The Outline of the 2020-21 Season

The preliminary schedule for the 2020-21 skating season. Competition dates may change, or be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Challenger events of 2020/21 will no longer be considered a series, but as individual events. No World Standings points will be awarded, and Minimum Total Elements Scores will only apply if the event fulfils the requirements.

The Grand Prix series will not award World Standings points and scores will not count towards the Minimum Total Elements Scores.

On July 13th, Japan Skating Federation has decided to cancel assigning skaters to the Junior Grand Prix and Challenger Series events in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Source

On August 7th, British Ice Skating announced that no skaters would be sent to international events in 2020, excluding Performance Squad Athletes who may request entry and will be considered on an individual basis. Source

On July 20th, the ISU announced the cancellation of the Junior Grand Prix Series. Source

On August 4th, the ISU confirmed that the Senior Grand Prix series would be going ahead as normal, however they will be held as domestic competitions. The circumstances around Grand Prix Final, which would be a test event for the 2022 Olympics, are still being discussed. Source

Challenger Series

The ISU Challenger Series is made up of 10 competitions, that take place between August and December. (Events marked with * will have no pairs competition.)

TBD (Originally scheduled for September 9 - 13, 2020)

POSTPONED – Asian Open Trophy

Beijing, China *

TBD (Originally scheduled for September 9 - 13, 2020)

September 16 - 19, 2020

CANCELLED – Nepela Memorial

Bratislava, Slovakia *

September 16 - 19, 2020

TBD (Originally scheduled for September 17 - 19, 2020)

POSTPONED – Autumn Classic International

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

TBD (Originally scheduled for September 17 - 19, 2020)

September 23 - 26, 2020

Nebelhorn Trophy

Oberstdorf, Germany

September 23 - 26, 2020

October 8 - 11, 2020

CANCELLED – Finlandia Trophy

Espoo, Finland 

October 8 - 11, 2020

October 15 - 17, 2020

Budapest Trophy

Budapest, Hungary *

October 15 - 17, 2020

October 29 - November 1, 2020

CANCELLED – Denis Ten Memorial

Almaty, Kazakhstan

October 29 - November 1, 2020

November 12 – 15, 2020

Warsaw Cup

Warsaw, Poland *

November 12 – 15, 2020

November 23 – 30, 2020

Inge Solar Trophy

Innsbruck, Austria *

November 23 – 30, 2020

December 2 – 5, 2020

Golden Spin of Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia

December 2 – 5, 2020

Grand Prix Series

 

October 23 - 25, 2020

Skate America

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

October 23 - 25, 2020

October 30 – November 1, 2020

CANCELLED – Skate Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

October 30 – November 1, 2020

November 6–8, 2020

Cup of China

Chongqing, China

November 6–8, 2020

November 13–15, 2020

Internationaux de France

Grenoble, France

November 13–15, 2020

November 20–22, 2020

Rostelecom Cup (Cup of Russia)

Moscow, Russia

November 20–22, 2020

November 27–29, 2020

NHK Trophy

Osaka, Japan

November 27–29, 2020

December 10–13, 2020

POSTPONED – Grand Prix Final

Beijing, China (together with Junior Grand Prix Final)

December 10–13, 2020

Junior Grand Prix Series

August 26–29, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Canada

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

August 26–29, 2020

September 2–5, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Slovakia

Košice, Slovakia

September 2–5, 2020

September 9–12, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

September 9–12, 2020

September 16–19, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Japan

Shin-Yokohama, Japan

September 16–19, 2020

September 23–26, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Czech Republic

Ostrava, Czech Republic

September 23–26, 2020

September 30 – October 3, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

September 30 – October 3, 2020

October 7–10, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia

October 7–10, 2020

October 14–17, 2020

CANCELLED – JGP Latvia

Riga, Latvia
(Added on June 15, following the cancellation of JGP Canada and JGP Slovakia)

October 14–17, 2020

December 10–13, 2020

CANCELLED – Junior Grand Prix Final

Beijing, China (along with Senior Grand Prix Final)

December 10–13, 2020

ISU Championships

These are made up of; European Championships, Four Continents Championships, Junior World Championships & World Championships. Europeans dates back to the 1800’s, whereas Four Continents was first held in 1999 for non-European skaters to compete.

January 25 - 31, 2021

European Figure Skating Championships

Zagreb, Croatia

January 25 - 31, 2021

February 8 - 14, 2021

Four Continents

Sydney, Australia

February 8 - 14, 2021

March 1 - 7, 2021

World Junior Figure Skating Championships

Harbin, China

March 1 - 7, 2021

March 22 - 28, 2021

World Figure Skating Championships

Stockholm, Sweden

March 22 - 28, 2021

Furthermore, there are other international competitions for Novice, Junior and Senior skaters. For more competition information, please visit the ISU Calendar

 

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