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Four Continents Figure Skating Championships


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.


Name Date Location Nation
ISU Four Continents Championships 2024 Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2024 Shanghai
ISU Four Continents Championships 2023 Feb 7 – Feb 12, 2023 Colorado Springs
ISU Four Continents Championships 2022 Jan 18 – Jan 23, 2022 Tallinn
ISU Four Continents Championships 2021 Feb 8 – Feb 14, 2021 Sydney
ISU Four Continents Championships 2020 Feb 4 – Feb 9, 2020 Seoul
ISU Four Continents Championships 2019 Feb 4 – Feb 10, 2019 Anaheim, CA
ISU Four Continents Championships 2018 Jan 22 – Jan 27, 2018 Taipei City
ISU Four Continents Championships 2017 Feb 14 – Feb 19, 2017 Gangneung
ISU Four Continents Championships 2016 Feb 16 – Feb 21, 2016 Taipei City
ISU Four Continents Championships 2015 Feb 9 – Feb 15, 2015 Seoul
ISU Four Continents Championships 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.