry Cup International include Mariah Bell, Alysa Liu, Madeline Schizas, Young You, Donovan Carrillo, Vincent Zhou, Maxim Naumov, Yaroslav Paniot, Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier and Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov. The senior short programs will be held Aug. 14 and the free skates Aug. 15.
The Russian junior test skates take place in Novogorsk Aug. 3-11 behind closed doors. The event will be live streamed on the Channel 1 website. and on its YouTube Channel (links below). Check the WORLD CLOCK for the time in your region. Rhythm Dance / Free Dance / Men′s Short / Men′s Free / Women′s Short / Women′s Free / Pairs Short / Pairs Free
The Québec Summer Championships will take place Aug. 5-8, at the Sporteplex 4 Glaces Pierrefonds. Skaters will attend in person and judging will be remote. Senior competitors include Vanessa James and Eric Radford, Deanna Stellato and Maxime Deschamps, Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha, Gabrielle Daleman and Australian ice dancers Holly Harris and Jason Chan. This competition will be live streamed: Rink 3 / Rink 4. Start orders/results are HERE. Schedule is HERE. Vanessa James/Eric Radford Short Program
The Philippine Skating Union (PSU) is holding a skate off to determine who will go to Nebelhorn to try and earn a place for their nation at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Three men are contending for the honor: Christopher Caluza, Michael Christian Martinez and Edrian Paul Celestino. The selection process is divided into two parts. The first part: the PSU Olympic Qualifier Evaluation will show unedited footage of the short and long programs that have been virtually assessed by a panel of international judges. These performances will be streamed Aug. 6. The second part: All three skaters must compete at an in-person international competition. The scores of each man will be combined from both competitions to determine who goes to Oberstdorf.
The 2021 Wild Rose Invitational in Alberta, Canada is a virtual event this year. Scheduled to stream Aug. 4-8.
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, Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson and Chelsea Liu and Danny O′Shea. No live stream. Full entry lists are HERE. Start orders/results are HERE.
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. 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 / 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.
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.
ISU: UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES