The ISU Challenger Series, which was introduced during the 2014/15 has been a great success. The skaters welcome the opportunity to compete at an international senior level. Furthermore, it allows them to gain World Standing Points. It is also a chance for Officials to officiate at an international level.
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Many have recognized the value of the competition and the ISU Council received numerous applications to host a Challenger Series event for the season 2010/2021.
The ISU Council has carefully analysed every application and is proud to announce that the following dates and locations were selected to showcase all Figure Skating disciplines (Men, Ladies, Pairs and Ice Dance):
Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy Beijing (CHN) September 9 - 13, 2020
Autumn Classic International Oakville, ON (CAN)* September 17 - 19, 2020
Nepela Memorial 2020 Bratislava (SVK) September 16 - 19, 2020
Nebelhorn Trophy Oberstdorf (GER)* September 23 - 26, 2020
Finlandia Trophy Espoo (FIN)* October 8 - 11, 2020
Budapest Trophy Budapest (HUN) October 15 - 17, 2020
Denis Ten Memorial Almaty (KAZ)* October 29 - November 1, 2020
Warsaw Cup Warsaw (POL) November 12 – 15, 2020
Inge Solar Trophy 2020 Innsbruck (AUT) November 23 – 30, 2020
53rd Golden Spin of Zagreb Zagreb (CRO)* December 2 – 5, 2020
* denotes Events with Pair Skating.
The above calendar, same as the calendar of other ISU series, is subject to a timely normalization of the coronavirus situation allowing the safe organization of ice skating events this Autumn. While the Challenger Series events remain the property of the organizing ISU Members who remain the key decision makers for those events, the ISU is closely monitoring the respective developments with the expectation and hope that the situation will be restored to normal as quickly as possible. The ISU will inform ISU Members in case of any development or related ISU recommendations and/or decision.