Sheffield selected to host first-ever UK Figure Skating Senior Grand Prix

Sheffield has been selected to host a senior ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, the first-ever to be held in the UK, after a successful bid from British Ice Skating (BIS) supported by UK Sport and Sheffield City Council.

The MK John Wilson Trophy will take place at iceSheffield from 11th-13th November and see some of the very best figure skaters from across the globe compete. It will be the biggest figure skating event to be hosted in the UK since 2012, when Sheffield hosted the European Figure Skating Championships.

The International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series of seven senior competitions is open to the top ranked men and women’s singles, pair skaters and ice dance couples. The series sets the stage for the 2023 European and World Championships.

Michelle Draper, CEO of British Ice Skating, said: “I am absolutely thrilled, this is a huge moment for British Ice Skating and the sport in the UK.

“We work tirelessly to ensure that ice skating is a sport for everyone and bringing this prestigious event to Sheffield is sure to inspire a future generation of skaters. For three days the eyes of the figure skating world will be on the UK and we can’t wait to show the passion that exists across the country for our sport.