The UK has only one major ice-skating championship, but for the fans of the sport, there are many championships and competitions to stream online or watch on television. This article provides details on the most-watched ice and figure skating championships and what they represent.
ISU European Figure Skating Championships
The European Figure Skating Championships is an annual competition where skaters compete for titles in their respected categories. Only skaters who are members of the European ISU can compete in the championships. Each country that is a member of the ISU can send one competitor per discipline if they meet the minimum scores required.
British National Figure Skating Championships
This championship has been the leading British championship for ice and figure skating. The competition hosts all the most popular categories, including men’s singles, women’s singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.
The event is hosted each year during November or December and draws a large audience being the only major British championship for figure skating.
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating is a series of senior international figure skating competitions which are organised by the International Skating Union. The competition has been active since 1995 and provides medals to men’s singles, women’s singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.
Skate America is an international senior-level figure skating competition that is held as part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and hosted by the US Figure Skating federation.
As an annual event, the locations change each year and awards medals to all the major known categories in the sport. It’s one of the most viewed skating competitions on television.
World Figure Skating Championships
The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition that is sanctioned by the ISU. The event is usually held during March and is considered the most prestigious ISU championships in the world, being formed in 1892 and only gaining popularity ever since.