International Competition Figure Skating
When it comes to winter sports, Canada is not going to be left behind in any of them. If they are being offered at an international level, this is one country that is going to be there to enjoy all that it has to offer. Fortunately, there are many sports in which they can do this. Figure skating is one of them.
There are several different competitions that they can enter on an international level all the way up to the Olympics if they can qualify.
This is a very prestigious event run by Skate Canada International. Participants are invited to compete. It is the second segment of the ISU Grand Prix for Figure Skating. The competition is broken down into four segments which are:
- Men’s singles
- Ladies singles
- Pair skating
- Ice dancing
ISU World Figure Skating Championships
This is a huge event and one that many skaters aspire to attend. It is run annually and is supported by the International Skating Unite. It has the same categories as Skate Canada. Those who walk away with a medal in the event only have one more level to go, and that is the Olympics. This is an important event for all figure skaters as there is a junior level.
This helps to let the young ones who are showing the talent to be able to compete during their youth and not to have to wait until they become adults. Some who compete as youngsters do carry on into the adult completion and others do not. But, at least they have had the chance to compete at an international level.
Canada has been proud to place its skaters on the podium over the years with some examples such as the first place in 2006 from Calgary, and 2013 London Ont. Canada had placements in second and third as well.