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Dancing on Ice 2022 time | When is the Dancing on Ice final on?

Now, we're just down to three Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants - Kimberly Wyatt, Brendan Cole and Regan Gascoigne - one of whom will be crowned this year's champion and join the other Dancing on Ice winners.

Pussycat Dolls star Wyatt and Strictly's Cole appear to be the two favourites to win this year, but there's one more show to go and a final Dancing on Ice vote to determine who this year's winner is.

As the final airs on ITV, here's everything you need to now about Dancing on Ice.

What time is Dancing on Ice on tonight?

The Dancing on Ice final is on ITV on Sunday 27th March at 7:30pm.

It will be a two-hour special, which will see each celebrity perform twice. The vote will then be frozen, with the celebrity in third place revealed. The final two will then go head-to-head one more time, before the winner is revealed - but who will it be?

Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants

Dancing on Ice 2022 contestants ITV

There are 12 celebrities chancing it on the ice this year. Here's the full list.

Dancing on Ice finalists:

  • Regan Gascoigne
  • Kimberly Wyatt
  • Brendan Cole

Dancing on Ice contestants:

  • Rachel Stevens - Eliminated in Week Four
  • Ben Foden - Eliminated in Week Two
  • Liberty Poole - Eliminated in Week Five
  • Stef Reid - Eliminated in Week Eight
  • Bez - Eliminated in Week Six
  • Sally Dynevor - Eliminated in Week Seven
  • Connor Ball - Eliminated in Week Nine
  • Ria Hebden - Eliminated in Week Three
  • Kye Whyte - Eliminated in Week Nine

When did Dancing on Ice 2022 start?


Dancing on Ice returned for season 14 on Sunday 16th January 2022 at 6:30pm.

Episodes air weekly on ITV and will also be available to stream on the ITV Hub.

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Dancing on Ice 2022 judges and hosts

Oti Mabuse ITV

This year's Dancing on Ice panel includes Strictly's Oti Mabuse, who takes over from John Barrownman.

“As a professional dancer I have always had so much respect for the skating professionals on Dancing on Ice,” Oti said, following the announcement. “It is an exceptional skill that is also so beautiful to watch."

Dancing on Ice‘s Brendan Cole has said he’s “excited” by the prospect of being judged by a former colleague, adding that Mabuse will make an “incredible judge”.

Phillip Schofield has presented every series, usually with Holly Willoughby, although Christine Lampard stepped in for series seven to nine. Holly and Phil will return to the series this year.

Speaking to and other press at a roundtable ahead of the first show, Cole said: “I think Oti is going to be absolutely amazing.

“She’s a phenomenal person, on and off the dance floor. She has great dance experience which she’ll bring to the show and I think you’ve got to have different elements from each of the [judges].

"If all the judges were the same, it’d be really boring. I think she’s going to make an incredible judge. Her personality is larger than life and she’s a great friend of mine so I’m really excited for her.

“And likewise she’s excited for me. [We’ve had] various conversations about this since it’s all been announced so it’s really exciting.”

It was previously confirmed that Barrowman wouldn't be returning.

“We thank John Barrowman for two brilliant years on the Dancing On Ice panel and are pleased to be working with him again as host of the forthcoming All Star Musicals specials," an ITV spokesperson said.

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Speaking exclusively to, Dancing on Ice’s Torvill and Dean opened up about Barrowman’s exit, saying: "It’ll feel fresh.”

“I think whatever the judging panel is going to be – I’m not going to tell you that yet, it’s a surprise,” Dean teased. “But you know, John was wonderful and brought a lot of energy.

“But I think we’ll maintain that with the new panel. And I think it’ll feel fresh and different again, so we’re excited.”

Dancing on Ice 2022 professional skaters

You can view a full list of the professional skaters in the 2022 line-up below.

  • Robin Johnstone
  • Matt Evers
  • Vanessa Bauer
  • Łukasz Różyck
  • Mark Hanretty
  • Karina Manta
  • Joe Johnson
  • Brendyn Hatfield
  • Andy Buchanan
  • Alexandra Shauman
  • Tippy Packard
  • Angela Egan

Dancing on Ice 2022 couples
  • Brendan Cole and Vanessa Bauer
  • Sally Dynevor and Matt Evers
  • Kimberly Wyatt and Mark Hanretty
  • Ria Hebden and Łukasz Różycki
  • Regan Gascoigne and Karina Manta
  • Liberty Poole and Joe Johnson
  • Rachel Stevens and Brendyn Hatfield
  • Ben Foden and Robin Johnstone
  • Stef Reid and Andy Buchanan
  • Connor Ball and Alexandra Shauman
  • Kye Whyte and Tippy Packard
  • Bez and Angela Egan

How to vote on Dancing on Ice 2022

The way to vote has been updated for season 14.

Follow our handy guide on How to Vote for Dancing on Ice 2022, so you can keep your favourites in the competition.

Will the Dancing on Ice 'Golden Ticket' return for season 14?

In 2021, Dancing on Ice introduced the golden ticket, which was a way for the judges to put a couple straight through to the next round, without facing the public vote.

The Golden Ticket has not yet appeared on Dancing On Ice 2022, so it looks like it won't appear in this season.

Dancing on Ice training

Professional skater Vanessa Bauer shared an insight into the life of an ice dancer – and it’s not exactly pretty.

In a behind-the-scenes update, Bauer shared a video on her Instagram story showing a large scrape across her back, telling fans that her partner Brandon had accidentally ‘sliced’ her during training.

"Dancing on Ice really is a bit dangerous," she added, before panning to a timid-looking Brendan.

We’re guessing the training’s not all that bad, though, as contestant Brendan previously said he’s delighted to have been partnered with Vanessa and that he was “ecstatic” to be taking part in the series.

Vanessa's injury comes after Denise Van Outen badly injured her shoulder during training ahead of the last series, forcing her to withdraw from the competition.

The actress and singer dislocated her shoulder and fractured the bone in three places after falling.

Who won the last series of Dancing on Ice?

Dancing on Ice 2021 winner Sonny Jay ITV

After a tumultuous series, the final of Dancing on Ice 2021 saw DJ Sonny Jay named champion, alongside his skating partner Angela Egan. Corrie star Faye Brookes finished second with her partner Matt Evers, while athlete Colin Jackson placed third alongside partner Klabera Komini.

The Dancing on Ice final airs on Sundays at 7:30pm on ITV. To find out what's on telly tonight, check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub.

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The hit show will return in January 2023

Author: Alex RossPublished 6th Oct 2022

Now we are getting into the latter stages of the year, thoughts are turning to hit ITV entertainment show Dancing On Ice, which is due to return to our screens in January 2023.

Now that bosses have unveiled the brave celebs that have signed up for the 2023 series, we've pulled together a handy little guide about the 15th series, including the start date, the hosts, the judges and the line-up!

When does Dancing On Ice start?

Although we have no official date for the 2023 series of Dancing On Ice, we do know the show will return in January.

The 2022 series of Dancing On Ice kicked off at 6. 30pm on Sunday 16th January.

Which celebs have signed up for Dancing On Ice?

On Monday 3rd October bosses started to unveil the 2023 celebrity line-up, with EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer being the first name on the list.

Former footballer John Fashanu and Love Island 2022 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu were announced, followed by Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson and Coronation Street actress Mollie Gallagher.

On Friday 7th October, Drag Race UK winner The Vivienne was unveiled, with actress Carley Stenson and comedian Darren Harriott being announced over the weekend.

The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran was the last celeb to join the line-up on Tuesday 11th October.

Patsy Palmer

50-year-old Patsy Palmer has joined the 2023 series, she's best known for her portrayal of Bianca Jackson in EastEnders. She said: "I wanted to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone. I thought 'I'll just go for it' and it seems like a lot of fun.

"My pact that I made with myself when I was 50 was I have to do things to challenge myself for the next couple of years. This is for all the 50 year-olds out there that think they can't challenge themselves!"

John Fashanu

Former footballer turned TV host John Fashanu was the second celeb to be announced for the 2023 series, with the 60-year-old saying: "I'm so excited to be a part of Dancing on Ice! I don't think it'll come as a surprise to people that I'm very competitive - I am definitely in it to win it. And this may be one of the scariest things I've ever signed up for but I couldn't be more ready for the challenge!"

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Love Island fans were over the moon when 2022 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu was announced! Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Ekin-Su said: "I've got some amazing news to tell you, I'm going to be doing this year's Dancing on Ice! I'm so excited, I can't wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice!"

Nile Wilson

Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson revealed the exciting news that he had joined the Dancing On Ice line-up on his YouTube channel, where he said: "I'm going to be on ITV's Dancing on Ice! This is a really cool thing. I've certainly not done much ice-skating but I am so excited for the opportunity. I'm so excited to get into that routine and to feel like an athlete again."

Mollie Gallagher

Coronation Street actress Mollie Gallagher will be taking to the ice this winter. She announced that she had joined the show while on Lorraine, where she said: "I'm really excited. I've not really felt nervous yet, strangely. But being here today, I am now feeling it a little bit!"

She added that she will be seeking advice from her Coronation Street co-stars, saying: "I'll be getting all the tips I can because I'm going to need it!"

The Vivienne

RuPaul Drag Race UK series one winner The Vivienne has also signed up for the show, writing on social media: 'I'm beyond excited to announce that I will be competing in Dancing on Ice in 2023! This is honestly a dream come true and I can't wait to start training on the ice. To be the first drag artist to take part in one of the big UK reality competition shows is truly an honour. I think it's a big step forward for queer representation on TV.'

Joey Essex

Reality TV legend Joey Essex is feeling very competitive after signing up! He said on This Morning: "I would love to win. I'm going to put all my energy into this. This stage in my life, I'm so ready for this."

Carley Stenson

Former Hollyoaks actress Carley said of joining the line-up: "I'm so excited that I get to learn how to dance...on ice! I'm terrified but can't wait - I just want to make the most of this whole experience."

Darren Harriott

Comedian Darren revealing the news to Trisha Goddard on Talk TV, Darren said: "I've got giant feet, I don't skate and I can't dance! My family has already made bets - they're making bets that I'll fall on the first episode!"

Michelle Heaton

Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton was the 10th celeb to be announced. Speaking to Lorraine Kelly, she said: "I'm so excited - I can't believe it. Me and the kids are such huge fans of the show in general. I've always wanted to do it but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I'm really truly grateful that I've got it this year when I'm a lot stronger."

Siva Kaneswaran

The Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran completes the line-up. He told Good Morning Britain: "I'm very excited. I'm trying to be positive and not be in a fearful mindset! I'm looking forward to meeting all the cast. I want to learn how to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for everyone to see and hopefully not make a fool of myself!"

Which professional skaters are on Dancing On Ice?

It's not yet been confirmed which professional ice-skaters will take part in the 2023 series of Dancing On Ice.

Three brand new professionals were drafted in for the 2022 series, with the likes of Matt Evers, Łukasz Różycki, Andy Buchanan, Robin Johnstone, Mark Hanretty, Brendyn Hatfield, Vanessa Bauer, Karina Manta, Joe Johnson and reigning champion pro Angela Egan all returning.

What channel is Dancing On Ice on?

Dancing On Ice airs on ITV. You will also be able to catch up episodes on the ITV Player when the new series begins.

Who is hosting Dancing On Ice in 2023?

It's understood Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will return for the 2023 series.

The pair originally hosted the popular show between 2006-2010, before Christine Lampard took over from Holly between 2012-2014.

Who are the Dancing On Ice judges?

ITV bosses are yet to reveal the Dancing On Ice judging panel for the 2023 series.

Former Strictly pro Oti Mabuse joined the show in 2022, alongside Ashley Banjo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Oti replace former judge John Barrowman, but there's no word yet who is returning.

How does the judging work on Dancing On Ice

After all of the celebs have performed, viewers at home are given a chance to vote for their favourite routine.

As the judging panel then decide who stays and who leaves out of the bottom two, each week Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will alternate the role of Head Judge. In the event of a tie, it'll be down to them to decide leaves the competition.

Who won Dancing On Ice 2021?

Paul Gascoigne's son Regan Gascoigne and his pro partner Karina Manta won the 2022 series, with 62% of the vote.

You can read all about the 2022 series right here.

Why did Jason Gardiner leave Dancing On Ice?

In shocking news, Jason Gardiner announced that he would not be returning to the panel for the 2020 series. Taking to Instagram in August 2019, Jason posted a video and said: "After all these years I feel it's time for me to say goodbye to my judging role and return to things I have been putting on hold and have been on the back burner for a while.

"To all of my DOI fans I really thank you for your support and encouragement over the years, I know we've gone through some controversies and I'm glad you got my unique judging style and honestly. "

When was Dancing On Ice not on TV?

After nine series, Dancing On Ice came to an end on the 9th March 2014 after the show's contract was not renewed. However, Dancing On Ice made a comeback in 2018, proving to be very successful with viewers.

Which celebrities have won Dancing On Ice?

There have been a total of 13 winners of Dancing On Ice to date. Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye was the very first winner back in 2006, with former star of The X Factor Ray Quinn winning the 2014 All Stars series, after beating the likes of Hayley Tamaddon and Beth Tweddle.

Other winners of the show include Suzanne Shaw, Matthew Wolfenden, Sam Attwater and Kyran Bracken.

Check out all of the past winners below:

Gaynor Faye - 2006

Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye won the first ever series of Dancing On Ice alongside her professional ice skating partner Daniel Whiston, under the watchful eye of judges Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Nicky Slater, Jason Gardiner and Karen Kresge.

Kyran Bracken - 2007

Rugby player Kyran Bracken won the show - and the hearts of viewers - in the second series. Beating Clare Buckfield in the final showdown, Kyran won with his professional partner Melanie Lambert.

Suzanne Shaw - 2008

Hear'Say singer Suzanne Shaw won the 2008 series with professional ice skater Matt Evers. Both of their final performances scored a perfect 30/30, which was the first time that had happened on the show, beating runner-up Chris Fountain.

Ray Quinn - 2009 & 2014

X Factor star-turned-Broadway star Ray Quinn won the show in 2009 alongside his professional partner Maria Filippov. The couple beat journalist Donal MacIntyre and his partner Florentine Houdinière with their final performance. He also won the returners' series in 2014.

Hayley Tamaddon - 2010

Corrie and** Emmerdale actress Hayley won with second-time winner Daniel Whiston, beating Hollyoaks star Gary Lucy to the top spot. She also made it to the final of the returners' show in 2014, finishing second to Ray Quinn.

Sam Attwater - 2011

EastEnders actor Sam Attwater won the coveted prize of first place in 2011 wth his partner Brianne Delcourt, beating TV presenter Laura Hamilton. The pair also returned for the 2014 series, but finished fourth.

Matthew Wolfenden - 2012

Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden won the 2012 series with his professional ice skating partner Nina Ulanova, beating fellow soap star Jorgie Porter to the top. This was also the year that Louie Spence joined the judging panel, if you remember...

Beth Tweddle - 2013

Olympic champion gymnast Beth Tweddle won the 2013 series alongside her partner Daniel Whiston in his THIRD win on the show. She beat EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas and his partner Brianne Delcourt, and came third in the 2014 returners' series with Łukasz Różycki.

Jake Quickenden - 2018

Former The X Factor star Jake Quickenden was the clear winner for the revived series of Dancing On Ice in 2018, winning the show with his partner Vanessa Bauer.

James Jordan - 2019

Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan swapped the ballroom for the ice in 2019, and he showed off his amazing moves alongside skating partner Alexandra Schauman.

James beat Love Island star Wes Nelson and former X Factor contestant Saara Aalto in the final.

Joe Swash - 2020

Perhaps the most surprising result in Dancing On Ice history! Joe Swash and his pro partner Alex Murphy were crowned the 2020 winners beating Diversity star Perri Kiely in the final.

Sonny Jay - 2021

After the most chaotic series in Dancing On Ice history, which saw five celebs have to quit the show, Sonny Jay was crowned the winner ahead of Colin Jackson and Corrie actress Faye Brookes.

Regan Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne's son Regan Gascoigne was crowned the 2022 winner of Dancing On Ice, in perhaps the most competitive final in history! Regan and his pro partner Karina Manta were up against Brendan Cole and Kimberley Wyatt in the final.

Dancing On Ice will return to our TV screens in January 2023.

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On February 12 at the Olympic Games in Beijing in figure skating dance duets competition will begin.

23 couples will perform a rhythm dance. The rhythm this season for dancers is "Street Dancing". Those. According to the rules of the International Skating Union, skaters must use at least two different rhythms from the following examples: hip-hop, disco, swing, crump, funk, jazz, reggae and blues. Part of the dance as a pattern is the midnight blues.

The main contenders for the 2022 Ice Dancing gold are Gabriela Papadakis and Guillaume Sizeron . Since the 2015 World Cup, in which the French became the best on the planet for the first time, they took not first, but second place only twice. At the 2018 Olympics, they lost to Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir , and at the European Championship 2020 - Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov (ROC).

As a rhythm dance, the silver medalists of the 2018 Olympic Games this season presented waking, and free skate to a fragment from Gabriel Fauré's Elegy.

Guillaume Sizeron: We like to mix styles. In this dance we do waking and hip hop in the middle. It seemed to us that it would be interesting to ride under John Legend. We love this performer. It's not the kind of music that immediately comes to mind when thinking about waking, but in our opinion, his music matches the rhythm and message of the dance.

Gabriela Papadakis: We experimented with different styles and types of dancing, we did vogue. And Marie-France ( Marie-France Dubreuil - couples coach - approx. Olympics) told us about waking. These styles are like brother and sister. We liked it, and we began to work with waking specialists. We were told about the history, all aspects of the dance, the aesthetics of the movements. We studied the movements and when we achieved results, we began to do choreography off the ice and on the ice.

Since January 2020, Papadakis - Sizeron and Sinitsina - Katsalapov have never met. In the absence of four-time world champions, students of Alexander Zhulin won the titles at the 2021 Planet Championship and the 2022 Continental Championship. For the rhythm dance, Victoria and Nikita chose the hit "You can leave your hat on" by Joe Cocker and "Brick house" from the group "The Commodores", for the free dance - the 2nd concert of Rachmaninoff and his own "Variations on a Theme of Paganini".

Among the medal favorites are two duets from the USA. 2021 World Championship silver medalists Madison Hubbell vs. Zachary Donoghue and 2015 World Championships medalists, 2016 Madison Chock vs. Evan Bates .

Champions of Russia-2021, 2022, silver medalists of the European Championship-2022 from the ROC team Alexandra Stepanova - Ivan Bukin will also try to intervene in the fight for awards, as well as the bronze medalists of the World Championship-2021 Piper Gilles - Paul Poirier ( Canada) and bronze medalists of the European Championship 2022 Charlene Gignard - Marco Fabbri (Italy).

In Beijing, together with Stepanova and Bukin, the third pair of the ROC 9 team will debut on the Olympic ice0003 Diana Davis - Gleb Smolkin (silver medalists of the 2022 national championship).

Competitions of dance duets in rhythm dance will begin on February 12 at 14. 00 Moscow time. The live broadcast will be available on the First Channel website and on the air of the First Channel. See the detailed performance schedule for each duet here.

Figure skating at the Beijing 2022 Olympics. Schedule

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Figure skating: description, history, rules, equipment

Figure skating is an Olympic speed skating sport, the main idea of ​​which is to move an athlete or a pair of athletes on ice on skates and perform special elements to music. Figure skating is practiced by both men and women.


  • The history of the emergence and development of figure skating
  • Figure skating rules
  • ice field
  • Clothes and equipment for figure skating
  • Refereeing
  • Popular figure skating competitions

The International Skating Union ( International Skating Union , ISU) is the international federation governing skating sports headquartered in Lausanne.

The Russian Figure Skating Federation was created to promote the development of figure skating in the Russian Federation, as well as to increase the role of physical culture and sports in the comprehensive and harmonious development of the individual, and health promotion (official site).

The history of the emergence and development of figure skating

Before talking about the emergence of figure skating, we should mention the appearance of the first skates. Archaeological finds indicate that the prototypes of skates were already in the Bronze Age (35/33 - 13/11 centuries BC), but such skates were not suitable for figure skating, their purpose was only to speed up their owner.

Figure skating originated in Holland in the 12th-14th century. It became possible to engage in it after the creation of iron skates with two ribs. But it was not the figure skating that we are used to. Athletes drew various figures on the ice, while maintaining a beautiful pose.

In 1742, the first figure skating club appeared in Edinburgh, at the same time the first list of mandatory figures and the first rules were invented. From Europe, figure skating quickly spread to the United States, where it was greatly developed. New figure skaters' clubs began to open, the rules were improved, and new models of skates were developed.

By the middle of the 19th century, almost all of the existing compulsory figures were formed, as well as techniques for their implementation. At the first Congress of Skating in 1871, figure skating was recognized as a sport, and 11 years later, the first official figure skating championship was held.

In 1890, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the ice rink in the Yusupov Garden, all the stars of figure skating gathered in St. Petersburg, and the resulting competitions had the status of an “unofficial world championship”. The demonstrated international scope made it possible already in 1896 to hold the first official world championship in figure skating in St. Petersburg.

Figure Skating Rules

The rules depend on the type of figure skating: individual women's, individual men's, pair figure skating, as well as pair dancing on ice.

In individual skating, men and women are required to skate two programs - short and free. For a short program, which can last up to 2 minutes 40-50 seconds, skaters are required to submit 8 compulsory elements (double or triple Axel, triple or quadruple jump, one combination of jumps, several different types of spins and two step sequences) in any order. For the absence of one of the elements, a fine follows.

The free program is almost twice as long as the short program, it takes 4 and a half minutes for men and 4 minutes for women. Skaters strive to include the most difficult elements (for which you can get more points) in their program.

In pairs figure skating, the rules are very similar to individual ones, the difference is only in the mandatory elements. So, obligatory elements for couples are lifts (the partner lifts the partner), jumps with ejection (when the partner throws the partner), as well as synchronized jumps and rotation.

But the program of dancers is somewhat different. They must perform compulsory, free and original dances. The obligatory dance for all skaters is given the same one, with a set of obligatory elements. This is followed by an original dance in which all participants are given a certain theme for variations, and they must interpret it as they see fit. Well, dancers can show all their imagination, talent and skill in a free program. Here, the skaters themselves choose the music, costumes, and movements, which is why they give the most points for it - 50%.

There is also synchronized skating, in which from 16 to 20 skaters simultaneously compete for one team. The purpose of the discipline is the performance of the team as a whole. Technique, sliding, elements in synchronized skating are fully consistent with classical figure skating. Synchronized skating has its own special obligatory elements, such as: circle, line, wheel, intersections, blocks.

Jumps in figure skating are divided into two groups - edge and toe (tooth), depending on which part of the skate the push occurs. Now skaters perform 6 types of jumps - sheepskin coat, salchow, rittberger, flip, lutz and axel.

Ice field

As a rule, this is a standard platform with dimensions: 30 x 60 meters. Has plastic or movable sides. On the ice field there should be very high-quality clean and even ice, this is achieved by special equipment, the irregularity error should not exceed 0.50 cm.

Clothing and equipment for figure skating

Professional figure skating skates are made of thick durable leather, have long lacing and a large tongue. For professional skaters, skates are made individually. The blades are made of carbon steel and consist of two parts. Concave beard for good gliding on ice. The nose part with teeth, for the execution of jerks and some elements of the program.

A figure skating suit should be made of light and elastic materials, as a rule, these are stretch fabrics. The skater's costume reflects the performance style of the program and the music.


  • The chief referee is responsible for the organizational component of the competition: he calls the skaters on the ice, gives signals to the radio center, monitors the timing.
  • A technician with an assistant - fix elements, falls.
  • Technical Controller - supervises the work of the technical team.
  • 9 judges - evaluate the quality of performance.

Popular figure skating competitions

The highest award in figure skating is the gold medal at the Winter Olympics. In addition to the Olympic Games, there are a number of very large figure skating championships: