26 January 2016

2016 European Championships - Entries and where to watch

The 2016 European Figure Skating Championships will be held 25–31 January 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pairs, and ice dancing.
Skaters are eligible for the event if they are representing a European member nation of the International Skating Union and have reached the age of 15 before July 1, 2015 in their place of birth. The corresponding competition for non-European skaters is the 2016 Four Continents Championships. National associations select their entries according to their own criteria but the ISU mandates that their selections achieve a minimum technical elements score (TES) at an international event prior to the European Championships.

Entries are as follows:

CountryMenLadiesPairsIce dancing
 ArmeniaSlavik HayrapetyanAnastasia GalustyanTina Garabedian / Simon Proulx-Senecal
 AustriaMario-Rafael IonianKerstin FrankMiriam Ziegler / Severin KieferBarbora Silná / Juri Kurakin
 AzerbaijanLarry Loupolover
 BelarusAlexei MialionkhinJanina MakeenkaTatiana Danilova / Mikalai KamianchukViktoria Kavaliova / Yurii Bieliaiev
 BelgiumJorik HendrickxCharlotte Vandersarren
 BulgariaDaniela Stoeva
 CroatiaNicholas Vrdoljak
 Czech RepublicJiri Belohradsky
Michal Březina
Eliška BřezinováCortney Mansour / Michal Češka
 DenmarkPernille SørensenLaurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen
 EstoniaDaniil ZuravHelery Hälvin
 FinlandValtter VirtanenViveca LindforsCecilia Törn / Jussiville Partanen
 FranceFlorent AmodioLaurine Lecavelier
Maé Bérénice Méité
Vanessa James / Morgan CiprèsLorenza Alessandrini / Pierre Souquet
Peroline Ojardias / Michael Bramante
Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
 GeorgiaArmen Agaian
 GermanyFranz Streubel
Paul Fentz
Lutricia Bock
Nathalie Weinzierl
Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot
Mari Vartmann / Ruben Blommaert
Kavita Lorenz / Panagiotis Polizoakis
Katharina Müller / Tim Dieck
 HungaryAlexander MaszljankoIvett TóthAnna Marie Pearce / Mark MagyarCarolina Moscheni / Balázs Major
 IsraelAlexei Bychenko
Daniel Samohin
Aimee BuchananAdel Tankova / Evgeni KrasnopolskiIsabella Tobias / Ilia Tkachenko
 ItalyIvan Righini
Matteo Rizzo
Roberta Rodeghiero
Giada Russo
Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise
Bianca Manacorda / Niccolo Macii
Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek
Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri
Misato Komatsubara / Andrea Fabbri
 LatviaDeniss VasiļjevsAngelīna KučvaļskaOlga Jakushina / Andrey Nevskiy
 LithuaniaAleksandra GolovkinaGoda Butkute / Nikita ErmolaevTaylor Tran / Saulius Ambrulevicius
 LuxembourgFleur Maxwell
 NetherlandsThomas KennesNiki Wories
 NorwaySondre Oddvoll BøeAnne Line Gjersem
 PolandPatrick MyzykNatalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev
 RomaniaJulia Sauter
 RussiaMikhail Kolyada
Maxim Kovtun
Alexander Petrov
Evgenia Medvedeva
Anna Pogorilaya
Elena Radionova
Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov
Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov
Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin
 SlovakiaMichael NeumanNicole RajičováFederica Testa / Lukáš Csölley
 SloveniaDavid KranjecDaša Grm
 SpainJavier Fernández
Felipe Montoya
Sonia LafuenteMarcelina Lech / Aritz MaestuCelia Robledo / Luis Fenero
 SwedenAlexander MajorovMatilda Algotsson
Joshi Helgesson
Isabelle Olsson
  SwitzerlandStéphane WalkerTanja OdermattAlexandra Herbríková / Nicolas RouletKatarina Paice / Iurii Ieremenko
 TurkeyEngin Ali ArtanBirce AtabeyAlisa Agafonova / Alper Uçar
 UkraineIvan PavlovAnna KhnychenkovaValeria Haistruk / Oleksiy Oliynyk
 United KingdomPhillip HarrisDanielle HarrisonPenny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland

Changes:

  • Aimee Buchanan replaced Katarina Kulgeyko as Israel's entry in ladies.
  • Chafik Besseghier withdrew due to a torn ligament in his right ankle. He was not replaced because France had named no substitutes.
  • Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov withdrew due to an Achilles tendon injury to Kavaguti. They were replaced by Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov.
  • Amani Fancy / Christopher Boyadji withdrew from the pairs' event and were not replaced because the U.K. had no substitute in pairs.
  • On 25 January, Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov withdrew due to Klimov's shoulder injury and were replaced by Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov.


The schedule SHOULD be as follow. Remember that times are CET (UTC/GMT+1) and in this time zone now it is 


If you want to watch the competition on Rai Sport 1 or Rai Sport 2, try installing hola! and select Italy (or try here: 1 & 2).
If you want to watch the competition on sportbox.ru, try installing hola! and select Russia.
If you want to watch the competition on YLE, try installing hola! and select Finland.

NOTE: Below, you can find British Eurosport's schedule.


January, 27

10:15 Ladies SPSportbox YLE RAI SPORT 1 (at 13.05) EUROSPORT 2 (at 12.30)
17:30 Men SP - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 1 (at 19.45) EUROSPORT 2 (at 20.30)

January, 28

12:30 SD - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 1 (at 14.45) EUROSPORT 2 (at 14.30)
17:45 Men FP - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 1 (at 19.50) EUROSPORT 2 (at 20.00)

January, 29

14:00 Pairs SP - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 1 (at 14.45) EUROSPORT 2 (at 15.00)
18:00 Ladies FP - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 1 (at 19.15) EUROSPORT 2 (at 20.00)

January, 30

10:00 Pairs FP - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 1 (at 11.00) EUROSPORT 2 (at 15.00, recorded)
14:30 FD - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 2 (at 15.45) EUROSPORT 2 (at 16.00)

January, 31

14:30 Gala - Sportbox YLE RAI SPORT 2 (at 23.45, recorded) EUROSPORT 2 (at 16.45, recorded)


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9 December 2015

Grand Prix Final 2015 - Entries and where to watch


The Grand Prix Final will be held from December 10 to 13, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain for the second year in a row.

The combined event will be the culmination of two international series — the Grand Prix of Figure Skating and the Junior Grand Prix. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior and junior levels. For the first time, medals will also be awarded in synchronized skating.

Entries are as follows (in order of qualifications).


26 November 2015

2015 NHK Trophy - Entries and where to watch


The 2015 NHK Trophy, organized by the Japan Skating Federation, is the last of six events in the 2015–16 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.

The 2015 NHK Trophy will be held in Nagano, Japan from November 27-29, 2015. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters will earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

Entries are as follows:

18 November 2015

2015 Rostelecom Cup - Entries and where to watch


The 2015 Rostelecom Cup (also known as Cup of Russia) is the fifth of six events in the 2015–16 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.

The competition will be held in Moscow, Russia from 20–22 November 2015. Medals are awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

Entries are as follows.

11 November 2015

2015 Trophée Éric Bompard - Entries and where to watch

The 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard is the fourth of six events in the 2015–16 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.

The competition will be held in Bordeaux, France from 13-15 November 2015. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters may also earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.


The entries for this fourth GP event are as follows.

5 November 2015

2015 Cup of China - Entries and where to watch


The 2015 Cup of China is an international figure skating competition. Organized by the Chinese Skating Association, it is the third event of six in the 2015–16 Grand Prix, a senior-level invitational competition series.

The event will be held in Shanghai from 6–8 November 2015. Medals will be awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters will earn points towards qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

The entries for the 2015 Cup of China are as follows.

27 October 2015

2015 Skate Canada - Schedule and where to watch


The 2015 Skate Canada International is the second of six events in the 2015–16 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.

The event will be held October 30 to November 1, 2015 at ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

The entries are as follows:

21 October 2015

2015 Skate America - Schedule and where to watch

The 2015 Progressive Skate America is the first of six events in the 2015–16 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions. It will be held October 23–25, 2015 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.

The entries for the first Grand Prix event are as follows.

MEN

1 Brendan KERRY AUS 1  
2 Han YAN CHN 2  
3 Florent AMODIO FRA 3  
4 Alexei BYCHENKO ISR 4  
5 Takahito MURA JPN 5  
6 Shoma UNO JPN 5  
7 Denis TEN KAZ 6  
8 Konstantin MENSHOV RUS 7  
9 Adian PITKEEV RUS 7  
10 Max AARON USA 8  
11 Jason BROWN USA 8  
12 Ross MINER USA 8

LADIES

7 October 2015

Finlandia Trophy 2015 - Entries and where to watch


The 2015 Finlandia Trophy is a senior international figure skating competition. A part of the ISU Challenger Series, the 20th edition of the annual event will be held on 9–11 October 2015 in Espoo, Finland. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, ice dancing, and synchronized skating.

Entries are as follows.

Synchronized Skating teams

1 Marigold IceUnity FIN
2 Revolutions FIN
3 Rockettes FIN
4 Team Unique FIN
5 Team Paradise RUS

Ice Dance

1 Barbora SILNA / Juri KURAKIN AUT
2 Brianna DELMAESTRO / Timothy LUM CAN
3 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN
4 Cortney MANSOUR / Michal CESKA CZE
5 Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY / Nikolaj SORENSEN DEN
6 Olesia KARMI / Max LINDHOLM FIN
7 Cecilia TÖRN / Jussiville PARTANEN FIN
8 Jennifer URBAN / Sevan LERCHE GER
9 Carter Marie JONES / Richard SHARPE GBR
10 Isabella TOBIAS / Ilia TKACHENKO ISR
11 Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER USA

Men