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Championship Allotments for 2020/21
ISU European Figure Skating Championships
Jan 25 - Jan 31, 2021, Zagreb, CRO
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
Feb 08 - Feb 14, 2021, Sydney, AUS
ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships
Mar 01 - Mar 07, 2021, Harbin, CHN
ISU World Figure Skating Championships
Mar 22 - Mar 28, 2021, Stockholm, SWE
Junior Grand Prix Allotments for 2021/22
August 18-21, 2021, Courchevel, FRA
August 25-28, 2021, Edmonton, CAN (includes Pair Skating)
September 1-4, 2021, Kosice, SVK (includes Pair Skating)
September 15-18, 2021, Krasnoyarsk, RUS (includes Pair Skating)
September 22-25, 2021, Ljubljana, SLO
September 29 - October 2, 2021, Gdansk, POL
October 6-9, 2021, Linz, AUT (includes Pair Skating)
Championship Allotments for 2021/22 and Later
Season 2021/22 Figure Skating
Season 2022/23 Figure Skating
In the News:
Past News Nuggets are in the Archive
19 Oct. 2020 - The ISU today announced the cancelation of the Internationaux of France, what would have otherwise been the fourth stop of the 2020 Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
Currently, China, Japan and Russia remian on the Grand Prix schedule.
16 Oct. 2020 - The ISU today announced the cancelation of the Four Continents Championships in Figure Skating and Speed skating. This follows on the heels of the announcement of the cancellation of Skate Canada International, the second previously planned stop for the 2020 Grand Prix, earlier this week.
The 2021 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were to have been held in Sydney, Australia. Sydney now has the provisional allotment for the 2023 Four Continents Championship.
2020 Skate America remains on track to be held next week using a stringent "bubble" approach; while cancellation of Skate France and Rostelcom Cup in the near future is a strong possibility.
Russia is undergoing a recent surge in Covid cases in a second wave, with outbreaks among athletes in several sports reported. Cases are also on the rise in Europe, with localized lockdowns being reimposed, and more expansive lockdowns under consideration.
6 Oct. 2020 - U.S. Figure Skating announced today (Oct. 9, 2020) two-time U.S. National Champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates have withdrawn from 2020 Skate America.
“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from Skate America,” Chock and Bates said. “Our training and preparation have been affected by the pandemic and at this time we are 100% focused on our preparation for the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships. We will be staying at our training base in Montreal, but will certainly miss the thrill of competition and seeing our U.S. Figure Skating family. We wish everyone good health and good luck!”
30 Sep. 2020 - The ISU announced today the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, originally scheduled for Beijing/China - December 10-13, 2020
Regarding the test event, the ISU said, "Concerning the Olympic Test Events in Beijing there were also a number of logistical points raised by potentially participating teams that meant that hosting the competitions on the scheduled dates (close to the end of year holidays and National Championships) would have impacted on the number of participants, given the potential need to quarantine on returning to their home country."
In it's announcement the ISU also stated, "The ISU, in consultation with all stakeholders and considering the pandemic developments, is evaluating the continuation of the 2020/21 season, in particular the re-scheduling possibilities for the important Olympic Test Events. The ISU will communicate the conclusions at a later date."
29 Sep. 2020 - French pairs figure skater Morgan Cipres and his partner, Vanessa James, retired from the sport on Tuesday amid allegations that Cipres sent lewd photos to a 13-year-old American figure skater on Instagram. Cipres is under investigation by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for allegedly direct messaging two photos of his penis to a 13-year-old American figure skater in 2017.
2020 / 2021 Season
Nov 06 - Nov 08, 2020, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Cup of China, Chongqing, CHN
Nov 13 - Nov 15, 2020, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Internationaux de France, Grenoble FRA
Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2020, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Rostelcom Cup, Moscow, RUS
Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2020, ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, NHK Trophy, Osaka, JPN
Dec 10 - Dec 13, 2020, ISU Grand Prix of figure Skating Final, Beijing, CHN
2020-2021 ISU Grand Prix