The Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (4CC) is an annual figure skating competition. The International Skating Union established it in 1999 to provide skaters representing non-European countries with a similar competition to the much older European Figure Skating Championships and a chance to win prize money. The four continents of the event’s name refer to the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania (four of the continents represented in the Olympic rings, omitting Europe). Skaters compete in the categories of men’s singles, ladies singles, pairs, and ice dancing.
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2021||2021||Feb 8 – Feb 14, 2021||Sydney|
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2020||2020||Feb 4 – Feb 9, 2020||Seoul|
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2019||2019||Feb 4 – Feb 10, 2019||Anaheim, CA|
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2018||2018||Jan 22 – Jan 27, 2018||Taipei City|
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2017||2017||Feb 14 – Feb 19, 2017||Gangneung|
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2016||2016||Feb 16 – Feb 21, 2016||Taipei City|
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2015||2015||Feb 9 – Feb 15, 2015||Seoul|
|ISU Four Continents Championships 2014||2014||Jan 20 – Jan 26, 2014||Taipei City|
The 4CC has been historically dominated by just four countries (United States, Canada, China, and Japan), who have won a combined 130/132 possible medals. Uzbekistan and South Korea are the only other countries to have placed in the 4CC, winning a single medal each.
Skaters qualify for the Four Continents Championships by belonging to a non-European Member nation of the ISU. Each Member country can enter three skaters/teams in each discipline.
Which skaters from each country attend the Four Continents Championships is at the discretion of the respective national governing body. As with the other senior ISU Championships, skaters must be older than fifteen as of July 1 the previous year to compete.
The following countries are eligible to send skaters to the competition: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, DPR Korea, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United States of America, and Uzbekistan.