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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. How to watch the World Figure Skating Championships

    All times are subject to change

    We’ll have live coverage from the four main events in this year’s competition, plus the exhibition event on the final day.

    You can watch live coverage on the BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport website and mobile app. For full details of the BBC’s coverage, please click here.

    Friday, 26 March

    Ladies Free Skating

    16:55-21:30 GMT - BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website & app

    Saturday, 27 March

    Men Free Skating

    09.55-14:30 GMT - BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website & app

    Free Dance

    15:55-19:55 GMT - BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website & app

    Sunday, 28 March

    World Championship Highlights

    16:30-18:00 BST - BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website


    18:00-20:30 BST - BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website & app

  2. The Brits hoping to make an impression

    Zoe Jones and Christopher Boyadji

    Six British skaters will be taking to the ice across the four main disciplines, including the oldest skater taking part this week.

    Britain’s biggest chance at a strong finish is likely to rest with Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson, who came fifth in the ice dance free dance event at the European Championships last year.

    The pair have been based in Montreal since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which has allowed them to avoid the training restrictions that have applied to Britain’s other competitors.

  3. Full list of British entrants

    Lewis Gibson and Lilah Fear
    Image caption: Lewis Gibson and Lilah Fear

    Mens Free Skate

    Peter James Hallam

    Ladies Free Skate

    Natasha McKay

    Pairs Free Skate

    Zoe Jones & Christopher Boyadji

    Ice Dance Free Dance

    Lilah Fear & Lewis Gibson

  4. Introducing the World Figure Skating Championships

    Nathan Chen
    Image caption: Nathan Chen aimed to repeat the gold he won for the United States in 2019

    First hosted 125 years ago, the World Figure Skating Championships are among ice skating’s most prestigious events.

    This year nearly 200 competitors from across the globe have competed in Stockholm, Sweden, for the opportunity to call themselves the world champion in their discipline.

    There are four competitive events in the tournament – the men's, ladies' and pairs free skate and ice dance free dance - the event made famous in Britain by Torvill and Dean’s Olympic gold medal-winning routine.

    The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic but two reigning champions from 2019 returned to defend their titles – the men’s champion Nathan Chen from the United States, and China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han, who won the pairs event.

  5. How to get into ice skating

    Ice skating is for anybody and easy to learn, whether you just want a bit of fun with friends or are serious about joining a team.

    There's figure skating and speed skating - sports you may have seen at the Winter Olympics. But skating doesn't have to be competitive. You can put on a pair of skates (which you can hire at rinks) and start gliding across the ice. It's best to make sure you can skate in a straight line before you attempt jumps and turns.

    If you're a beginner you can check out Skate UK - a 10-stage programme to help get you started.

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    Video caption: Christie teaches Williams to speed skate