|2017–18 figure skating season|
|Date:||July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018|
The 2017–18 figure skating season began on July 1, 2017, and ends on June 30, 2018. During this season, elite skaters will compete on the ISU Championship level at the 2018 European, Four Continents, World Junior, and World Championships. They will also compete in elite events such as the Grand Prix series and Junior Grand Prix series, culminating in the Grand Prix Final.
|Date of birth||Eligibility|
|Born before July 1, 2004||Eligible for Junior Grand Prix|
|Born before July 1, 2002||Eligible for all senior events|
|Born before July 1, 1998||Not eligible for junior events (except male pair skaters and ice dancers)|
|Born before July 1, 1996||Male pair skaters and ice dancers: Not eligible for junior events|
|Rules may not apply to non-ISU events such as national championships|
For whom to include, see Wikipedia:Notability (sports) § Figure_skating.
If skaters of different nationalities team up, the ISU requires that they choose one country to represent.
Date refers to date when the change occurred or, if not available, the date when the change was announced.
|Ladies||August 28, 2017||Yulia Lipnitskaya|||
|Pairs||September 22, 2017||Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov|||
|Ladies||November 7, 2017||Joshi Helgesson|||
|Men||November 16, 2017||Franz Streubel|||
|Ladies||January 10, 2018||Kim Hae-jin|||
|Ladies||January 12, 2018||Isabelle Olsson|||
|Men||January 19, 2018||Peter Liebers|||
|Ladies||January 23, 2018||Alexandra Proklova|||
|Men||January 27, 2018||Kevin Reynolds|||
|Men||January 29, 2018||Elladj Baldé|||
|Ice Dance||January 29, 2018||Isabella Tobias|||
|Ice Dance||February 1, 2018||Lorenza Alessandrini|||
|Ladies||February 1, 2018||Li Zijun|||
|Pairs||February 17, 2018||Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford|||
|Men||February 18, 2018||Patrick Chan|||
|Ice Dance||March 9, 2018||Celia Robledo / Luis Fenero|||
For national and sub-national competitions, see 2017–18 national figure skating championships.
|July 27–29||Lake Placid Ice Dance International||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||D||Lake Placid, New York, United States||Details|
|August 2–5||Asian Open Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/P||Hong Kong, Hong Kong||Details|
|August 3–5||Philadelphia Summer International||Other int.||Sen.-Jun.||M/L||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||Details|
|August 23–26||JGP Australia||Grand Prix||Junior||M/L/D||Brisbane, Australia||Details|
|August 26–27||SEA Games||Other int.||Senior||M/L||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Details|
|Aug. 31 – Sept. 2||JGP Austria||Grand Prix||Junior||M/L/D||Salzburg, Austria||Details|
|September 2–5||Slovenia Open||Other int.||Senior||M/L||Celje, Slovenia||Details|
|September 6–9||JGP Latvia||Grand Prix||Junior||All||Riga, Latvia||Details|
|September 13–17||U.S. International Classic||Challenger||Senior||All||Salt Lake City, Utah, United States||Details|
|September 14–17||Lombardia Trophy||Challenger||Sen.-Jun.||All||Bergamo, Italy||Details|
|September 20–24||JGP Belarus||Grand Prix||Junior||All||Minsk, Belarus||Details|
|September 20–23||Autumn Classic||Challenger||Sen.-Jun.||All||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Details|
|September 21–23||Ondrej Nepela Trophy||Challenger||Senior||All||Bratislava, Slovakia||Details|
|September 27–30||JGP Croatia||Grand Prix||Junior||All||Zagreb, Croatia||Details|
|September 27–30||Nebelhorn Trophy||Challenger||Senior||All||Oberstdorf, Germany||Details|
|October 4–7||JGP Poland||Grand Prix||Junior||All||Gdansk, Poland||Details|
|October 6–8||Finlandia Trophy||Challenger||Senior||All||Espoo, Finland||Details|
|October 11–14||JGP Italy||Grand Prix||Junior||M/L/D||Egna/Bolzano, Italy||Details|
|October 11–15||Cup of Nice||Other int.||Sen.-Jun.||All||Nice, France||Details|
|October 19–23||Kaunas Ice Autumn Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Kaunas, Lithuania||Details|
|October 20–22||Rostelecom Cup||Grand Prix||Senior||All||Moscow, Russia||Details|
|October 21–23||International Halloween Cup||Other int.||Jun.-Nov.||M/L/D||Budapest, Hungary||Details|
|October 24–28||Crystal Skate of Romania||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Bucharest/Otopeni, Romania||Details|
|October 25–29||Golden Bear||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Zagreb, Croatia||Details|
|October 26–29||Minsk-Arena Ice Star||Challenger||Sen.-Nov.||All||Minsk, Belarus||Details 1, 2|
|October 27–29||Skate Canada||Grand Prix||Senior||All||Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada||Details|
|November 1-4||Denkova-Staviski Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Sofia, Bulgaria||Details|
|November 2–5||Tirnavia Ice Cup||Other int.||Jun.-Nov.||M/L||Trnava, Slovakia||Details|
|November 3–5||Cup of China||Grand Prix||Senior||All||Beijing, China||Details|
|November 8–12||Volvo Open Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||All||Riga, Latvia||Details|
|November 8–12||Ice Challenge||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||All||Graz, Austria||Details 1, |
|November 10–12||NHK Trophy||Grand Prix||Senior||All||Osaka, Japan||Details|
|November 16–19||Warsaw Cup||Challenger||Senior||All||Warsaw, Poland||Details|
|November 16–19||Merano Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Merano, Italy||Details|
|November 17–19||Internationaux de France||Grand Prix||Senior||All||Grenoble, France||Details|
|November 20-25||Cup of Tyrol||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/P||Innsbruck, Austria||Details|
|November 21–26||Tallinn Trophy||Challenger||Sen.-Nov.||All||Tallinn, Estonia||Details|
|November 22–26||Open d'Andorra||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/D||Canillo, Andorra||Details|
|November 22–26||Skate Celje||Other int.||Jun.-Nov.||M/L/P||Celje, Slovenia||Details|
|November 24–26||Shanghai Trophy||Other int.||Senior||All||Shanghai, China||Details|
|November 24–26||Skate America||Grand Prix||Senior||All||Lake Placid, New York, United States||Details|
|December 4–10||Santa Claus Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/D||Budapest, Hungary||Details|
|December 6–9||Golden Spin of Zagreb||Challenger||Senior||All||Zagreb, Croatia||Details|
|December 7–10||Grand Prix Final||Grand Prix||Sen.–Jun.||All||Nagoya, Japan||Details|
|December 12–16||Istanbul Bosphorous Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/D||Istanbul, Turkey||Details|
|December 15–17||Grand Prix of Bratislava||Other int.||Jun.-Nov.||M/L/D||Bratislava, Slovakia||Details|
|January 4–7||EDU Sport Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Bucharest/Otopeni, Romania||Details|
|January 4–7||FBMA Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Details|
|January 15–21||European Championships||ISU Champ.||Senior||All||Moscow, Russia||Details|
|January 22–27||Four Continents Championships||ISU Champ.||Senior||All||Taipei, Taiwan||Details|
|January 23–27||Skate Helena||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Belgrade, Serbia||Details|
|January 26||Reykjavík International||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Reykjavik, Iceland||Details|
|Jan. 26–31||Bavarian Open||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||All||Oberstdorf, Germany||Details|
|Jan. 30 – Feb. 4||Mentor Torun Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||All||Torun, Poland||Details|
|Jan. 31 – Feb. 2||Open Ice Mall||Other int.||Jun.-Nov.||L/P||Eilat, Israel||Details|
|February 1–4||The Nordics Open||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Rovaniemi, Finland||Details|
|February 2–4||Egna Dance Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||D||Egna, Italy||Details|
|February 6–11||Sofia Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Sofia, Bulgaria||Details|
|February 8–11||Dragon Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Details|
|February 9–25||Winter Olympics||Olympics||Senior||All||Pyeongchang, South Korea||Details|
|February 14–18||Olympic Hopes||Other int.||Jun.-Nov.||M/L||Targu Secuiesc, Romania||Details|
|February 16–18||Jégvirág Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/D||Miskolc, Hungary||Details|
|February 22–25||Challenge Cup||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/P||Den Haag, Netherlands||Details|
|March 1–4||Sarajevo Open||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/P||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Details|
|March 5–11||World Junior Championships||ISU Champ.||Junior||All||Sofia, Bulgaria||Details|
|March 16–18||Coupe du Printemps||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Luxembourg, Luxembourg|
|March 19–25||World Championships||ISU Champ.||Senior||All||Milan, Italy|
|Mar. 30 - Apr. 1||Balkan Games||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Celje, Slovenia|
|April 4–8||Triglav Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L||Jesenice, Slovenia|
|April 5–8||Egna Spring Trophy||Other int.||Sen.-Nov.||M/L/P||Egna, Italy|
|April 20–22||Rooster Cup||Other int.||Novice||M/L||Courbevoie, France|
|Levels: Sen. = Senior; Jun. = Junior; Nov. = Novice|
Disciplines: M = Men's singles; L = Ladies' singles; P = Pair skating; D = Ice dancing; All = All four disciplines
Selection Criteria and Qualifying System
Skate Canada Sectionals
Sectional events are held for juvenile, pre-novice, novice, junior and senior competitors. For pre-novice, novice, junior and senior competitors, these are the qualifying competitions for Skate Canada Challenge. Sectional competitions are held annually in each of the 10 Sections.
Juvenile competitors at the Skate Canada Sectionals do not progress any further.
The top placements in pre-novice, novice junior and senior advance to the Skate Canada Challenge.
|Pre-Novice and Novice||4||4||3||3||16||8||3||3||3||3|
|Junior and Senior||3||3||2||2||15||8||2||2||2||2|
Skate Canada Challenge
This competition qualifies athletes for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. In novice, junior and senior events a maximum of 18 men, 18 women, 12 pairs and 15 ice dance teams.
Pre-novice competitors do not progress to the Canadian Figure Skating Championships and the winners will be declared the Pre-Novice Champion of Canada.
Byes may be granted through sectional or challenge level of competition. The granting of a bye permits a skater to pass to the next level of competition without competing at a prerequisite level. Byes are classified as: (1) Automatic when granted to all skaters or teams in a given situation (e.g. the competitors who placed first, second and third nationally in senior the previous year), (2) Individual when granted to a particular skater for medical or international assignment reasons.
For example, if there are two senior women byes awarded then a maximum of 16 women only could qualify at the Skate Canada Challenge for the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, where a total field of 18 women would be entered.
Canadian Figure Skating Championships
The top five finishers at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in the senior singles, pair and ice dance disciplines are eligible for nomination to the National Team.
At the conclusion of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships, the teams that will represent Canada at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships are selected and announced.
Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships
National Synchronized Skating Teams
The top three senior teams chosen at the conclusion of the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships make up the National Synchronized Skating Team.