National figure skating championship kicks off

October 01, 2022 - 11:55
The National Figure Skating Championship will be held on October 1-2 at the Hà Nội's Royal City Ice Rink, marking a return of the largest event after two years.


Trần Khánh Linh of Hà Nội will compete at the National Figure Skating Championship on October 1-2 in the capital city. AFP/VNA Photo

HÀ NỘI — The National Figure Skating Championship will be held on October 1-2 at Hà Nội's Royal City Ice Rink, marking a return of the event after two years.

For the first time, the competition will be organised under international standards supervised by five international experts from South Korea, Thailand,  Indonesia and Malaysia along with seven local judges with certificates from the International Skating Union.

The tournament will see 17 athletes including Trần Khánh Linh, Nguyễn Quang Minh and Nguyễn Linh Chi of Hà Nội and Phan Hoàng Phúc of HCM City. All of them just competed at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating events held in Europe last month.

Participants will compete in nine categories including Basic Novice, Advanced Novice, Adult Skating and Ice Dance for different age groups ranging from eight to under-21.

"It is an important tournament of Việt Nam sport in general and the Skating Federation of Việt Nam (SFV) in particular," said Nguyễn Trọng Kiên, Vice President of the SFV.

"It marks the return of figure skating after a long delay because of the pandemic. Athletes have been excited to perform again. SFV will seek new talented athletes to the national team to compete internationally," he said, hoping that the event would inspire more people, especially the young, to join the skating movement in Việt Nam. VNS