This afternoon, I got a private message on Facebook from a skater I am good friends with, asking if I knew of any international competitions in August. She has been trying to find something that she could enter over the summer, but has not had any luck.
Funnily enough, I had actually printed out a copy of the ISU calender a few days ago ( http://static.isu.org/media/147039/1...-2014-2015.pdf ). There were a couple of events at the start of August but, unfortunately, they are on the other side of the world.
6th - 10th August: Asian Open (Taipei)
14th - 16th August: Skate Down Under (New Zealand)
Apart from Junior Grand Prix events later on in August, the first European events I know about are at the end of September.
18th - 21st September: Lombardia Trophy (Milan)
25th - 27th September: Nebelhorn Trophy (Oberstdorf)
But, there might be other competitions that I don't know about. Smaller ones put on by national federations that might let in foreign entrants.
I always try to help out this girl as much as I can. She is a really promising young skater, and she has impressed a lot of people this past season. And I am not just saying that because we are friends. The fact she is on the GP entry list for this coming season says a lot...
So, can anybody help?