What to watch for as the skating season heads into March and April
There’s still plenty to watch out for as the skating season heads into spring. From World Championships to non-ISU Opens, there’s a packed schedule with something for everyone.
Young skaters head to EYOF
Edward Appleby, Elena Komova and Adam Hill all skate at the European Youth Olympic Festival. The competition will see over 1,500 young athletes compete over five days. Learn more about it here.
The worlds are waiting
The World Figure Skating Championships are coming to Montpellier, France from Monday, March 21. In the first major competition since the Winter Olympics, it will be one of the last opportunities to see some of the best skaters from around the world in action this season.
Natasha McKay will compete for the first time since her Olympic debut. Photo Credit: Team GB/David Pearce
Newly crowned British Olympians Lilah Fear, Lewis Gibson and Natasha Mckay will all compete. They are joined by Graham Newberry, Sasha Fear & George Waddell and Zoe Jones and Chirs Boyadji as part of Team GB.
The World Junior Figure Skating Championships will then take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from April 13-17.
Sync is back
Sheffield will host the Britannia Cup on April 23-24. Crowds are welcome and tickets are already on sale, you can buy yours here.
Icicles Senior will travel to Canada to represent Great Britain at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships from April 7-9. Their junior team, Icicles Junior, competes in the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships which begin on March 17.
The long-awaited return of some Synchro competitions is extremely welcome after the global pandemic has severely affected the competition schedule for the past two years.
Short Trackers Head to Canada
The revamped World Short Track Speed Skating Championships will end the short track season for our UK team.
They will compete in the event in Canada from April 8-10.
Competitions and Opens across the UK
From Monday 21 March, the qualifying march will take place in Sheffield. In April there is a series of non-ISU openings before an adult opening in May.
There is a huge range of club events that have been tentatively held. To find our more information, click here.
March 21 to 25 – BIS Qualifier March
March 21-27 – ISU World Figure Skating Championships
April 7-9 – ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 8-10 – ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships
April 13-17 – ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships
April 23 & 24 – BIS Britannia Cup
April 27 and 28 – Openings outside ISU
May 26-29 – Adult National Opens
You can find all BIS events here.