Las Vegas to host Skate America again

U.S. Figure Skating have announced that the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will host the opening stage of the ISU Grand Prix series for the third consecutive year in 2021. The event will take place from October 22 to 24. All-session ticket packages will go on sale May 26; more information will be available atContinue reading “Las Vegas to host Skate America again”

Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Team Trophy

The ISU World Team Trophy is a figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU) and held in Japan, where the top six members compete in a team format with points awarded based on skaters’ placements in men’s (two participants per country), ladies’ (two participants per country), pairs’ (one entry per country), andContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Team Trophy”

Anna Shcherbakova leads at Worlds after short program

The 2021 World Figure Skating Championships began in Stockholm this week and the first competitions got underway today. A highly anticipated ladies’ short program event opened the competition with a very strong and competitive field of athletes. Leader heading into the free skate is Anna Shcherbakova. Three-time Russian national champion Shcherbakova is among the favoritesContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads at Worlds after short program”

Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships

The 2021 World Figure Skating Championships will take place from March 24 to 28 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm. Sweden’s capital will host the World Championships for the first time since 1947. In 1976 and 2008, the Swedish city of Gothenburg hosted the competition. This year, the World Championships will determine the entry quotasContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships”

ISU Council Meeting decisions regarding figure skating

The International Skating Union (ISU) reported the decisions made in the ISU Council Meeting on March 2, which took place online. The discussions mainly covered the 2020-2021 season’s ISU Event Calendar. The Council confirmed that the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships will go on as scheduled – from March 22 to 28 in Stockholm, Sweden.Continue reading “ISU Council Meeting decisions regarding figure skating”

ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem

Russian news agency TASS reported that a source close to the situation has revealed that the International Skating Union (ISU) will not object to Russian figure skaters using composer’s Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s music as the anthem during awards ceremonies at the World Championships. Due to the decision by the Court of Arbitration of Sport, Russian athletesContinue reading “ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem”

European Figure Skating Championships – cancelled

The International Skating Union (ISU) published a press release announcing the cancellation of the 2021 European Figure Skating Championships, originally scheduled to take part from January 25 to 31 in Zagreb, Croatia. The ISU Council decided to cancel the event because of “the worsening worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation and the consequent increasing risks for organizersContinue reading “European Figure Skating Championships – cancelled”

Arena scheduled to host European Championship – turned into hospital

Arena Zagreb in the capital of Croatia, which is scheduled to host the 2021 European Figure Skating Championship from January 25 to 31, has been converted into a COVID-19 hospital. According to Croatian media, the first admitted patients will arrive by the end of the week. The sports arena will house patients who have mildContinue reading “Arena scheduled to host European Championship – turned into hospital”

World Junior Figure Skating Championship cancelled

The International Skating Union (ISU) announced the cancellation of the 2021 World Junior Figure Skating Championship. Originally scheduled to take place in Harbin, China from March 1 to 7, the event has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Held every year since 1976, the competition has previously never been cancelled. It last tookContinue reading “World Junior Figure Skating Championship cancelled”