Athletistic/ Figure Skating. The 2022/2023 season is unfolding for Russian sport in completely new realities. They lie in the fact that many Russian athletes are banned from participating in international competitions. Different sports have dealt with this situation in different ways. One of the best examples can be considered national figure skating.

FFKKR managed to offer interesting competitions. First, the Russian Grand Prix was developed. By the end of 2022, six of its stages have taken place. And in early March, the Grand Prix final was held in St. Petersburg. Many Russian skaters actively fought among themselves. In December, according to tradition, the national championship took place. In January, the First Channel Cup took place. But if we talk about innovations, the main one was the Russian show jumping championship, which took place in St. Petersburg at the end of December.

We are now approaching another new contest. This is a show program tournament. We suggest that you study all the relevant information.

Where will the competition take place?

Moscow will host the show program tournament. Skaters will perform their skates on the ice of the Megasport Arena, located in the Khoroshevsky district of Moscow’s Northern Administrative District, not far from the CSKA metro station.

When will the tournament take place?

The contest is scheduled for Saturday, March 18. Departure is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Moscow time. The tournament will end around 9:00 p.m.

Where to see?

The show program tournament will be broadcast live by Channel One. As always, the competition is visible on the Channel One website.

Tournament participants

Two categories of figure skaters participate in the tournament. The first – Olympic champions and world champions in figure skating, the second – athletes selected by application. As of now, the order in which the skaters will enter the ice is already known.

  1. Makar Ignatov
    2. Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov
    3. Matvey Vetlugin
    4. Elena Radionova
    5. Andrei Mozalev
    6. Vasilisa Kaganovskaya and Valery Angelopol
    7. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
    8. Dmitry Aliyev
    9. Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Yegor Bazin
    10. Sofia Akatieva
    11. Pierre Gumennik
    12. Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov
    13. Mikhail Kolyada
    14. Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviev
    15. Evgenia Medvedeva
    16. Yevgeny Semenenko
    17. Anastasia Mishina and Alexander Gallyamov
    18. Anna Shcherbakova
    19. Alexei Yagudine
    20. Tatyana Totmyanina and Maxim Marinin
    21. Kamila Valieva
    22. Mark Kondratyuk
    23. Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov
    24. Alina Zagitova

How will performance be judged?

This moment remains somewhat unknown. It’s not entirely clear what everything will look like in practice. Many athletes admitted that this tournament was something new for them. However, certain points of the regulations have recently appeared on the FFKKR website:

– The prizes are awarded according to the scores given by the members of the jury. Places from fourth to 24th are not allocated.

– Professionals from various fields of art, as well as media and sports representatives, with experience in scoring at specialized professional competitions, are invited to the jury.

– Each member of the jury awards points for two components of figure skating – composition and presentation. The best and worst scores are discarded, the average scores for each component are added together and give the final result.

– Points are awarded according to the ISU system on a 10-point scale in 0.25-point increments – from 10 (outstanding) to 0-0.75 (incredibly bad).

Recently, many interesting projects have been implemented in the field of figure skating. I would like to hope that the tournament program will be the same. Since it was first held, many still do not understand what it will all look like in reality. However, there are good reasons to expect the tournament to be interesting and exciting.

Yaroslav Pyatikh, Athletistic