Countdown to Four Continents
Held annually since 1999, the ISU (International Skating Union) Four Continents Figure Skating Championships feature skaters from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Skaters compete in singles, pairs and ice dancing. The U.S. delegation will be comprised of three athletes or teams in each discipline and will be named following the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championship, which are set to take place in Detroit, Michigan from Jan. 19-27, 2019.
Recent Four Continents titlists include China’s Boyang Jin and Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto. Jason Brown took the bronze medal in last year’s men’s competition. The United States took the top two spots in the 2018 pairs competition with Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea winning gold and Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc taking Bronze. Similarly, Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker won the ice dance competition. Competitors for the 2019 competition will be announced in January 2019.
The event is returning to the United States for the first time since 2012, when it was held in Colorado Springs. It was also held in the United States in 2006 and 2007. In 2018, the event was held in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.
Click here to view the results and information for the 2018 competition held in Taipei City.
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Tickets for the ISU Four Continents Championships 2019 are on sale starting Friday, June 1! Click here the link below to get your tickets.