The ISU European Figure Skating Championships are held in Minsk, Belarus, for the first time in history. Minsk has hosted the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2012 as well as ISU Junior Grand Prix events. 145 skaters from 34 ISU members have been entered for this 112th edition of the European Championships: 37 Men, 36 Ladies, 11 Pair Skating couples and 25 Ice Dance couples.
One skater celebrates her birthday during the Championships:
There are two pairs of siblings competing at the Championships:
There is one married couple competing:
All four reigning European Champions are back hoping to defend their titles here in Minsk: Ladies Champion Alina ZAGITOVA (RUS), six-time European champion Javier FERNANDEZ (ESP), four-time European Ice Dance champions Gabriella PAPADAKIS/ Guillaume CIZERON (FRA) and two-time Pairs Champions Evgenia TARASOVA/Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS).