winter olympics games


Four Continents - Men Preview

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Gangneung, Korea, on Thursday. The Four Continents Championships 2017 serve as a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

In the Men’s event three-time and reigning Four Continents Champion Patrick Chan (CAN) is aiming for a fourth title, but has to expect strong competition. Chan (seasons best 279.72 points) will face current Olympic and ISU Grand Prix Final Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN/seasons best 301.47 points), ISU Grand Prix Final silver medalist Nathan Chen (USA/seasons best 282.85 points) as well as ISU Grand Prix Final bronze medalist Shoma Uno (JPN/seasons best 285.07 points) and 2016 World bronze medalist Boyang Jin (CHN/seasons best 278.54 points). Other contenders include two-time Four Continents bronze medalist Han Yan (CHN), 2017 Universiade silver medalist Keiji Tanaka (JPN) and Jason Brown (USA).

Schedule: Friday, February 17: Men’s Short Program, Sunday, January 19: Men’s Free Skating, Exhibition Gala 


Yuzuru Hanyu Senior Programs + Costumes

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the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.
Listen. Listen. how lit are the ceremonies gonna be. WHO WILL PERFORM???
GDragon lighting it up before enlisting?? 2NE1 reunion??? SHINee?? EXO? BTS? GOT7? Twice? Red Velvet? Whoooooo????
What celebs will appear? Lee Min Ho? Running Man cast? Kim Heechul descending from the ceiling on a prismatic dias????
The possibilities are endless. All we can say for sure is this: SK goes hard on production value. And I am READY.

Dear YOI fandom,

I love you so much and I know that some of you are still fairly new to the figure skating world. So let me clarify some facts, especially for who want to write fanfiction about it.

The Grand Prix Final is NOT the end of the competitive season, hardly so! The season usually goes something like this:

  • October to November: the Grand Prix series (Skate America, Skate Canada, Rostelecom Cup, Trophée de France, Cup of China, NHK Trophy);
  • Early December: the Grand Prix Final in which compete the best 6 skaters of every discipline (Men, Ladies, Pairs and Ice Dance).
  • Late December/Early January: the various national championships (Russia, U.S, Canada, Japan, etc) –> the placement of the skaters will decide who is going to represent their country in the following competitions.
  • Late January: the European Championship –> ONLY european skaters can take part in this competition (it includes the russian skaters).
  • February: the Four Continents Championships (4CC) –> it’s the answer to the European Championship, involving the skaters from the others continents (such as americans, canadians, the chinese, the japanese, etc).
  • Late March/Early April: the World Championship –> the MOST important event of the season, expect the Olympics. This is the competition a skater really really want to win or at least medal at it.

After the Worlds, the season has officially ended!

From spring to summer the skaters are going to rest, revaluate, take part in ice shows around the world (this is when they actually earn some money, you go bb) and then prepare the new programmes for the next season.

One last thing: every 4 years are held the Winter Olympics Games, the MOST important competition in a skater’s career. If you win this, be sure that you will be remembered as one of the best ever.

Salt Lake 2002 –> Torino 2006 –> Vancouver 2010 –> Sochi 2014 –> Pyeongchang 2018.

I hope I have been helpful, take care my lovelies!

Architecture firm Penda and engineering firm Arup have teamed up to undertake the ambitious goal of redesigning the suspension bridge, with their newly commissioned project to build the San Shan Bridge in China. The bridge will be completed in time for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, and will span across the Gui River connecting Beijing’s city center to Zhangjiakou.