2020 has been a difficult year for everyone in every walk of life but it started off well – You Young and Yuma Kagiyama were among the gold medalists at the Winter Youth Olympics, Russians took all of the gold medals and won ten of the total twelve medals at the European Championships, Rika Kihira won her second consecutive and Yuzuru Hanyu won his first ever Four Continents Championships, and Kamila Valieva shined at the World Junior Championships.
After the world shut down in mid-March, the season ended and the new one brought in non-traditional style events, opportunities for some underrated figure skaters to perform in international competitions, and interesting results.
Anna Shcherbakova: won both stages of the Cup of Russia series this season and is one of the favorites at the Russian National Championships this month
Eva-Lotta Kiibus: won the Nebelhorn Trophy, was second at the Budapest Trophy, and was the highest placed non-Russian skater at the Rostelecom Cup
Nathan Chen: won the ISP Points Challenge, his fourth consecutive Skate America, and the Las Vegas Invitational
Alexandra Trusova: won two stages of the Cup of Russia series and landed four quads in the free skate at the fourth stage
Kamila Valieva: silver medal at the second stage of the Cup of Russia series and gold medal at the fifth stage
Daniel Grassl: gold medalist at the Budapest Trophy, winner of two stages of the Italian Grand Prix series, and the Italian national champion for the third consecutive season
Yuma Kagiyama: winner of the NHK Trophy in his debut ISU Grand Prix series event
Tiffany Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro: winners of the third stage of the Cup of Russia series and silver medalists at the Rostelecom Cup
Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov: winners of two stages of the Cup of Russia series and silver medalists at the Rostelecom Cup
Elizaveta Nugumanova: showed many improvements on the Cup of Russia circuit and placed in the top five at the Rostelecom Cup in her debut ISU Grand Prix series event