The 2023 ISU European Figure Skating Championships are rushing toward an exhilarating start in Espoo, Finland from the 25th-28th of January. The Espoo Metro Arena will serve as the battlefront for just under 150 of the nation’s top elite ice skating champions. The competition will have four categories: men’s and women’s singles, pairs, and ice dance. All European International Skating Union member country skaters are eligible to compete in the championship. Non-European skaters will compete in the Four Continents Championships in 2023.
- What: European Figure Skating Championships
- When: 25th to 28th January, 2022
- Where: Espoo, Finland
- Live Stream Anywhere: Gamepass.TV
The International Skating Union’s suspension of skaters from Russia and Belarus due to the Ukrainian conflict led to the absence of the defending champions from the arena. Another absence that is intensely felt is of the five-time European champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, who are currently on competitive hiatus. This brings forward the opportunity for all four disciplines to have first-time champions.
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2023 European Figure Skating Championships Schedule:
Wednesday 25 January
- 13:15–15:23 UTC: Pairs short program
- 17:35–21:54 UTC: Men’s short program
Thursday 26 January
- 13:15–17:54 UTC: Women’s short program
- 19:25–21:54 UTC: Pairs free skating, which will be followed by the victory ceremony
Friday 27 January
- 13:15–16:52 UTC: Ice dance rhythm dance
- 18:00–21:56 UTC: Men’s free skating, followed by victory ceremony
Saturday 28 January
- 3:00–16:56 UTC: Women’s free skating, which will be followed by the victory ceremony
- 18:30–21:50 UTC: Ice dance free dance, which will be followed by the victory ceremony
Sunday 29 January
- 15:30–18:00 UTC: Exhibition gala
How To Watch ISU European Figure Skating Championships:
- The European Championships will be televised and streamed live on Peacock and E! in the United States. Fans in Australia may tune in on SBS.
- The ISU Skating Channel on YouTube will also have a live feed of events available in select countries, including Canada.
- Fans in Europe should check their local listings with Eurosport or national broadcasters.
- You can stream also 2023 The European Figure Skating Championships live stream online via Gamepass.TV from anywhere in the world.
The men’s event is wide open, with multiple podium contenders among the 30 competitors. Both Italy′s Daniel Grassl and France′s Adam Siao Him Fa won Grand Prix events this season; Deniss Vasiljevs of Latvia finished third in England; Italy′s Matteo Rizzo won bronze in Canada; and French star Kévin Aymoz finished third in Finland. Loena Hendrickx of Belgium, the Grand Prix Final bronze winner, will be hoping to better her fourth-place performance in 2022 in the women′s competition. Anastasiia Gubanova of Georgia, who finished third in the Sheffield Grand Prix, and Ekaterina Kurakova of Poland, who won the Warsaw Cup, are two other strong possibilities.
Sari Conti and Niccolo Macci, who won medals at Grand Prix events and bronze at the Final, will lead Italy’s three pairs teams. Rebecca Ghilardi and Filippo Ambrosini, as well as Matteo Guarise and Lucrezia Beccari, will join them. Charlène Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy led the ice dance competition, followed by Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson of the United Kingdom and Allison Reed and Saulius Ambruleviius of Lithuania.