From 21 – 24 February 2019 The Uithof in The Hague will be the venue for the Challenge Cup and the National Championship Figure Skating. The Challenge Cup is a competition in which young, up-and-coming talents in the age of 10 to seniors get the chance to measure themselves on a global level with their fellow athletes.
In addition, the competition serves as preparation and final qualification for the international top skaters at the World Championships (4 weeks later in Saitama City, Japan - 22-24 March) and the World Championships for juniors (2 weeks later in Zagreb, Croatia - 9 and 10 March). National titles are also at stake for the Dutch participants. The best Dutch figure skater in each category becomes Dutch Champion.
The Challenge Cup is and remains a highly appreciated international figure skating competition. The Challenge Cup fits well with the ambition to get Dutch figure skating at the Olympic level and at the same time bring the sport to the attention of a large Dutch and international audience.