CITIZEN - Official Sponsor for the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2013
CITIZEN proudly announce the sponsorship for the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2013, which is to be held from February 8th to the 11th at Osaka, Japan. As prestigious as the European Figure Skating Championships, the ISU official figure skating competitions have been held annually since 1999, and are highly acclaimed internationally for their high calibre of competitors from Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania.
Since 1982, CITIZEN have remained among the world’s most enthusiastic supporter of international skating competitions organised by the International Skating Union. For CITIZEN, sponsoring the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships is a natural extension of the company’s devotion toward the sport.
The sport of figure skating is known for its highly skilled disciplines involving graceful movement and coordination which require incredible concentration and practiced technique. Sharing this same core passion and admiration in their watch-making tradition, CITIZEN continue to strive for excellence through their distinctive philosophy of “The Fusion of Technology and Beauty.”
CITIZEN - Official Sponsor for the 2012 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
Citizen proudly sponsors the 2012 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, which will be held from December 6th to 9th at Sochi, Russia. Winners from preliminary rounds held in the U.S., Canada, China, France, Russia, and Japan come together to vie for the championship finals. As with previous years, the finals promise to be an intense competition between top-ranked skaters of the world.
As official sponsor for this year’s finals, CITIZEN remain the longest running sponsor for the International Skating Union, having continuously supported the international competition since 1982.
The prominent invitational winter event enjoys a passionate following, with reputable skaters from around the world participating in a demonstration of balletic artistry, athleticism and theatrical glamour.
The sport is a competition of many disciplines, involving skilful movement and coordination to look graceful, which require incredible concentration and practiced technique.
CITIZEN have long admired the grace and beauty of figure skating, sharing the same passion for excellence through their distinctive watch-making philosophy known as "The Fusion of Technology and Beauty".
CITIZEN – Celebrating 20 years Official Timekeeper of the US Open Tennis Championships
Citizen proudly sponsors the US Open Tennis Championships for the 20th straight year since its collaboration began in 1993.
As one of the oldest international tennis championships in the world, the US Open began on the grass courts in Newport, Rhode Island in 1881. Today, its modern hardcourt serves as the fourth and final major tennis tournament of the Grand Slams each year. The US Open is among highest attended annual sporting events in the world with more than 720,000 visitors, and is broadcast in over 180 countries.
In conjunction with this 20th anniversary celebration, Citizen is making a donation to USTA Serves Incorporated, whose mission is to support, monitor and promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. In addition, Citizen has created a players-only, limited edition timepiece with engraved case back exclusively for the athletes participating in the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships
The significance of the championships gives Citizen the opportunity to share in the international athletes’ passion for sports achievement and competitiveness. Like the professional players themselves, Citizen watches require precision timing and accuracy to deliver consistent champion-quality performance. In a sport whose matches are often decided by split-second timing, it takes a world-class watchmaker to keep pace and lead with exacting standards.