On March 18, 2023, the fifth stage of the Moscow Sport Figure Skating Cup will be held at the Small Arena of the Multifunctional Sports Complex CSKA. The headliner will be the Olympic Champion, four-time World Champion, three-time European Champion, two-time Winner of the Grand Prix Finals in Figure Skating and Honored Master of Sports of Russia Alexey Yagudin, who will perform an exhibition.
As part of the fifth round, the audience will watch competitions of representatives of four figure skating schools in junior category:
• School LTs Zvezda, GBU Mossportobiect;
• School Legenda, GBU DO Moscow Academy of Figure Skating;
• School Arena Play, IP Grashakova M.I.;
• STs Almazny Lyod.
"I remember with great trepidation my first high level performances on ice," says Alexey Yagudin. – At a young age, support, motivation and inspiration are incredibly important to any figure skater, and such events give a great chance to join the culture of competitions. I am happy to feel this atmosphere again and cheer myself up with the spirit of future champions. Let them succeed in their sport career!".
Moscow Sport Cup among sport ice ballets
Within the fifth stage of the Tournament, a round of the Moscow Sport Cup among sport ice ballets will also take place. Almost 700 figure skaters from 39 dance groups, ensembles, theaters and ice ballets from all over Russia will compete in eight age categories:
• Pre-Novice A – children under 8;
• Pre-Novice B – children under 12;
• Novice – participants 8 to 15 years old, 4 skaters in the team may be not more than 3 years younger or older;
• Junior – participants 11 to 18 years old, 4 skaters in the team may be not more than 3 years younger or older;
• Senior – participants aged 15 and older, 4 skaters in the team may be not more than 3 years younger or older;
• Adult – participants aged 18 and older;
• Mix 15- – participants under 15;
• Mix 15+ – teams in which at least one of the participants is over 15.
For the Novice, Junior and Senior categories, during the performances at least 10 and no more than 20 skaters should be on the ice at the same time, for the Pre-novice A and B categories, as well as Mix 15- and Mix 15+ – teams from 8 to 30 people, and for the Adult category – teams from 8 to 24 participants.
The Moscow Sport Figure Skating Cup is a team youth competition among skaters aged 6 to 12, organized by the Department of Sports of the City of Moscow. The competitions are held among the teams of the I and II junior categories, as well as among the I and II categories in men and ladies single free skating.
The participants of the Cup compete in the performance of free programs. The team should consist of a maximum 8 people (2 boys and 2 girls in the first category, as well as 2 boys and 2 girls in the second category), and a minimum 4 persons. Any Moscow school can take part in competitions in both sport and junior categories. The Tournament consists of six stages and a Super Final, which will be held on April 23, 2023 at the Small Sports Arena of Luzhniki Olympic Complex. Five winning teams of the stages will get to the Final, they will compete in sports categories. In the junior categories, six teams will compete in the Final: three winning teams from public schools and three winning teams from commercial clubs. In addition, winners of individual competitions, whose teams will not qualify for the Final, will take part in it.
The General Information Partner of the Cup is RIA Novosti Sport.
The Moscow Sport Figure Skating Cup is timed for the 100-th anniversary of Moscow Sport - a landmark date for all residents of the Capital. On the official website of the celebration, anyone can get to know historical facts about sports achievements, watch a series of documentaries, read the success stories of famous Moscow athletes, and also leave one’s mark in the large-scale celebration of the anniversary by sharing one’s story.