ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2017, which takes place in OSTRAVAR ARENA from January 25 to 29, is right around the corner and the Ambassador of championships Tomáš Verner, European Champion from 2008, took Czech journalists on the tour through OSTRAVAR ARENA, which is ready for the Championship.
The Journalists had the opportunity to peek into the men’s dressing room, costume repair, skates sharpening, warm-up area, media centre and of course to the main ring.
There will be four days of competitions in Ostrava, followed by the final exhibition on Sunday, but the skaters will come already on Monday for the first practices.
ISU European Figure Skating Championships are coming back to the Czech Republic after an 18-year break as they were held in Prague – in 1999 for the last time. There will be a total number of 172 skaters from 34 countries in Ostrava including three of the four title defenders from Bratislava 2016 – Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia, Javier Fernández of Spain and French dance couple Gabriella Papadakis, Guillaume Cizeron.