Boston is playing host to the International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships this week, welcoming 200 competitors from around the world to TD Garden. Watch in person or tune into the event to see men’s, women’s, pairs and ice dance competitions March 31 to April 2, with an “Exhibition of Champions” on April 3. Here’s what you need to know before you watch.
1. While the ISU World Championships have taken place in the United States before — most recently in Los Angeles in 2009 — this is Boston’s first time hosting the event.
2. Athletes are coming from 38 countries to compete in Boston at this year’s championships.
3. There are 16 skaters representing the United States in Boston this week. Keep an eye out for crowd favorite Gracie Gold, a Massachusetts native who just placed first at the 2016 United States Championships.