ISU announces line-up for Grand Prix events

OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2017 Skate Canada International in Regina, Saskatchewan, from October 26-29, 2017, at the Brandt Centre located at Evraz Place.

The line-up in Regina features Canadian favourites including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Patrick Chan, and Kaetlyn Osmond. They will be joined by various current and former world medallists including Shoma Uno of Japan, Anna Pogorilaya of Russia, Ashley Wagner of the United States, and Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in Russia (Rostelecom Cup), China (Cup of China), Japan (NHK Trophy), France (Internationaux de France) and the United States (Skate America).

Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men, women, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final to be held in Nagoya, Japan from December 7-10, 2017.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
All-Event ticket packages are on sale now! All-Event ticket packages include all competitions as well as practices. Fans can choose from four levels of All-Event ticket packages that are priced at $120, $160, $200, and $275, plus applicable surcharges.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Brandt Centre Box Office. Groups of nine or more can purchase by calling the box office directly 1-306-781-9300.

SUPER FAN SECTION
The 2017 Skate Canada International will feature a special Super Fan Section! This section includes the first three rows of the arena, allowing fans to be closest to the action. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a Canada toque, limited edition event pin, super fan name badge and a stylish tote. All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section, which includes the deluxe super fan kit, are priced at $275, plus applicable surcharges.

2017 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES*

MEN
Brendan Kerry (AUS)
Jorik Hendrickx (BEL)
Patrick Chan (CAN)
Keegan Messing (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Chafik Besseghier (FRA)
Takahito Mura (JPN)
Shoma Uno (JPN)
Jun Hwan Cha (KOR)
Maxim Kovtun (RUS)
Alexander Samarin (RUS)
Jason Brown (USA)

WOMEN
Alaine Chartrand (CAN)
Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Laurine Lecavelier (FRA)
Roberta Rodeghiero (ITA)
Marin Honda (JPN)
Rika Hongo (JPN)
Nahyun Kim (KOR)
Anna Pogorilaya (RUS)
Maria Sotskova (RUS)
Karen Chen (USA)
Ashley Wagner (USA)

PAIR
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford (CAN)
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Cheng Peng / Yang Jin (CHN)
Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres (FRA)
Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot (GER)
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert (RUS)
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier (USA)

ICE DANCE
Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus (CAN)
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (CAN)
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje (CAN)
Kavita Lorenz / Joti Polizoakis (GER)
Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev (POL)
Alla Loboda / Pavel Drozd (RUS)
Olivia Smart / Adria Diaz (ESP)
Alisa Agafonova / Alper Ucar (TUR)
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker (USA)
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue (USA)

CANADIAN ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 2017 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES*

ROSTELECOM CUP — Moscow, Russia — October 20-22, 2017
MEN: Nam NguyenPAIR: Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL — Regina, Saskatchewan – October 26-29, 2017
MEN: Patrick Chan, Keegan Messing, TBD
WOMEN: Alaine Chartrand, Kaetlyn Osmond, TBD
PAIR: Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford, Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch, TBD
ICE DANCE: Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir, Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

CUP OF CHINA — Beijing, China — November 3-5, 2017
MEN: Kevin Reynolds
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman
PAIR: Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro

NHK TROPHY — Osaka, Japan — November 10-12, 2017
MEN: Patrick Chan
WOMEN: Alaine Chartrand
PAIR: Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE — Grenoble, France — November 17-19, 2017
WOMEN: Kaetlyn Osmond
PAIR: Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch
ICE DANCE: Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

SKATE AMERICA – Lake Placid, United States – November 24-26, 2017
MEN: Kevin Reynolds
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman
PAIR: Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford, Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

For full entries at the five other ISU Grand Prix events please visit www.isu.org.

*Entries are subject to change