Canada and the U.S. will field full teams to this event with three competitors in each of the four disciplines, while Japan has three men, three women, two ice dance and one pairs team entered.
With so many top men competing at this event, it will be a fight to the finish and whoever lands on the top step of the podium will most certainly have had to earn it.
In the women′s event, Isabeau Levito of the U.S. is a top pick for gold, but she will have to be on her game with Yelim Kim of South Korea and a trio of Japanese women all in the hunt for gold.
A pairs team from the Philippines will make its Championships debut at this competition. Isabella Gamez, who hails from the U.S. and Aleksandr Korovin, a native of Pervouralsk, Russia (who formerly partnered with Alisa Efimova), finished ninth and 11th, respectively, at their two Challenger Series events in late 2022.
Japan′s Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara are a sure bet to take the pairs title with the other two steps on the podium up for grabs.
The ice dance competition will be a must-watch affair. Madison Chock and Evan Bates lead the field and will be looking to build on their success at the U.S. Championships, as will Caroline Green and Michael Parsons. Other podium contenders include Japan′s Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi and two teams from Canada: Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sørensen and Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha.
Canadian fans can watch the competition live on the ISU Skating Channel. For U.S. viewers, there is no live coverage on the main NBC network. A highlights recap will air on Feb. 19 from 12-2 p.m. Check your local listings for air dates and times on the speciality channels. (Possible viewing options will be added closer to the start of the competition).
INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS (TBA)
FUJI TV LIVE STREAM (Japan)
2022-2023 COMPETITION SCHEDULE