• On behalf of Tourism London, I wish to extend a warm and sincere welcome to you and hope that your stay is pleasurable and that you experience first-hand a community that is welcoming and truly Canadian. With a population of over 360,000, London is regarded as one of Canada's finest cities as well as a cultural and historical gem. We invite you to take some time to get to know us. You'll be glad you did. We are very proud and deeply honoured to be the host city for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships and prouder still that you have chosen to visit with us to experience and witness one of the world's great sporting events. After all is said and done, we hope that your mind will be full of positive experiences and memories that will act as a catalyst to beckon your return.

  • Events Schedule

    • Wednesday, March 13 / 11:00 Pairs Short Program

    • Wednesday, March 13 / 15:45 Opening on Ice, Men Short Program

    • Thursday, March 14 / 10:30 Ladies Short Program

    • Thursday, March 14 / 17:15 Ice Dance Short Dance

    • Friday, March 15 / 11:45 Pairs Free Program & Victory Ceremony

    • Friday, March 15 / 17:45 Men Free Program & Victory Ceremony

    • Saturday, March 16 / 14:30 Ice Dance Free Dance & Victory Ceremony

    • Saturday, March 16 / 19:00 Ladies Free Program & Victory Ceremony

    Click here to view the detailed competition schedule
  • Tree of Light Promo
    The Tree of Light Promo

    On March 10th as the world's best figure skaters bring grace and athleticism to our city, we welcome you to a spectacle of light, sound and ice.

    Making of the Tree of Light
    Making of the Tree of Light

    Moment Factory created the Tree of Light, a 10 minute light and sound show which will be presented every evening during the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships on the Eastern exterior façade of the Budweiser Gardens

    Click here to view the Tree of Light Sound and Light show schedule.
    This is a free community event located outside of Budweiser Gardens.
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  • Broadcast Schedule

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    Championships Live on CBC TV CBC Television
    • Wednesday, March 13 (Times in EST)

      11:50 AM Pairs Short Program
      4:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
      5:30 PM Mens Short Program

      Thursday, March 14 (Times in EST)

      12:00 PM Womens Short Program
      6:30 PM Dance Short Program
    • Friday, March 15 (Times in EST)

      12:50 PM Pairs Free Program
      6:30 PM Mens Free Program

      Saturday, March 16 (Times in EST)

      3:30 PM Dance Free Program
      5:00 PM Dance Free Program
      8:00 PM Womens Free Program
    • Saturday, March 16 (Times in EST)

      3:30 PM Dance Free Program
      5:00 PM Dance Free Program
      8:00 PM Womens Free Program

      Sunday, March 17 (Times in EST)

      3:00 PM Womens Free Program
      7:00 PM Gala

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  • Did you know?

    • This is the second ISU world figure skating
      event to come to the City of London.
      In 2007 London hosted the highly
      successful 2007 ISU World Synchronized
      Skating Championships®. London also
      held the Canadian Figure Skating
      Championships in both 2010 & 2005.
    • During the cold winters of Europe,
      the Dutch people started skating across
      the frozen waterways as a form of
    • The first concrete mention of ice
      skating is found in a book written by a
      monk named William Fitzstephen.
    • The first ice skating association
      was formed in 1742 by the
      Edinburg Skating Club.
    • Alois Lutz invented the jump
      that carries his name (the Lutz) which
      was first performed in competition
      in 1913.
    • Sonja Henie (1912- 1969)
      won more Olympic and World
      titles than any other ladies
      figure skater!
    • Rena Inoue and John Baldwin, Jr.
      were the first pair to perform a
      Throw Triple Axel in competition
      at the 2006 U.S Figure
      Skating Championships.
    • Yu-Na Kim holds the highest total score
      in a figure skating competition (Women)
      at 228.56. This was achieved at the
      XXI Olympic Winter Games in
      Vancouver, BC on Feb 25, 2010.
    • Canada hosted the ISU World Figure
      Skating Championships for the
      first time in 1932 in Montreal.
    • In 1948, Barbara Ann Scott (King) won
      the Senior Canadian, European, World and
      Olympic titles, becoming the first North
      American to win all three in the same year,
      the first Canadian Figure Skater to win
      an Olympic medal and the first to win
      back-to-back World titles.
    • Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul
      have won the most world championship
      titles by a Canadian pair team
    • At the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating
      Championships in Moscow, Russia,
      Patrick Chan became the first man to
      hold the world record in the short
      program, long program and total
      score all at the same time.
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