2013 skate america

The year in Yuri on Ice

Okay, so I wanted to know what the year in Yuri on Ice is. It felt like everyone is just assuming that it would be the current 16/17 season, but while we got several information on the month, we never got the year.

And as it turns out, it’s not 2016.

In the first episode we saw the results of Yuuri’s last Grand Prix Final.

Notice the logo at the top of the results?

It looks like the one from the GPF 2012 in Sochi, only mirror-inverted.

Then, in the latest episode we got another small explanation/recap how the Grand Prix Series works. And we get this logo of the current season:

And this is the logo of the GPF 2013:

Which doesn’t just look like the one in Yuri on Ice, it is the same exact one.

So, Yuri on Ice seems to be set during the 2013/2014 season. It also matches the order of the Cups. The events are not always in the same order, but in 2013 it was this:

  • 2013 Skate America: October  18–20
  • 2013 Skate  Canada: October  25–27
  • 2013 Cup of China: November  1–3
  • 2013 NHK Trophy: November  8–10
  • 2013 Trophée de France: November  15–17
  • 2013 Rostelecom Cup: November  22–24

I guess we could safely assume that this is the time frame for the Cups in the anime too. We didn’t get the date of the Cup of China in the anime, but this means, episode 6 is happening in the beginning of November.

(Edit: Thank you @lazuliblade for the reblog with all the added information. Everyone, check out this reblog for more timeline tidbits.)


October 19th, 2012  

Skate America 2012 - 95.07

November 23rd, 2012 (1 month, 5 days later)

NHK Trophy 2012 - 95.32

December 5th, 2013 (1 year, 13 days later)

GPF 2013 - 99.84

February 13th, 2014 (2 months, 9 days later)

Winter Olympics 2014 - 101.45

November 27th, 2015 ( 1 year, 9 months, 15 days later)

NHK Trophy 2015 - 106.33

December 10th, 2015 (2 weeks later)

GPF 2015 - 110.95

Fun Fact:  Yuzuru made history by breaking the world record for the amount of SP records broken.  He surpassed Plushenko’s 5 records!  Congrats!


Mao Asada skating to Chopin’s Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2, for her short program at the 2013 Skate America.

I have mixed feelings about this dress. On the one hand, the low neckline and draping on the chest mess with her proportions, especially from some angles, and especially because the back of the dress is so empty. On the other hand the back is interesting, the skirt is divine, and she looks magical and ethereal while skating this program!

(Sources: rjmalk01 and eking1989)

Skate America Recap

Oh NBC coverage you stink.

3 hrs. Showed the top the men freeskate (previously recorded). Showed Meryl Davis'and Charlie Whites ice dance. Skipped everyone else. HELLO SHIBS ? Pretty much stated who won pairs, I don’t even know the rest of the results for pairs -_- Then the final 5 ladies.