2021 Small Federation National Championships: Dates, reschedulings and cancellations

Harriet

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Oct 23, 2017
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Australia
It has just occurred to me that we don't yet have a consolidated place to keep track of dates - and date changes - for small federation National Championships this year. As many are located in regions where COVID-19 has led to travel difficulties and renewed lockdown conditions right in the lead-up to Nationals season, I thought it might be helpful to get one going; please comment with any dates or changes you're aware of, and I'll do my best to keep the list up to date.

The list is taken from the Wikipedia page for 2019-20 National Championships; if there are any that didn't get listed, let me know and I'll add them in.

I'm only listing Senior Nationals at the moment - adding Juniors etc would just be too much!
  • Australian Championships: Scheduled for 27 November-4 December 2020; cancelled due to internal border closures and Melbourne lockdown in August-November 2020.
  • Austrian Championships: Scheduled for 10-12 December 2020 in Linz; took place as scheduled.
  • Belarusian Championships: Took place on 11-13 December 2020 as part of international competition Winter Star 2020.
  • Belgian Championships: Scheduled for 20-21 November 2020; cancelled due to second COVID-19 lockdown.
  • British Championships: Scheduled for 30 November-6 December 2020; cancelled due to rink closures during first COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Bulgarian Championships: Took place on 12-14 February 2021.
  • Chinese Championships:
  • Chinese Taipei/Taiwan Championships: Scheduled for 2-3 August 2020; took place as scheduled.
  • Croatian Championships: Scheduled for 12-13 December 2020; apparently postponed (new dates pending).
  • Danish Championships: Scheduled for 4-6 December 2020; postponed (new dates TBA) due to COVID-19 restrictions during December 2020.
  • Dutch Championships: Originally scheduled for 25-28 February 2021 at Challenge Cup; however, as only senior competitions will now be run at Challenge Cup, the national championships will no longer take place and no Dutch National Champion will be declared from among the Dutch competitors.
  • Estonian Championships: Scheduled for 29-31 January 2021, at Tondariba Ice Rink. Took place as scheduled.
  • Finnish Championships: Scheduled for 18-20 December 2020 in Joensuu; postponed to 13-14 March 2021 due to COVID-19 situation in November/December 2020, and then cancelled.
  • Four Nationals (Czech/Polish/Slovak): Scheduled for 10-12 December 2020; took place as scheduled (Hungary did not compete).
  • French Championships: Scheduled for 17-19 December 2020; cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions in November/December 2020, then uncancelled to take place behind closed doors on 5-6 February. Took place as scheduled.
  • German Championships: Scheduled for 18-19 December 2020; took place as scheduled but with a reduced field due to the German government's request for people to avoid unnecessary travel.
  • Icelandic Championships: Scheduled for 12-13 December 2020; cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions in December 2020, then rescheduled to 30-31 January 2021. Took place as scheduled.
  • Irish Championships: Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation in January 2021.
  • Israeli Championships:
  • Italian Championships: Scheduled for 11-13 December 2020 in Egna; took place as scheduled.
  • Hungarian Championships: Scheduled for 18-19 December 2020; took place as scheduled.
  • Latvian Championships:
  • Lithuanian Championships: Scheduled for 19-20 December 2020; moved to 6-8 February 2021 due to COVID-19 situation in December 2020. Took place as scheduled.
  • New Zealand Championships: Scheduled for 24-27 October 2020, took place as scheduled.
  • Norwegian Championships: Scheduled for January 2021; moved to 19-21 March 2021 in Oslo due to COVID-19 restrictions in November/December 2020, then later cancelled.
  • Romanian Championships:
  • Serbian Championships: Scheduled for 10-11 December 2020; took place as scheduled.
  • Slovenian Championships:
  • South Korean Championships: Scheduled for 8-10 January 2021; originally postponed indefinitely due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea in December 2020 along with all other competitions under the control of the South Korean Skating Federation. Rescheduled for 22-26 February 2021.
  • Spanish Championships: Postponed to February 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions in place during November/December 2020, then rescheduled for 19-21 March 2021.
  • Swedish Championships: Scheduled for 10-13 December, in Linköping; cancelled along with all other domestic competitions due to severity of COVID-19 situation in early 2021.
  • Swiss Championships: Scheduled for 12-13 December 2020; postponed to 19-20 February in Lucerne due to COVID-19 restrictions during November/December 2020, then cancelled due to semi-lockdown conditions in January and February 2021.
  • Turkish Championships: Scheduled for 11-13 December 2020 in Ankara; postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown (new dates TBA).
  • Ukrainian Championships: Scheduled for 17-20 December in Kylv; postponed until 23-26 February 2021 due to COVID-19 situation in December 2020 and January 2021.
 
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Totentanz

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Feb 28, 2012
Turkish Nationals are planned for December 11-13 in Ankara. There will probably be streaming on youtube and I will share the results page link if available.
 

ladyjane

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Jun 26, 2012
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Netherlands
As far as I know the Dutch championships are still planned to be held at the Challenge Cup in February 2021 (25th-28th). Same as other years: the highest in ranking of the Dutch participants will be the Dutch champion, this principle applies across all disciplines.

There generally is no Dance competition but for the coming year an ID competition is planned. Not just a small National one either, but a complete international one - as with the other disciplines - at least in seniors.
 
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Mar 21, 2018
I just realized the new date for the Norwegian Championship is oddly close to World Championship. But - if it will go as planned (?), there aren´t any Norwegian figure skater qualified for now - and the one who most likely could qualify (if he get´s the chance)- Sondre, doesn´t really need to prove himself for the federation in order to get selected for WC :laugh:

Apparently the federation are sure they won´t have more eligble candidates, considering the new date :wink:
 

CrazyKittenLady

My cat jumps better Axels than me.
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Feb 2, 2019
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Austria
So, if anyone apart from me feels the strange urge to watch Austrian nationals, here is a link to the live stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/idealwebtv
This year, I will not attend in person due to the Covid restrictions, so I am quite happy that Skate Austria is streaming the competition.

The schedule in local time for seniors is as follows:
Friday, 11.12.2020
19:10-19:49 Ladies' SP
19:49-20:28 Men's SP (featuring Maurizio Zandron)
20:28-20:40 Pairs' SP (featuring Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer)

Saturday, 12.12.2020
18:50-19:31 Ladies' FP
19:31-20:19 Men's FP
20:37-20:50 Pairs' FP

Enjoy!
 

Jeanie19

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Oct 20, 2017
Country
United-States
So, if anyone apart from me feels the strange urge to watch Austrian nationals, here is a link to the live stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/idealwebtv
This year, I will not attend in person due to the Covid restrictions, so I am quite happy that Skate Austria is streaming the competition.

The schedule in local time for seniors is as follows:
Friday, 11.12.2020
19:10-19:49 Ladies' SP
19:49-20:28 Men's SP (featuring Maurizio Zandron)
20:28-20:40 Pairs' SP (featuring Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer)

Saturday, 12.12.2020
18:50-19:31 Ladies' FP
19:31-20:19 Men's FP
20:37-20:50 Pairs' FP

Enjoy!
I will watch with you.
 
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