| ISU Championship|
| February 9|
| Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire|
The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. The first competition took place on February 9, 1896, in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire.
In 1895, the International Skating Union organized the first World Figure Skating Championships committee, which consisted of 5 people. This committee was entrusted with preparation and presentation of the figure skating rules. ISU also confirmed that World Figure Skating Championships will be held and that in the meantime men skaters should comply with the rules not yet published.
1896 World Figure Skating Championships Wikipedia
Judges:Mr. C. Korper von Marienwert Austria
Mr. H. Kurtén Finland
Mr. Georg Helfrich Germany
Mr. P. E. Wolf Russia
Mr. A. Ivashenzov Russia