Facts & Figures


 

Facts & Figures

23/01/2019

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.

  • 39-year-old pair skater Zoe JONES (GBR) is the oldest skater competing in the Championships (dob Jan 14, 1980)
  • The oldest male skater is ice dancer Marco FABBRI (ITA) at age 30 (dob Feb 2, 1988)
  • The youngest competitor is 15-year-old Ekaterina RYABOVA of Azerbaijan (dob March 27, 2003)
  • The youngest male skater competing is Austria’s 16-year-old Luc MAIERHOFER (dob May 24, 2002)
  • The most experienced skater is Javier FERNANDEZ (ESP), who competes in his 13th consecutive European Championship.


One skater celebrates her birthday during the Championships:

  • Paulina RAMANAUSKAITE (LTU) celebrates her 16th birthday on Sunday, Jan 27


There are two pairs of siblings competing at the Championships:

  • Eliska BREZINOVA (CZE) and Michal BREZINA (CZE), competing in Ladies and Men’s singles
  • Andrea FABBRI (ITA) and Marco FABBRI (ITA), competing both in Ice Dance


There is one married couple competing:

  • Ice Dancers Marie-Jade LAURIAULT/Romain LE GAC (FRA)


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).