UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 20 **
Upcoming Summer Competitions/Shows/Events (Links/info for past events are at the bottom of this page.)
**The 2021 Cup of Russia series opens in Syzran, Sep. 22-26.
Alexandra Trusova 2021 Russian test skates:Free Skate
Alysa Liu 2021 Lombardia Trophy:Free Skate
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. 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. Finlandia Trophy has been extended to a four-day competition due to the high number of skaters pre-registered for this event.
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.
Skate America will host the first event of the 2021 Grand Prix Series 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 will take place in Oberstdorf, Germany, Nov. 8-13.
Lucerne, Switzerland, will host the 2021 Winter Universiade Dec. 11-21. Three disciplines will be contested; no pairs competition.
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
Skate Canada criteria for selection to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games team
2022 Chinese Championships (date and location TBA)
2022 French Championships (date and location TBA)
2022 ISU CHAMPIONSHIPS/OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
European Championships: Tallinn, Estonia — Jan. 10-16
Four Continents Championships:
Tianjin, China — Jan. 17-22. On Sep. 13 the ISU announced China had cancelled this competition and it is now seeking an alternative location.
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
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. Schedule (PDF) / Start Orders -Live Results / Live stream link / Video of the Rhythm Dance is HERE. Free Dance is HERE.
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.
2021 Québec Summer Championships: 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. 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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