Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, pairs, or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging moves on ice skates. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior), and at local, national, and international competitions.
The sport was established at Special Olympics in 1977.
7 304 Special Olympic Athletes participated in figure skating competitions in 2011 and 43 Special Olympics programs held figure skating competitions. From 2005-2011, Special Olympics figure skating has grown by 40 percent.
At Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 and Special Olympics World Winter Games 2021 athletes will compete in the following events:
• Singel, level 1-6
• Pair, level 1-3
• Ice dancing singel, level 1-6
• Ice dancing pair, level 1-6
Competitions in figure skating will take place in Östersund Arena, a multi-purpose venue close to the city center of Östersund. Östersund Arena has two large halls with artificial ice rinks, making it an optimal place to hold competitions in figure skating and speed skating. Read more about Östersund Arena.