Duarte & Pospelov (USA) compete during the International Adult Competition 2022 in Oberstdorf (GER) @Luca Tonegutti
The 2022 ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition took place in Oberstdorf, Germany (May 23 - 28, 2022) and included more than 350 Skaters representing 28 ISU Members.
Goeller/Demmelhuber (GER) compete during the International Adult Competition 2022 in Oberstdorf (GER) @Luca Tonegutti
Competitors must be 28 years of age before July 1 preceding the competition. Synchronized skaters must have reached 25 years of age before July 1 preceding the competition. In 2019, the ISU eliminated the upper age limit.
Over the five-day competition, skaters competed in the following categories:
Women and Men Free Skating
Women and Men Artistic Free Skating
Pairs Free Skating & Pairs Artistic Free Skating
Ice Dance - Pattern Dance, Rhythm Dance & Free Dance
Participation in the Free Skating, Artistic Free Skating, Pair Free Skating, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating disciplines is for skaters of all skill levels and has even attracted former World and Olympic competitors. Skaters compete in various age categories (see Announcement for details).
Alain Franceze (FRA) competes during the International Adult Competition 2022 in Oberstdorf (GER) @Luca Tonegutti
Due to the pandemic, it had been three years since this event had been held.
The Adult Figure Skating competition began in 2005 and in 2016 a North American event was added. The ISU financially supports both Adult Figure Skating Competitions every season.
The next ISU Adult Figure Skating Competitions will be held in Ottawa (CAN) from September 21 – 24, 2022 and May 15 – 20, 2023 in Oberstdorf (GER).
Information about the Adult Figure Skating Competitions: https://isu.org/figure-skating/events/adult-skating-figure-skating.