Category Archives: International Skating Union

Smooth’s Podium Picks – World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017

The skating stars of the future are in Taipei, as the World Juniors take place. Over 130 skaters representing 30 countries will take part this weekend.  Some skaters have senior experience in their national competitions, but haven’t either reached the legal … Continue reading

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Approximately one year from now, the world will converge on Pyeongchang, Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Figure skating will be the main draw for the Olympics, as the events will take place in the morning, Korea time.  However, the … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2017 European Figure Skating Championships

All eyes will be on Ostrava in the Czech Republic, where for the first time in the city’s history, the European Figure Skating Championships will take place. Three reigning European Champions are back and hope to defend their titles against … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Grand Prix Final 2016

The final Grand Prix event of the season takes place in the beautiful city of Marseilles, France. The top 6 skaters in each division will skate for bragging rights going into national competitions. Up to now, the top skaters haven’t … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – NHK Trophy 2016

This weekend marks the 6th and final competition of the Grand Prix season. The stage is set for Tokyo, where over 40 skaters will participate in the remaining slots for the Grand Prix Final. Men Analysis – Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Cup of China 2016

The Grand Prix circut heads east with a weekend of skating in Bejing, China. Five of six competitions will be in the books by the end of this weekend and we’ll have a clearer picture of who will be in … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Trophée de France 2016

The Grand Prix series continues with the Trophée de France. Last season, the competition held in Bordeaux was cancelled midway due to a terrorist attack that killed over 200 people in Paris. The competition was moved to the capital city … Continue reading

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