Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) perform during the 2021 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Gran Primo d'Italia in Torino, Italy. ©AFP
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup (RUS) cannot be held due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and the ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Cup of China 2022. Replacement solutions are to be found with the support of ISU Members.
The Chinese Skating Association (CSA) informed the ISU that it was no longer feasible for them to hold the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event (the Cup of China) in 2022. The status of the fourth Grand Prix event of the season 2022/23, which will take place on November 11-13, 2022, is currently pending and a host country will be announced soon.
The ISU continues to reiterate its solidarity with all those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Following the IOC recommendation and in order to protect the integrity of ice skating competitions and for the safety of all the participants of international ice skating competitions, the ISU Council based on Article 17.1.q)i) of the ISU Constitution, agreed that with immediate effect and until further notice, no Skaters belonging to the ISU Members in Russia (Russian Skating Union and the Figure Skating Federation of Russia) and Belarus (Skating Union of Belarus) shall be invited or allowed to participate in International ice skating competitions including ISU Championships and other ISU Events. The same applies to Officials listed in the respective ISU Communications and/or Regulations under Russia and Belarus (see ISU Statement on the Ukrainian crisis here). As a result, the ISU Council has decided that the sixth ISU Grand Prix event shall be held in Espoo (FIN) on November 25-27, 2022.
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series will stop in six cities and countries, and culminate at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final where only the six best Skaters in each category will compete:
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate America: October 21-23, 2022 – Norwood, MA (USA
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate Canada International: 28-30, 2022 – Mississauga, ON (CAN)
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Grand Prix de France: November 4-6, 2022 – Angers (FRA)
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating : November 11-13, 2022 – TBC
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – NHK Trophy : November 18-20, 2022 – Sapporo (JPN)
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Grand Prix Espoo : November 25-27, 2022 – Espoo (FIN)
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Junior & Senior): December 8-11, 2022 – Torino (ITA)
For further information regarding the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series please visit the corresponding webpage.