In an extremely questionable move from the International Skating Union, this week’s World Championships will still be used to decide Olympic qualifying spots for the 2022 Winter Games, despite the pandemic impacting athlete training and comfort travelling to the event. Ethical concerns aside for a moment, let’s take a look at how spots are awarded and how qualifications might shake out across the four disciplines. Continue reading 2021 Worlds: Olympic Spots on the Line
The decision to hold the World Figure Skating Championships this month as planned has raised more than a few eyebrows. What have skaters had to say about the announced health and safety measures, and can anyone really stand up to the ISU? Continue reading Skaters speak out about Worlds safety
The novel coronavirus has completely obliterated the 2020-21 figure skating season. Every major international event was ultimately removed from the calendar, with only the question of the biggest and final event, the World Figure Skating Championships, remaining to be answered. Last week, in a meeting on January 28th, the ISU decided to go ahead with the World Championships scheduled for late March in Stockholm, Sweden. … Continue reading What in the Worlds?