2018–19 figure skating season

2018–19 figure skating season
Date: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

The 2018–19 figure skating season begins on July 1, 2018, and ends on June 30, 2019. During this season, elite skaters will compete on the ISU Championship level at the 2019 European, Four Continents, World Junior, and World Championships. They will also compete in elite events such as the Grand Prix series and Junior Grand Prix series, culminating in the Grand Prix Final, and the ISU Challenger Series.

Season notes[]

Age eligibility[]

Date of birth Eligibility[1]
Born before July 1, 2005 Eligible for Junior Grand Prix
Born before July 1, 2003 Eligible for all senior events
Born before July 1, 1999 Not eligible for junior events (except male pair skaters and ice dancers)
Born before July 1, 1997 Male pair skaters and ice dancers: Not eligible for junior events
Rules may not apply to non-ISU events such as national championships


If skaters of different nationalities team up, the ISU requires that they choose one country to represent.

Date refers to date when the change occurred or, if not available, the date when the change was announced.

Partnership changes[]

Discipline Date Type Skaters Other Info Refs
Pairs July 1, 2018 Dissolved South Korea Kim Kyu-eun / Alex Kang-chan Kam Kam retired. [2]
Ice dance July 18, 2018 Dissolved South Korea Yura Min / Alexander Gamelin [3]
Pairs July 19, 2018 Dissolved Canada Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau [4]


Discipline Date Skater(s) Ref
Pairs July 10, 2018 South KoreaAlex Kang-chan Kam [5]

Coaching changes[]

Discipline Date Skater(s) From To Ref
Ladies July 12, 2018 Russia Anastasia Tarakanova Eteri Tutberidze Evgeni Plushenko [6]


Scheduled competitions:[7]

ISU Championships Grand Prix Challenger Series Other international
Date Event Type Level Disc. Location Details
July 24–28 Lake Placid Ice Dance International Other int. Sen.-Nov. D Lake Placid, New York, United States
July 30 – Aug. 5 Philadelphia Summer International Other int. Senior M/L/P Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
August 1–5 Asian Open Trophy Challenger Senior All Bangkok, Thailand
August 9–12 NRW Trophy Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/D Dortmund, Germany
August 22–25 JGP Slovakia Grand Prix Junior All Bratislava, Slovakia
Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 JGP Austria Grand Prix Junior All Linz, Austria
September 5–8 JGP Lithuania Grand Prix Junior M/L/D Kaunas, Lithuania
September 12–18 Mexican Open Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Queretaro, Mexico
September 12–16 U.S. International Classic Challenger Senior All Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
September 12–16 Lombardia Trophy Challenger Senior All Bergamo, Italy
September 12–15 JGP Canada Grand Prix Junior All Richmond, Canada
September 19–22 Ondrej Nepela Trophy Challenger Senior All Bratislava, Slovakia
September 20–22 Autumn Classic Challenger Senior All Oakville, Ontario, Canada
September 26–29 JGP Czech Republic Grand Prix Junior All Ostrava, Czech Republic
September 26–29 Nebelhorn Trophy Challenger Senior All Oberstdorf, Germany
October 3–6 JGP Slovenia Grand Prix Junior M/L/D Ljubljana, Slovenia
October 4–7 Finlandia Trophy Challenger Senior All Espoo, Finland
October 10–13 JGP Armenia Grand Prix Junior M/L/D Yerevan, Armenia
October 18–21 Minsk-Arena Ice Star Other int. Sen.-Jun. All Minsk, Belarus
October 19–21 Cup of Nice Other int. Sen.-Jun. All Nice, France
October 19–21 Skate America Grand Prix Senior All Everett, Washington, United States
October 24–28 Golden Bear Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/P Zagreb, Croatia
October 24–28 Crystal Skate of Romania Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Târgu Secuiesc, Romania
October 26–28 Skate Canada Grand Prix Senior All Laval, Quebec, Canada
October 27–28 International Halloween Cup Other int. Jun.-Nov. M/L/D Budapest, Hungary
November 1–4 Tirnavia Ice Cup Other int. Jun.-Nov. M/L Trnava, Slovakia
November 2–4 Grand Prix Finland Grand Prix Senior All Helsinki, Finland
November 7–11 Ice Challenge Other int. Sen.-Nov. All Graz, Austria
November 7–11 Volvo Open Cup Other int. Sen.-Nov. All Riga, Latvia
November 9–11 NHK Trophy Grand Prix Senior All Hiroshima, Japan
November 9–11 Ice Cup Other int. Jun.-Nov. M/L/P Prague, Czech Republic
November 11–18 2018 CS Inge Solar Memorial / Alpen Trophy Challenger Sen.-Nov. All Innsbruck, Austria
November 16–18 Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix Senior All Moscow, Russia
November 21–25 Skate Celje Other int. Jun.-Nov. M/L Celje, Slovenia
November 22–25 Warsaw Cup Other int. Senior All Warsaw, Poland
November 23–25 Internationaux de France Grand Prix Senior All Grenoble, France
Nov. 26–Dec. 2 Tallinn Trophy Challenger Senior All Tallinn, Estonia
Nov. 27–Dec. 1 Istanbul Bosphorous Cup Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/D Istanbul, Turkey
Nov. 28–Dec. 2 Open d'Andorra Other int. Sen.-Nov. All Canillo, Andorra
Nov. 29–Dec. 2 Christmas Cup Other int. Sen.-Jun. M/L/D Budapest, Hungary
December 5–8 Golden Spin of Zagreb Challenger Senior All Zagreb, Croatia
December 5–9 Santa Claus Cup Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/D Budapest, Hungary
December 6–9 Grand Prix Final Grand Prix Sen.–Jun. All Vancouver, Canada
December 14–16 Grand Prix of Bratislava Other int. Jun.-Nov. All Bratislava, Slovakia
January 8-12 Mentor Torun Cup Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/D Torun, Poland
January 9–12 EDU Sport Trophy Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Târgu Secuiesc, Romania
January 15–19 Skate Helena Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Belgrade, Serbia
January 21–27 European Championships ISU Champ. Senior All Minsk, Belarus
January 26-28 Reykjavík International Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Reykjavik, Iceland
February 9–16 EYOF Other int. Junior M/L Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
February 1–3 Egna Dance Trophy Other int. Sen.-Nov. D Egna, Italy
February 4–10 Four Continents Championships ISU Champ. Senior All Anaheim, California, United States
February 6–10 The Nordics Open Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Linköping, Sweden
February 6–12 Olympic Hopes Other int. Jun.-Nov. M/L Târgu Secuiesc, Romania
February 7–10 Dragon Trophy Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Ljubljana, Slovenia
February 12–17 Bavarian Open Other int. Sen.-Nov. All Oberstdorf, Germany
February 15–17 Jégvirág Cup Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/D Miskolc, Hungary
February 20–24 Tallinn Hotels Cup Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/D Tallinn, Estonia
February 20 Open Ice Mall Other int. Jun.-Nov. All Eilat, Israel
February 21–24 Challenge Cup Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/P The Hague, Netherlands
Feb. 21–March. 24 Cup of Tyrol Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/P Innsbruck, Austria
March 2-12 Winter Universiade Other int. Senior All Krasnoyarsk, Russia
March 4–7 Triglav Trophy Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Jesenice, Slovenia
March 4–10 World Junior Championships ISU Champ. Junior All Zagreb, Croatia
March 15–17 Coupe du Printemps Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg
March 18–24 World Championships ISU Champ. Senior All Saitama, Japan
March 28–31 Egna Spring Trophy Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L/P Egna, Italy
April 4–6 Belgrade Trophy Other int. Sen.-Nov. M/L Belgrade, Serbia
April 11–14 World Team Trophy Other int. Senior All Fukuoka, Japan
April 19–21 Rooster Cup Other int. Novice M/L Courbevoie, France

International medalists[]

Season's best scores[]


  1. ^ "Constitution and General Regulations 2012: Rule 108" (PDF). International Skating Union. June 2012. 
  2. ^ Kam, Alex (July 1, 2018). "End of a chapter..." (Instagram). 
  3. ^ Gamelin, Alexander (July 18, 2018). "It is with deep regret..." (Instagram). 
  4. ^ "Canadian pair skaters Séguin and Bilodeau end skating partnership" (Press release). Skate Canada. July 19, 2018. 
  5. ^ "국내 유일 피겨 페어팀 김규은-감강찬 조 해체". 연합뉴스. July 10, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Тараканова перешла из группы Тутберидзе в академию Плющенко" [Tarakanova moved from the group Tutberidze to the academy Plushenko] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. July 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Calendar of Events - ISU". International Skating Union. 

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