VANCOUVER, BC: All-event tickets for the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final will go on sale Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. PT. The event will take place in Vancouver, B.C., at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre from December 5-9, 2018.
All-Event ticket packages will include all competitions in junior and senior and the exhibition gala, as well as all official practices. Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event ticket packages that are priced at $175, $225, $275, $375 (includes a Super Fan Bag voucher), plus applicable surcharges. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1-855-985-5000.
SUPER FAN SECTION
Become a Super Fan by purchasing tickets in the first five rows of the arena and be closest to the action! All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a commemorative blanket, event pin, event program and stylish bag. All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section, which includes the super fan bag, are priced at $375, plus applicable surcharges.
Fans not seated in the Super Fan Section may purchase the Super Fan Bag for an additional $75 each until October 1, plus applicable surcharges.
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The ISU Grand Prix Final is the concluding event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit. The series hosts six stops: United States (Skate America), Canada (Skate Canada International), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Internationaux de France), China (Cup of China), and Japan (NHK Trophy). Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their assigned events and the top six in each of the four disciplines advance to the final.
The event will also include the 2018 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. The world’s top junior skaters also collect points to qualify, through seven events which change location yearly. The top six in men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance, based on the results of the Junior Grand Prix series, advance to the Junior Final.
In total, there will be 48 entries and 72 skaters taking part in the event in both senior and junior.
This will be the city’s first time hosting this event. Vancouver has hosted the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships six times. The have also hosted several international figure skating events: the 2009 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, 2001 & 1960 ISU World Figure Skating Championships and the 1978 Skate Canada International.
The ISU Grand Prix Final began in 1995 and the first three editions of the competition were titled the Champions Series Final. During the 1998-99 season the name changed to the current title.