All you need to know about the World Figure Skating Championships

It’s World Figure Skating Championships week. The best of the figure skating world are in Montpellier, France aiming to top the podium as the season comes to a close.


The women's short program will get the competition underway on Wednesday 23rd before the Pairs short program takes place later that day. On Thursday 24th the men get their competition started with the short program before the Pairs World Champions is decided. The Ice Dance Rhythm Dance will take place on Friday 25th, the women's Free Skate follows. The men return on Saturday 26th for their Free Skate before the Ice Dance Free Dance completes the Championships.

Full Schedule (all times GMT)

Wednesday 23 March

Women – Short program - 10:10 – 14:55

Pairs – Short program - 17:30 – 20:25


Thursday 24 March

Men – Short program - 10:15 – 14:54

Pairs – Free skating - 18:22 – 21:44


Friday 25 March

Ice dance – Rhythm dance - 10:00 – 14:57

Women – Free skating - 17:00 – 20:55


Saturday 26 March

Men – Free skating - 09:55 – 13:50

Ice dance – Free skating - 16:05 – 19:24


Sunday 27 March

Exhibition Gala - 13:30 – 16:00


Who is competing for GB?

Ice Dance

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson come into the competition off the back of a 10th place at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. They came 5th at the recent European Championships in Tallinn and 7th at the 2021 World Championships.

Sasha Fear and George Waddell fill the second Ice Dance place for Great Britain.

Women’s Singles

Natasha McKay made her Olympic debut on 15th February, now three weeks on she is hoping to put down two solid performances in France.

Before travelling to France the five time British Champion said she was excited to be back competing on the world stage.

Men’s Singles

Graham Newberry, who was crowned British Champion in December, will skate at his first World Championships since 2017. He came 31st in the 2017 edition in Helsinki. More recently he narrowly missed out on a place in the free skate at the European Championships in January, finishing 26th.

Pairs

Chris Boyadji and Zoe Jones are back at a major event after having to sadly withdraw from the European Championships due to a positive covid-19 test. They skate as a Pair at their fifth World Championships.


How can I watch?

BBC

The BBC will be showing every Free Skate live on the BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport app. Some of the action will also be show live on the BBC Red Button. There will be a two hour highlights show on Sunday 27th March on BBC Two from 14:00.

Eurosport

Eurosport subscribers can watch the entire World Figure Skating Championships live.