The ISU Council evaluated the potential options to replace the cancelled ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Yerevan (ARM) – September 21-24, 2022 (see ISU Statement of September 16).
One option considered was to hold the event in Yerevan on October 19-22, 2022 as gracefully proposed by the Figure Skating Federation of Armenia. However, while the situation at the Azerbaijan/Armenia border and in Yerevan seems calm, the ISU understands that the situation remains fragile and new eruptions of fighting and/or protests in Yerevan cannot be excluded. Considering this uncertainty, the Council therefore concluded that such short-term postponement remained risky and this option was not pursued. However, subject to a normalization in the area, the Council re-affirmed its intention to allot another ISU Junior Grand Prix event to Armenia as soon as possible. The ISU Council reiterates its high appreciation to the Figure Skating Federation of Armenia in preparing the event and for their understanding of the decision taken.
The Council further evaluated the allotment of the cancelled Armenian Junior Grand Prix event to other locations but due to logistical challenges and the time pressure, no economically feasible alternative was found.
The Council therefore decided to re-allocate the competitors’ entries of the cancelled Armenian ISU Junior Grand Prix to the next upcoming three Junior Grand Prix events, namely in Gdansk, Poland on September 28 – October 1, again in Gdansk, Poland on October 5-8 and finally in Egna-Neumarkt, Italy on October 12-15, 2022. The respective organizers have signaled their availability to cooperate with the ISU in accommodating the additional entries. The concerned participating ISU Members are being urgently contacted by the ISU. The ISU thanks the Polish and Italian organizers as well as the concerned participating ISU Members for their flexibility and cooperation.