The 2013 Four Continents Championships is a senior international figure skating competition. It will be held from February 6–11, 2013, in Osaka, Japan, at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium.
It is the youngest figure skating competition, held since 1999 for skaters from non-European countries: the event's name refers to the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, which are four of the continents represented in the Olympic rings, omitting Europe. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.
A total of 86 skaters from 14 nations will participate at the 2013 Four Continents, including 24 in men's singles, 20 in ladies' singles, 8 pairs teams and 13 ice dance teams.
Three of four title winners of 2012 (Patrick Chan, Ashley Wagner, Wenjing Sui/Cong Han) will not compete this year.
Entries are as follow.
|Danielle O'Brien / Gregory Merriman|
|Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford|
Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch
|Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier|
Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
|Wenting Wang / Yan Zhang|
Peng Cheng / Zhang Hao
|Yu Xiaoyang / Wang Chen|
|Chinese Taipei||Jordan Ju||Crystal Kiang|
|Hong Kong||Ronald Lam|
|Emi Hirai / Marien de la Asunicion|
Bryna Oi / Taiyo Mizutani
Cathy Reed / Chris Reed
|Mexico||Reyna Hamui||Pilar Maekawa Moreno / Leonardo Maekawa Moreno|
Michael Christian Martinez
|South Africa||Lejeanne Marais|
|South Korea||Kim Jin-Seo|
|Yeon Jun Park|
|United States||Max Aaron|
|Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir|
Alexa Scimeca / Christopher Knierim
Felicia Zhang / Nathan Bartholomay
|Madison Chock / Evan Bates|
Meryl Davis / Charlie White
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
|Uzbekistan||Misha Ge||Anna Nagornyuk / Viktor Kovalenko|
The TV schedule SHOULD be as follow. Remember that times are GMT+1 and in this time zone now it is
Friday 8 February
08:00 - 09:45 Pairs SP on Eurosport International 2
09:45 - 11:30 SD on Eurosport International 2
11:30 - 14:00 Men SP on Eurosport International 2
Saturday 9 February
08:00 - 11:55 Ladies SP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy)
21:45 - 02:15 Men FP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy)
10:00 - 14:30 Men FP on Eurosport International 2
14:30 - 15:30 Ladies SP on Eurosport International 2
Sunday 10 February
08:00 - 10:15 Pairs FP on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy)
19:05 - 01:35 Ladies FP & FD on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy)
08:00 - 11:30 Ladies FP on Eurosport International 2
11:30 - 12:15 Pairs FP on Eurosport International 2
12:15 - 15:00 FD on Eurosport International 2
Monday 11 February
14:15 - 16:55 GALA on RaiSport2 (geoblocked outside Italy)
Please note: live streams will be available approximately 30/60 minutes before start time. You can change the time zone to see changing the times of the streams.
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