ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

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ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:14 pm

The schedule for this season's Grand Prix:
  • October 19-21, 2018 - Skate America in Everett, WA, USA
  • October 26-28, 2018 - Skate Canada in Laval, QC, Canada -Tickets went on sale in November 2017 - see https://skatecanada.ca/2017/11/ticket-i ... rnational/
  • November 2-4, 2018 - Cup of China
  • November 9-11, 2018 - NHK Trophy in Hiroshima, Japan
  • November 16-18, 2018 - Rostelecom Cup in Russia
  • November 23-25, 2018 - Internationaux de France in Grenoble, France
Junior and Senior Grand Prix Final December 6-9, 2018 Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ticket information for the GPF was released some time ago: https://skatecanada.ca/2018/01/ticket-i ... ing-final/

Tickets went on sale on January 19th, 2018 and were very popular, I understand.

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:24 pm

I suspect that the small arena at UBC will be quite full for the GPF, especially with the popularity of figure skating with Japanese fans.

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by happyheini » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:26 pm

I wonder why they chose this small arena, I would think they could fill the Canucks arena (can't think of its name right now). Perhaps they'll reconsider if it doesn't conflict with the NHL schedule.

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Post by Elizabeth » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:58 pm

happyheini wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:26 pm
I wonder why they chose this small arena, I would think they could fill the Canucks arena (can't think of its name right now). Perhaps they'll reconsider if it doesn't conflict with the NHL schedule.
I believe part of the rationale for a smaller venue is to have it look full on TV (plus a lower cost). I think the "ship has sailed" with respect to any possible relocation since tickets have already been sold.

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by Elizabeth » Fri May 04, 2018 3:00 pm

For those wondering who will skate in which GP, you will have to wait a while.

The ISU GP Selection Committee will meet in June after the ISU Congress (which takes place June 4-6). The recently posted World Standings will be relevant in the decisions/selections made.

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by happyheini » Sat May 05, 2018 5:07 pm

can't wait....

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:25 pm

Still waiting to hear what will happen with the "Cup of China" (the 3rd GP event of the season) since it will not be in China. South Korea was supposed to let the ISU know by June 25th about their willingness to take on this event. So far nothing has been announced.

The selections for the competitors at the GP events were supposed to be sorted out during a meeting in Toronto this week (June 26, 27 & 28). Nothing has been announced on that front yet, either, although a number of skaters have indicated that they will not be participating. The ISU has signaled that there should be an announcement tomorrow...

A very strange season!

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by happyheini » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:40 pm

Yes, Elizabeth. we may see a whole new crop of skaters at the GP events. It won't be boring...

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:58 pm

The ISU announced today that Helsinki, FIN will host the GP event that used to be the Cup of China.

They also announced the entries, by discipline:
Ice Dance: Image

Ladies: Image

Men: Image

Pairs: Image

An article from Skate Canada about the assignments for Canadian skaters: https://skatecanada.ca/2018/06/canadian ... -in-laval/

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by happyheini » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:43 pm

So many familiar names missing, so many new names to get used to...
I was surprised to see Carolina Kostner and Gracie Gold on the roster though.
Happy summer everyone :D

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by Kevin » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:31 pm

Kevin Reynolds???? I thought he retired after Canadians??

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:43 pm

Kevin wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Kevin Reynolds???? I thought he retired after Canadians??
I thought so too......

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:36 am

The ISU article about the GP and the links for the downloadable lists of entries, by discipline: https://www.isu.org/news/125-grand-prix ... teParam=15

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Re: ISU Grand Prix 2018/19 (the GP Final will be in Vancouver)

Post by kittykins » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:47 am

Thanks for the all the info.

I'm also surprised about Kevin Reynolds. Perhaps he feels he has a good shot at the Canadian National title and doesn't want to miss that possible opportunity.

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