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Ice Challenge


The Ice Challenge is an annual international figure skating competition organized by the Austrian Figure Skating Association and sanctioned by the International Skating Union. It began in 1971 as the Leo-Scheu-Gedächtnislaufen and was retitled the Ice Challenge in 2008. The name Leo Scheu Memorial was retained for a junior, novice, and lower-level competition that is held in conjunction with the senior event. It is held every autumn in Graz, Austria. Skaters compete in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The ISU designated the Ice Challenge as one of the events at which skaters may try to achieve a minimum score. In 2014 and 2015, the Ice Challenge’s senior events were part of the ISU Challenger Series. The 2016 edition was cancelled.


Name Results Date Location Nation
Ice Challenge 2019 2020 Feb 13 – Feb 16, 2020 Graz
Ice Challenge 2018 2018 Nov 7 – Nov 11, 2018 Graz
Ice Challenge 2017 2017 Nov 9 – Nov 12, 2017 Graz
Ice Challenge 2016 2016 Nov 15 – Nov 20, 2016 Graz
ISU CS Ice Challenge 2015 2015 Oct 27 – Nov 1, 2015 Graz
ISU CS Ice Challenge 2014 2014 Nov 11 – Nov 16, 2014 Graz