Three-time European Championship medalist Kiira Korpi will serve as ambassador for the figure skating event of the century. Korpi hasn’t remained idle since retiring from competitive skating. At the moment, she lives in New York and is pursuing the second act of her career as a professional skater on ice rinks around the world.
The Worlds2017 ambassadors are part of the competition event, and they can give out tickets to a group of their choice and so give them the gift of a unique experience.
Kiira Korpi will be taking on many different roles at the World Championships. In addition to acting as ambassador, Korpi will pull her skates on for the opening show and give commentary for the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.
During her competitive career, Kiira Korpi helped to make figure skating popular with her tenacity and positive attitude.
– Figure skating is naturally very close to my heart, and I think it’s great that we get to see the best skaters of the world compete in Finland once again. I’m sure that the experience will be unforgettable for both competitors and spectators.
The Finnish Figure Skating Association will host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki from 29 March to 2 April, 2017. The World Championships will be the most important sporting event in the metropolitan area during Finland’s centenary celebration year. More than 65,000 spectators and 200 athletes are expected to attend the Worlds. An estimated 300 million viewers will be watching the competition on TV. Finland last hosted the Worlds in 1999.