European Figure Skating Championships 2022

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January 24, 2022

The European Figure Skating Championships 2022 is a competition among European figure skaters in the 2021/2022 season. The competition was held for the second time in the Estonian capital of Tallinn from January 10 to 16, 2022, at the arena of the Tondiraba sports complex. Athletes competed in the categories of men's and women's single skating, pair skating and ice dancing.

Venue

In June 2019, in the Italian capital of Rome, at the ISU Congress, six applications for the 2022 European Championship were received. The rivals of the Estonian capital were: the Finnish cities of Espoo and Helsinki, the Bulgarian capital Sofia, the British city of Sheffield, and the Czech city of Ostrava. Estonia won the right to host the continental championship for the second time.

Members

The championship was attended by skaters from European countries that are members of the International Skating Union (European countries also include Israel, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Cyprus), who have reached the age of 15 at the time of July 1, 2021. Following the results of the 2021 European Championship, each country had the right to field from one to three athletes in each discipline. National federations drafted an entry based on their own criteria, but the selected skaters had to achieve a minimum technical element score in an international competition prior to the European Championships.

Country representation

More than one participant (pair) represented the following national federations:

Minimum technical score

National federations (associations) selected participants based on their own criteria, but entered participants had to earn a minimum technical mark, the so-called "technical minimum", in international competitions held before the European Championships.

Failed members

On January 6, it became known that French dancers Gabriela Papadakis and Guillaume Sizeron will miss the competition to avoid contracting the coronavirus ahead of the Beijing Olympics. On January 7, the list of participants disappeared: Irish figure skater Samuel McAllister, he was replaced by Conor Stackelum, Ukrainian figure skater Anastasia Shabotova, she was replaced by Maria Andriychuk, as well as Italian couple Nick

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