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Elite Figure Skating Competitions

Top figure skaters from around the world compete in figure skating competitions geared for ice skating celebrities and champions. Learn and read about these events in this section.
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A Fictional Account of the 2014 US Nationals Under the 6.0 Judging System
This is a fictional account of what might have occurred in the championship events at the 2014 US Figure Skating Championships under the 6.0 figure skating judging system.

Summary of the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
The 2013 World Figure Skating Championships took place in London, Ontario, Canada from March 11 - March 17, 2013. This article gives a general summary of the competition.

Summary of the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
The 2013 World Figure Skating Championships took place in London, Ontario, Canada from March 11 - March 17, 2013. This article gives a general summary of the competition.

European Figure Skating Championships
It is an honor to win the European figure skating title.

About the Nebelhorn Trophy - An Annual International Figure Skating Competition
The Nebelhorn Trophy international figure skating takes place in late September of each year in Oberstdorf, Germany.

U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate Figure Skating Competition
The U.S. Challenge skate is a figure skating competition that U.S. Figure Skating began in 2012. It gives figure skaters at the novice and junior levels a chance to experience what an international competition is like. The skaters are also given a chance to attend seminars and undergo media training.

About Jackie Wong's Excellent Examiner.com Figure Skating Coverage
One of the best sources for ice skating fans to get news and updates about what is going on in the figure skating world is from Jackie Wong, Examiner.com's National Figure Skating Examiner.

Summary of the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships
The 2012 World Figure Skating Championships took place in Nice, France from March 26 through April 1, 2012. This article summarizes the competition.

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2012 Recap and Highlights
The 2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA from February 7 to February 12, 2012. This article highlights some memories of the event.

Remembering Some Skaters From the 2007 Four Continents Skating Championships
This article gives information about some of the skaters who participated in the 2007 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships which took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA from February 7 through 10, 2007.

2012 US National Figure Skating Championships Summary
This article shares some of the highlights from the 2012 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships that took place in San Jose, California in late January, 2012.

Remembering the 2011 US National Figure Skating Championships
Most figure skating fans agree that the 2011 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships was one of the most exciting events ever. One of the reasons was that new skaters that figure skating fans never heard of appeared and skated well.

Summary of the 2010 Synchronized World Figure Skating Championships
The 2010 Synchronized World Figure Skating Championships took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA from April 7 through April 10, 2010. About.com's Guide to Figure Skating, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, attended all of the competition. This article summarizes her experience.

An Interview With Alina Adams
Alina Adams was a figure skating researcher for network television. Her experience gave her a unique look inside the elite competitive figure skating world.

All About Skate America - An Elite Figure Skating Competition
Skate America is an elite international figure skating competition which is part of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.

Pair Skating In the United States - What Can Be Done to Improve Pair Skating...
Some people say that what is going with pair skating in the USA is just not working. Something has to change. What can be done to improve pair skating in the United States?

Readers Share Their Photos and Memories From the 2010 Synchro…
The 2010 Synchronized World Figure Skating Championships took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA from April 7 through April 10, 2010. Here, About.com readers can share their own photos and memories from the event.

About Universal Sports Figure Skating and Sports Network
Universal Sports television and the Universal Sports website show Olympic and other world-class figure skating programs year round. Live and on-demand coverage is available. The Universal Sports website provides fans with figure skating news and information year round.

2010 World Skating Championships Schedule
The 2010 World Figure Skating Championships will take place in Torino, Italy in March of 2010. 2010 also marks the 100th anniversary of the World Figure Skating Championships. This is the tentative schedule of the world figure skating events.

Remembering ar the 2010 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships
The top finishers at "Nationals 2010" became the members of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.

Understanding How Figure Skating Jumps Are Scored
Ice skating fans don't always understand how figure skating jumps are scored. They can see a skater do a beautiful program with what seems like clean triple jumps. They think their favorite skater has won. Then the scores appear. Triples were only scored as doubles. Why? Should triple jumps be downgraded to doubles?

US Olympic Figure Skating Team 2010 Predictions
Due to the new judging system for figure skating, there is no way anyone can really predict which U.S. figure skaters will qualify for the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, but certain figure skaters may qualify. Which figure skaters do you think will qualify for the 2010 Olympic US Figure Skating Team?

Worlds 2009 Memories - Share Your Memories From the 2009 Worlds
The 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships was held in Los Angeles, California, USA from March 22 through March 29, 2009. What memories do you have from the event?

Memories From the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles
The 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships was held in Los Angeles, California, USA from March 22 through March 29, 2009. About.com's Figure Skating Guide, JO ANN Schneider Farris, and her family attended. In this article, she shares some of her experiences and memories from the event.

Photos From the 2009 World Figure Skating Championshps by Kathie Fry
This gallery includes photos by Kathie Fry, of SkateLog.com, from the 2009 World Figure Skating Championsiips in Los Angeles. Fry was About.com's Guide to Inline Skating for over five years.

2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships Photos
The 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships was held in Los Angeles from March 23 through March 29, 2009. About.com's Figure Skating Guide, JO ANN Schneider Farris, attended the event with her family. This photo gallery includes many of the memories of the competition.

Eva Gottlieb's Photos From the 2009 World Skating Championships
Eva Gottlieb is a ice skating fan. This photo gallery includes photos from her trip to Los Angeles to watch the 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

Review of IceNetwork.com
IceNetwork.com is a subsidiary of U.S. Figure Skating and has exclusive rights to U.S. Figure Skating's events. It is a web-based online subscription service that provides live and on-demand coverage of figure skating competitions and events. This article reviews the IceNetwork service.

What is the Difference Between a Professional or Amateur Skater?
Until recently, if a figure skater accepted money for teaching or performing, he or she was considered a professional ice skater. What is the difference between an amateur and professional figure skater?

What is the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships?
The U.S. National Figure Skating Championships is a yearly ice skating competition. The event is called "Nationals" by the skating community.

The World Figure Skating Championships
The World Figure Skating Championships is the most prestigious of all figure skating competitions. The only event that is considered more important is the Olympic figure skating event.

The Four Continents Championships
The Four Continents Championships first began in 1999. For many years, there has been a European Figure Skating Championship, so it was decided by the International Skating Union to hold a similar event for all other countries outside of Europe.

What is the Grand Prix of Figure Skating?
The Grand Prix of Figure Skating is a series of international ice skating competitions.

Remembering and Reflecting After the 2009 AT&T US Figure Skating Championships
In the past, the United States National Figure Skating Championships that is held just before an Olympic year, helps to give those involved in figure skating some idea about who may be competing in the Olympics, but instead, in 2009, the competition left everyone wondering what will happen in 2010.

US World Figure Skating Team 2009
After competing at the 2009 AT&T US Figure Skating Championships, the best figure skaters in the United States earned spots on the US Figure Skating World Team.

What Is the Junior World Figure Skating Championships?
The World Junior Figure Skating Championships is a yearly figure skating competition sponsored by the Internationl Skating Union (ISU). The best young figure skaters in the world compete for the title of World Junior Champion.

Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating
The Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating is an elite ice skating competition series where top junior level skaters from more than thirty countries compete.

The New Figure Skating Judging System
There is a new judging system for figure skating, called the ISU Judging System. A short explanation of this new system of scoring is summarized in this article.

The Lost Edge - By Cécile Däniker Rüsch
Cécile Däniker Rüsch is an international figure skating coach and choreographer. In 2008, she gave About.com permission to publish her views on the state of the sport of figure skating.

Skating With Celebrities
Skating With Celebrities was a 2006 prime-time television show that partnered six professional figure skaters with six famous personalities. Paired with professional skaters, celebrities trained and competed in a live television skating competition.

What is the Figure Skating Competition Season?
What is the figure skating competition season? What time of year does the season for competitive figure skating begin and when does the season end?

Review of the 1975 World Figure Skating Championships by Jo Ann Schneider
This article was published on March 14, 1975 in the Colorado College Catalyst. It is written by About.com's Figure Skating Guide, Jo Ann Schneider Farris. She attended Colorado College at the time, and was asked by the editor of the college's newspaper to review the event since the 1975 World Figure Skating Championship took place in Colorado...

Olympic Figure Skating History
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