Mark your calendar. Skating is BACK! A new champion will be crowned during the 2020 Peggy Fleming Trophy.
A Streamed Virtual Competition to be Broadcasted on July 17, 2020.
Due to the cancellation of the Broadmoor Open, the Broadmoor Skating Club changed direction so that the third annual Peggy Fleming Trophy competition becomes a historic, first of its kind, virtual streamed event in which 18 U.S. Senior Level nationally and internationally ranked Men and Ladies figure skaters compete with and against each other for the trophy.
Entrants have videotaped their competition programs at their home training sites and have submitted their 3:30 minute programs via video link to U. S. Figure Skating, the sport’s national governing body. The programs will be evaluated by a world-class group of judges and officials and then formatted by U. S. Figure Skating for worldwide broadcast starting on July 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET on US Figure Skating Fan Zone.
The focus of the Peggy Fleming Trophy is to showcase each skater’s ability to artistically express and present a complete composition while demonstrating superior technical skills. The music, creativity and overall performance are the emphasis for the competition and all skating elements are assessed from an artistic point of view.
There are nine technical elements which have fixed base scoring values and which receive Grade of Execution (GOE) marks based on the artistic execution of the element in relationship to the program as a whole. The elements are as follows:
- 4 jump elements
- 3 spin elements
- 1 step sequence
- 1 signature move
One of the most fascinating of these nine required technical elements is the “signature move,” which allows each skater to present an iconic, or new and original, move, jump or spin which is tailored to each skater’s unique personality, creativity and imagination. See more details here.
Prize money will be awarded by Greg and Peggy Fleming Jenkins in partnership with the Broadmoor Skating Club to the winners of this groundbreaking event:
- $3000 for first place
- $2000 for second place
- $1000 for third place
Additionally, Peggy commissioned a special sculpture trophy for the Broadmoor Skating Club to celebrate the event.
Returning to the event are the winners of both the 2018 and 2019 trophy, Timothy Dolensky and Jason Brown, who join the talented field of competitors for this year’s competition.
The Broadmoor Skating Club and the Peggy Fleming Trophy lead the way in a new and important direction for figure skating.
Updated July 8, 2020