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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.

Season notes[edit]

Age eligibility[edit]

Date of birthEligibility[1]
Born before July 1, 2004Eligible for Junior Grand Prix
Born before July 1, 2002Eligible for all senior events
Born before July 1, 1998Not eligible for junior events (except male pair skaters and ice dancers)
Born before July 1, 1996Male 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.

Partnership changes[edit]


LadiesAugust 28, 2017Yulia Lipnitskaya[3]
PairsSeptember 22, 2017Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov[4]
LadiesNovember 7, 2017Joshi Helgesson[5]
MenNovember 16, 2017Franz Streubel[6]
LadiesJanuary 10, 2018Kim Hae-jin[7]
LadiesJanuary 12, 2018Isabelle Olsson[8]
MenJanuary 19, 2018Peter Liebers[9]
LadiesJanuary 23, 2018Alexandra Proklova[10]
MenJanuary 27, 2018Kevin Reynolds[11]
MenJanuary 29, 2018Elladj Baldé[12]
Ice DanceJanuary 29, 2018Isabella Tobias[13]
Ice DanceFebruary 1, 2018Lorenza Alessandrini[14]
LadiesFebruary 1, 2018Li Zijun[15]
PairsFebruary 17, 2018Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford[16]
MenFebruary 18, 2018Patrick Chan[17]
Ice DanceMarch 9, 2018Celia Robledo / Luis Fenero[18]


For national and sub-national competitions, see 2017–18 national figure skating championships.

Scheduled competitions:[19]

July 27–29Lake Placid Ice Dance InternationalOther int.Sen.-Nov.DLake Placid, New York, United StatesDetails
August 2–5Asian Open TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/PHong Kong, Hong KongDetails
August 3–5Philadelphia Summer InternationalOther int.Sen.-Jun.M/LPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USADetails
August 23–26JGP AustraliaGrand PrixJuniorM/L/DBrisbane, AustraliaDetails
August 26–27SEA GamesOther int.SeniorM/LKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaDetails
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2JGP AustriaGrand PrixJuniorM/L/DSalzburg, AustriaDetails
September 2–5Slovenia OpenOther int.SeniorM/LCelje, SloveniaDetails
September 6–9JGP LatviaGrand PrixJuniorAllRiga, LatviaDetails
September 13–17U.S. International ClassicChallengerSeniorAllSalt Lake City, Utah, United StatesDetails
September 14–17Lombardia TrophyChallengerSen.-Jun.AllBergamo, ItalyDetails
September 20–24JGP BelarusGrand PrixJuniorAllMinsk, BelarusDetails
September 20–23Autumn ClassicChallengerSen.-Jun.AllMontreal, Quebec, CanadaDetails
September 21–23Ondrej Nepela TrophyChallengerSeniorAllBratislava, SlovakiaDetails
September 27–30JGP CroatiaGrand PrixJuniorAllZagreb, CroatiaDetails
September 27–30Nebelhorn TrophyChallengerSeniorAllOberstdorf, GermanyDetails
October 4–7JGP PolandGrand PrixJuniorAllGdansk, PolandDetails
October 6–8Finlandia TrophyChallengerSeniorAllEspoo, FinlandDetails
October 11–14JGP ItalyGrand PrixJuniorM/L/DEgna/Bolzano, ItalyDetails
October 11–15Cup of NiceOther int.Sen.-Jun.AllNice, FranceDetails
October 19–23Kaunas Ice Autumn CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LKaunas, LithuaniaDetails
October 20–22Rostelecom CupGrand PrixSeniorAllMoscow, RussiaDetails
October 21–23International Halloween CupOther int.Jun.-Nov.M/L/DBudapest, HungaryDetails
October 24–28Crystal Skate of RomaniaOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LBucharest/Otopeni, RomaniaDetails
October 25–29Golden BearOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LZagreb, CroatiaDetails
October 26–29Minsk-Arena Ice StarChallengerSen.-Nov.AllMinsk, BelarusDetails 1, 2
October 27–29Skate CanadaGrand PrixSeniorAllRegina, Saskatchewan, CanadaDetails
November 1-4Denkova-Staviski CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LSofia, BulgariaDetails
November 2–5Tirnavia Ice CupOther int.Jun.-Nov.M/LTrnava, SlovakiaDetails
November 3–5Cup of ChinaGrand PrixSeniorAllBeijing, ChinaDetails
November 8–12Volvo Open CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.AllRiga, LatviaDetails
November 8–12Ice ChallengeOther int.Sen.-Nov.AllGraz, AustriaDetails 1,


November 10–12NHK TrophyGrand PrixSeniorAllOsaka, JapanDetails
November 16–19Warsaw CupChallengerSeniorAllWarsaw, PolandDetails
November 16–19Merano CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LMerano, ItalyDetails
November 17–19Internationaux de FranceGrand PrixSeniorAllGrenoble, FranceDetails
November 20-25Cup of TyrolOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/PInnsbruck, AustriaDetails
November 21–26Tallinn TrophyChallengerSen.-Nov.AllTallinn, EstoniaDetails
November 22–26Open d'AndorraOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/DCanillo, AndorraDetails
November 22–26Skate CeljeOther int.Jun.-Nov.M/L/PCelje, SloveniaDetails
November 24–26Shanghai TrophyOther int.SeniorAllShanghai, ChinaDetails
November 24–26[20]Skate AmericaGrand PrixSeniorAllLake Placid, New York, United StatesDetails
December 4–10Santa Claus CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/DBudapest, HungaryDetails
December 6–9Golden Spin of ZagrebChallengerSeniorAllZagreb, CroatiaDetails
December 7–10Grand Prix FinalGrand PrixSen.–Jun.AllNagoya, JapanDetails
December 12–16Istanbul Bosphorous CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/DIstanbul, TurkeyDetails
December 15–17Grand Prix of BratislavaOther int.Jun.-Nov.M/L/DBratislava, SlovakiaDetails
January 4–7EDU Sport TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LBucharest/Otopeni, RomaniaDetails
January 4–7FBMA TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LAbu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesDetails
January 15–21European ChampionshipsISU Champ.SeniorAllMoscow, RussiaDetails
January 22–27Four Continents ChampionshipsISU Champ.SeniorAllTaipei, TaiwanDetails
January 23–27Skate HelenaOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LBelgrade, SerbiaDetails
January 26Reykjavík InternationalOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LReykjavik, IcelandDetails
Jan. 26–31Bavarian OpenOther int.Sen.-Nov.AllOberstdorf, GermanyDetails
Jan. 30 – Feb. 4Mentor Torun CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.AllTorun, PolandDetails
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2Open Ice MallOther int.Jun.-Nov.L/PEilat, IsraelDetails
February 1–4The Nordics OpenOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LRovaniemi, FinlandDetails
February 2–4Egna Dance TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.DEgna, ItalyDetails
February 6–11Sofia TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LSofia, BulgariaDetails
February 8–11Dragon TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LLjubljana, SloveniaDetails
February 9–25Winter OlympicsOlympicsSeniorAllPyeongchang, South KoreaDetails
February 14–18Olympic HopesOther int.Jun.-Nov.M/LTargu Secuiesc, RomaniaDetails
February 16–18Jégvirág CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/DMiskolc, HungaryDetails
February 22–25Challenge CupOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/PDen Haag, NetherlandsDetails
March 1–4Sarajevo OpenOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/PSarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaDetails
March 5–11World Junior ChampionshipsISU Champ.JuniorAllSofia, BulgariaDetails
March 16–18Coupe du PrintempsOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LLuxembourg, Luxembourg
March 19–25World ChampionshipsISU Champ.SeniorAllMilan, Italy
Mar. 30 - Apr. 1Balkan GamesOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LCelje, Slovenia
April 4–8Triglav TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/LJesenice, Slovenia
April 5–8Egna Spring TrophyOther int.Sen.-Nov.M/L/PEgna, Italy
April 20–22Rooster CupOther int.NoviceM/LCourbevoie, 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

International medalists[edit]


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 Novice44 3 3 16 8 3 3 3 3
Junior and Senior33 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

National Team
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.

ISU Championships
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.


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