Abu Dhabi was again in the figure skating spotlight as 66 competitors from 18 countries converged upon Zayed Sports City Ice Rink on 22-23 January to try for top honours at the FBMA Trophy for Figure Skating. This International Skating Union-sanctioned event attracted some of the world's best skaters to compete for points towards their Olympic goals.
Korean Skater Youn Ha Rim, looking to represent her team on home turf in 2018, won the Senior Ladies category and the crowd favourite Ondrej Spiegl of Sweden came first in the Senior Men's category. Four UAE national skaters took part as well, including Zahra Lari who retained her UAE National Champion title during the event. Other competitors came from Australia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Russia, Austria and Malaysia, among others.
The event was considered a major success by all parties involved. For complete results visit isu.org.