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Four GB skaters ready to compete at Riga Junior Grand Prix

British skaters will once again be in action at a Junior Grand Prix as the third competition of the 2022/23 series gets underway in Riga on Thursday.

Arabella Sear-Watkins starts her season with an outing in the Women’s Singles. She made her JGP debut last season in Ljubljana, and recently won Junior gold at the Britannia Figure Cup in Sheffield.

Some of the best images from the Junior Grand Prix so far. Photo credit: ©International Skating Union (ISU)

Connor Bray returns for his second Junior Grand Prix of the year. He skated at the season opener in Courchevel, scoring 118.51.

Ashlie Slatter and Atl Ongay-Perez will make their debut on the Junior Grand Prix circuit when they step onto the ice in Latvia. The duo are stepping up to the Junior level this year, they took the Advanced Novice crown at the 2021 British Championships.

Sear-Watkins will be in action first as the Women’s Short Program opens the competition at 09:00 on Thursday 8th.

Bray will also take to the ice on day one, skating in the Men’s Short Program at 17:35.

The Ice Dance Rhythm Dance begins at 09:30 on Friday, with the Women’s Free Skate starting later that afternoon at 13:30.

The Men’s Free Skate gets the final day underway from 09:00 on Saturday, with the Ice Dance Free Dance closing the competition from 13:50.

The competition follows a historic outing in Ostrava for Ice Dancers Phebe Bekker and James Hernandez. They won a Great Britain’s first-ever medal in Ice Dance, taking silver in the Czech Republic.

How to watch

Every ISU Junior Grand Prix will be streamed live on the ISU YouTube channel.

ISU Junior Grand Prix

24 - 27 Aug 2022 - Courchevel/FRA

31 Aug - 3 Sept 2022 - Ostrava/CZE

7 - 10 Sept 2022 - Riga/LAT

21 - 24 Sept 2022 - Yerevan/ARM

28 Sept - 1 Oct 2022 - Gdansk/POL

5 - 8 Oct 2022 - Gdansk/POL

12 - 15 Oct 2022 - Egna/ITA

Schedule (All times BST and subject to change)

Thursday 8th September

09:00-13:45 – Women’s Short Program

15:35-19:35 – Men’s Short Program

Friday 9th September

09:30-11:30 - Ice Dance Rhythm Dance

13:30-18:50 – Women’s Free Skate

Saturday 10th September

09:00-13:25 – Men’s Free Skate

13:50-16:00 – Ice Dance Free Dance


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