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An international tournament “Victor Petrenko Cup” will take place in Odessa


The first international Victor Petrenko Cup figure skating tournament will take place in Odessa on October 20-23. The tournament will be held under the auspices of the NOC of Ukraine in Odessa region.


Two weeks before the start of the application for participation, have already sent 158 ​​skaters from 11 countries. Representatives of men’s and women’s singles and ice sports from Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Great Britain, Georgia, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Poland, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine will take part in the ice of the Odessa Sports Palace.

Athletes of all ages – novices (children-cadets), juniors, and seniors will compete for the prizes of the Olympic champion. Among the Ukrainian participants are national ice dancing champions Oleksandra Nazarova and Maksym Nikitin, silver medalist of the Ukrainian men’s singles championship, and the Ukrainian junior championship Kyrylo Lishenko, winner of the Ukrainian men’s singles championship Vadym Novikov, and Ukrainian champions Maria Pinchuk and Nikita Pogorelov.

A large group of our athletes is preparing to start also in the youngest categories: “Advance Novice”, “Intermediate Novice”, “Basic Novice”.

“It is no coincidence that the Viktor Petrenko Cup is held in Odessa. Olympic champion, world champion, and three-time European champion come from this city. he is one of the brightest representatives of the well-known Odessa figure skating school “Kryzhynka”, – it is said in the site’s material of the Ukrainian figure skating federation.

Currently, Viktor Petrenko regularly holds master classes and training seminars in different countries but calls the promotion and development of figure skating in Ukraine his priority. The tournament he started has already been recognized by the International Skating Union (ISU), it is also included in the UFFC calendar and the Unified Calendar Plan of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine. This sporting event was sponsored by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine.

We will remind you that in February in Odessa “LuMi Dance Trophey” traditionally takes place. This year it was held under the patronage of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine in Odessa region.

Viktor Petrenko
  • 1992 Olympic champion.
  • Bronze medalist of the 1988 Olympic Games.
  • 1992 World Champion.
  • Silver medalist of the World Cup 1990, 1991.
  • Bronze medalist of the 1988 World Cup.
  • European Champion 1990, 1991, 1994
  • Silver medalist of the 1992 European Championship.
  • Bronze medalist of the European Championship 1987, 1988.
  • Participant of the 1994 Olympic Games (4th place).
  • Winner of the Grand Prix stages: NHK Trophy (1989, 1990), Skate America (1990, 1993).
  • Champion of the USSR in 1991.
  • Silver medalist of the USSR championship 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990.
  • Bronze medalist of the USSR championship 1984, 1992.
  • 1984 Junior World Champion.
  • In April 2018, Victor Petrenko was inducted into the Hall of Fame of world figure skating for great merits and contribution to the development of this sport.

Viktor Petrenko

Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1992). He was born on June 27, 1969 in Odessa.

He was five years old, the parents took him to the local ice rink and started him in figure skating. At the age of nine, his talent was noticed by Ukrainian figure skating coach Galina Zmievskaya and she took him on as a pupil at Spartak in Odessa.