European Figure Skating Championships

Publication date: 19 Dec 2023

About the European Figure Skating Championships

The European Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition run under the auspices of the International Skating Union (ISU). It is the oldest of the four annual competitions organized by the Union (the others being the World Championships, the Four Continents and the World Junior Figure Skating Championships).

2024 European Figure Skating Championships

The next European Figure Skating Championships will take place from 22 to 28 January 2024 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Athletes from ISU member countries will participate in the event. Each country can be represented by no more than three athletes in each discipline.

The main contenders to win the European competitions are the teams of Russia, Italy, Germany and France. All of them are among the strongest figure skaters in the world. Moreover, there are several reigning World and European champions and medallists in the teams of these countries.

History of the Championship

The first European Figure Skating Championships took place in Hamburg, Germany, in 1891. Only men took part in it, and the competition was held in single skating.

The women’s singles category was introduced into the championship programme in 1930, and the pairs category in 1935. In 1954, the ice dancing category was added to the championship programme.

This competitions is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. The winners of the Championships get the right to represent their country at the Olympic Games.

Results of the competitions for the last three years

Year Venue Winners
2023 Espoo, Finland Men’s medallists: 

Gold – Adam Siao Him Fa, silver – Matteo Rizzo, bronze – Lukas Britschgi

Women’s medallists:

gold – Anastasiia Gubanova, silver – Luna Hendricks, bronze – Kimmy Repond

Pairs skating:

gold – Sara Conti/Niccolò Macii, silver – Rebecca Ghilardi/Filippo Ambrosini, bronze – Annika Hocke/Robert Kunkel

2022 Tallinn, Estonia Men’s medallists: 

gold – Mark Kondratiuk, silver – Daniel Grassl, bronze – Deniss Vasiļjevs 

Women’s medallists:

gold – Kamila Valieva, silver – Anna Shcherbakova, bronze – Alexandra Trusova

Pairs skating:

gold – Anastasia Mishina/Alexandr Galliamov, silver – Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, bronze – Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii

2021 Zagreb, Croatia  cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2025 European Figure Skating Championships

There is preliminary information that the next championship will be held in the city of Zagreb (Croatia) from 20 to 26 January. Medals in men’s and women’s single skating, pairs skating and ice dancing will be traditionally awarded.

The European Figure Skating Championships is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. It always attracts the attention of spectators and fans, and the results of the competition determine the composition of the European team for the Olympic Games.

Keep an eye on the dates of figure skating competitions and other events in our Sporting Events Calendar.

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