A month after the Olympics, the best figure skaters head to Milan for the 2018 World Championships. Here’s how to watch all the action online.
The 2018 ISU World Figure Skating Championships start on Wednesday, with a host of top names going for glory in Milan, Italy.
U.S. champion Nathan Chen will be hoping to impress after a disappointing showing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, and he is a strong medal contender along with Japan’s Olympic silver medallist Shoma Uno.
Alina Zagitova is the clear favourite in the women’s competition, having taken gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games and with silver medallist Yevgenia Medvedeva missing due to a foot injury.
Here is the full schedule, per the competition’s official website.
Wednesday, March 21
Ladies Short Programme
Paris Short Programme
Thursday, March 22
Men Short Programme
Pairs Free Skate
Friday, March 23
Ice Dance – Short Dance
Ladies Free Skate
Saturday, March 24
Men Free Skate
Ice Dance – Free Dance
Sunday, March 25
Milan will host five days of enthralling action as some of the best figure skaters in the world compete for medals in Italy.
The men’s event will be missing two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, as he has an ankle problem, per the Associated Press (h/t Washington Post). However, there is a strong American field, with Chen, Vincent Zhou and Max Aaron all competing.
Chen has a point to prove after returning from the 2018 Winter Olympics with just a bronze medal in the team event. He suffered disaster in the short programmes but redeemed himself with a superb free skate where he became the first person to land six quads in Olympic history, as shown by ESPN: