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GP 2024 25 Cover News

Top Figure Skaters of the World including all four reigning World Champions Ilia Malinin (USA), Kaori Sakamoto (JPN), Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Maxime Deschamps (CAN) and Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) as well as Olympic and World medalists, European Champions and medalists will hit the road for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2024/25 in the pre-Olympic season.

Overview of the events

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series consists of six events and starts in October: Skate America in Allen, TX (USA) October 18-20, Skate Canada International in Halifax (CAN) October 25-27, Grand Prix de France in Angers (FRA) November 1-3, the NHK Trophy in Tokyo (JPN) November 8-10, the Finlandia Trophy in Helsinki (FIN) November 15-17 and Cup of China in Chongqing (CHN) November 22-24. The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final will take place in Grenoble (FRA) December 5-8.

The ISU Grand Prix starts traditionally with Skate America. Two-time & reigning ISU World Ice Dance Champions Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) as well as 2024 ISU World Champion Ilia Malinin (USA) will start their season in Texas. 2024 World Pairs silver medalists Riku Miura/Ryuichi Kihara (JPN) will return to the circuit after missing it last year due to injury. 2024 ISU World Junior Pairs Champions Anastasiia Metelkina/Luka Berulava (GEO) enter their first ISU Grand Prix as a team. 2024 ISU World silver medalist Isabeau Levito (USA) will meet ISU 2023 World silver medalist Haein Lee (KOR). Two-time ISU European Ice Dance silver medalists Lilah Fear/Lewis Gibson (GBR) want to challenge Chock/Bates. ISU World Junior Champions Leah Neset/Artem Markelov (USA) will debut at the senior level ISU Grand Prix. 

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Skate Canada in Halifax features three-time ISU World Champion Kaori Sakamoto (JPN), Malinin as well as 2023 ISU World silver medalist Junhwan Cha (KOR). 2022 ISU World bronze medalist Alysa Liu (USA) returns to competition after sitting out two seasons. 2024 ISU World Champions Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Maxime Deschamps (CAN) and 2024 ISU European Champions Lucrezia Beccari/Matteo Guarise (ITA) headline the Pairs competition. In the Ice Dance event, 2024 World silver medalists Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) will face their teammates and ISU Grand Prix Finalists Marjoie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha.

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The Grand Prix de France in Angers includes ISU European Champion Adam Siao Him Fa (FRA) and 2024 ISU European silver medalist Aleksandr Selevko (EST) in the Men’s. 2024 ISU European Champion Loena Hendrickx (BEL) leads the Women’s event and competes against 2023 ISU European Champion Anastasiia Gubanova (GEO) and 2024 ISU World bronze medalist Chaeyeon Kim (KOR). ISU Grand Prix Final Champions  Minerva Fabienne Hase/Nikita Volodin (GER) will be up against 2023 ISU European Champions Sara Conti/Niccolo Macii (ITA). The Ice Dance event is led by two time and reigning ISU European Champions Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri (ITA).

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NHK Trophy in Tokyo welcomes 2022 Olympic and three-time ISU World silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN), 2023 ISU Four Continents Champion Kao Miura (JPN), Sakamoto and 2024 ISU Four Continents Champion Mone Chiba (JPN). Miura/Kihara will meet Beccari/Guarise (ITA) while Chock/Bates, 2024 ISU European bronze medalists Allison Reed/Saulius Ambrulevicius (LTU)  and 2024 ISU Four Continents silver medalists Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Soerensen (CAN) headline the Ice Dance event.

The ISU Grand Prix circuit then returns to Europe for the Grand Prix Finlandia Trophy in Helsinki with Kagiyama, ISU European bronze medalist Lukas Britschgi (SUI), Hendrickx, Levito and 2022 ISU Grand Prix Final Champion Mai Mihara (JPN) competing. Stellato-Dudek/Deschamps are the top seeds in the Pairs event while Gilles/Poirier and Fear/Gibson lead the Ice Dance field.

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The last spots for the Final will be decided at the Cup of China in Chongqing. Siao Him Fa, two-time ISU World bronze medalist Boyang Jin (CHN), Chiba, Chaeyeon Kim lead the line-up and are joined by Hase/Volodin in the Pairs. The Ice Dance event includes Guignard/Fabbri and Lajoie/Lagha.

The winning skaters selected for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final will gather in Grenoble (FRA) from December 05 to 08, 2024. 

42 Men, 36 Women, 24 Pairs and 31 Ice Dance couples representing 24 ISU Members currently have been invited. The maximum number of entries for each event is 12 Ladies, 12 Men, 8 Pairs and 10 Ice Dance couples.

Selection Criteria

The skaters are seeded and invited to the six Grand Prix of Figure Skating events based on the results of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2024. Skaters/couples who have placed 1 to 6 in each of the four categories are seeded and assigned to two events. Skaters/ couples who have placed 7-12 at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships are selected for two ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events, and skaters with a top 24 Season Best Scores (from the 2023/24 season) as well as those placed in the top 24 of the ISU World Standings can also be invited. If available medalists from the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships can also be selected.

In order for a skater/couple to be eligible to compete at an ISU Grand Prix event, a minimum total score must have been achieved in the 2023/24 or current 2024/25 season in an ISU event (Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix, Championships) or a Challenger Series event. Exceptions apply to host country skaters, previously ranked skaters or split ranked couples who return with new partners. 

Prize Money

Competitors collect points in their Grand Prix events towards the qualification for the Grand Prix Final. The global prize money per individual event of the Grand Prix is US $ 180,000 and the prize money is awarded to winners and placed skaters/couples at the events as follows:

1st place US $ 18,000            2nd place US $ 13,000           3rd place US $ 9,000           
4th place US $ 3,000              5th place US $ 2,000 

The points are awarded as follows:

1st place 15 points                 2nd place 13 points                3rd place 11 points

4th place 9 points                   5th place 7 points                   6th place 5 points

7th place 4 points                   8th place 3 points 

The General Announcement of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series will be available in due time at the ISU website.

The individual announcements are published under the respective events.

For full entry lists and further information regarding the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series please visit here.