For the fourth consecutive year, the FBMA Trophy for Figure Skating returns to Zayed Sports City from 4-7 January, bringing with it exciting skating and free fun for the whole family.
The only event of its kind in the region, as the UAE is the only Arab country that holds the International Skating Union (ISU) membership, this unique event brings an array of more than 100 international skaters from 30 different countries to compete in the desert capital of Abu Dhabi. As unusual as it is for an international winter sport competition to be hosted in this region, this occurrence serves as a testament to Abu Dhabi's goal of positioning itself as a global capital of sport. It serves as a springboard of interest, with an increase in participation of UAE nationals, particularly at the grassroots level, and growth in international interest as the competition establishes itself globally.
In addition to exciting displays of power, endurance and determination on the ice, the event is intended to provide an overall experience for participants and spectators alike. Outside of the rink, a fun, festive and active atmosphere will be set up with a kids fun zone, picnic area with food trucks and more to enjoy between skating programmes.
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