British Ice Skating (‘BIS’) are delighted to announce that the successful partnership with the BBC will again mean the live-streaming of the British Figure Skating Championships 2019, as well as the Britannia Cup, incorporating the British Synchronized Skating Championships 2020.
The recent collaboration on live-streaming between BIS and the BBC began with the 2018 British Figure Skating Championships, which made top-level domestic ice skating available free-of-charge to people the length and breadth of the UK. This was facilitated through the BBC Sport App and the BBC iPlayer, making streaming available at home and on the go.
The event clearly captured the imagination of the British public, with viewing figures exceeding the expectations of both parties, and proving that the British love-affair with ice skating is as strong as ever.
This season, the revised competition structure comes into effect, with the disciplines of Singles, Pairs and Ice Dance competing in the categories of Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior at the annual showpiece, which runs from 28th November to 1st December 2019 at iceSheffield. Qualification ran through the three official qualifying events in March, July and October, with the cream of the domestic talent now lining up against each other to claim the titles.
Synchronized Skating has seen great growth in recent years, and the popular Championship event will again be hosted by the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, from 11th to 13th January 2020. This time, however, it will be with a significant difference, as the inaugural Britannia Cup will also see International teams competing alongside the UK’s finest for podium positions in the additional ISU and Club International categories.
British Ice Skating CEO, Michelle Draper, said: “Working with the BBC shows just what a passion we and the nation have for this wonderful sport. We wish to reach as many people as possible, to inspire them, to excite them, and to entertain them!”
Remember to tune in or log on 28th November to 1st December, and to whet your appetite, the timetable and entry lists are on the BIS website here.