ISU announces line-up for Grand Prix events

OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2018 Skate Canada International in Laval, Quebec, from October 26-28, 2018, at Place Bell.

The line-up in Laval features members of the 2018 Canadian Olympic Team, including Gabrielle Daleman, Keegan Messing, Larkyn Austman, Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier. They will be joined by various current and former world medallists including Shoma Uno of Japan, Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia, Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès of France, and more.

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

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 Vancouver, B.C., from December 6-9, 2018.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

All-Event ticket packages are on sale now! All-event ticket packages will include all competitions as well as practices. Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event ticket packages that are priced at:

  • $136.25 ($120 ticket + $16.25 venue service fee)
  • $177.75 ($160 ticket + $17.75 venue service fee)
  • $220.75 ($200 ticket + $20.75 venue service fee)
  • $298.75 ($275 ticket + $23.75 venue service fee)

Tickets can be purchased online at placebell.ca, by phone at 1-855-634-4472 or in person at the Place Bell Box Office.

SUPER FAN SECTION  

The 2018 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 limited edition scarf, event program, event pin and a keepsake bag.  All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section which includes the deluxe super fan kit are priced at $298.75 ($275 ticket + $23.75 venue service fee).  Fans sitting outside the first three rows of seating may also purchase a Super Fan Bag for only $60.

2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES*MEN
Brendan Kerry(AUS)
Keegan Messing (CAN)
Roman Sadovsky (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Kevin Aymoz (FRA)
Daniel Samohin (ISR)
Shoma Uno (JPN)
Kazuki Tomono (JPN)
Junhwan Cha (KOR)
Alexander Samarin (RUS)
Alexander Majorov (SWE)
Jason Brown (USA)

WOMEN
Larkyn Austman (CAN)
Alaine Chartrand (CAN)
Gabrielle Daleman (CAN)
Wakaba Higuchi (JPN)
Yura Matsuda (JPN)
Mako Yamashita (JPN)
Elizabet Tursynbaeva (KAZ)
Dabin Choi (KOR)
Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS)
Daria Panenkova (RUS)
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva(RUS)
Mariah Bell (USA)

PAIR
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor (AUS)
Kirsten Moore-Towers/ Michael Marinaro (CAN)
Camille Ruest / Andrew Wolfe (CAN)
Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud (CAN)
Cheng Peng / Yang Jin (CHN)
Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres (FRA)
Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS)
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier (USA)

ICE DANCE
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier (CAN)
Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker (CAN)
Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus (CAN)
Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu (CHN)
Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac (FRA)
Robynne Tweedale / Joseph Buckland (GBR)
Anastasia Skoptcova / Kirill Aleshin (RUS)
Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov (RUS)
Olivia Smart / Adrian Diaz (ESP)
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue (USA)

CANADIAN ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 2018 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES*

SKATE AMERICA – Everett, Washington, USA – October 19-21, 2018

MEN:
Nam Nguyen

SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL —Laval, Quebec – October 26-28, 2018

MEN: Keegan Messing / Roman Sadovsky / TBD
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman / Alaine Chartrand / Larkyn Austman
PAIR: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael Marinaro / Camille Ruest & Andrew Wolfe / Evelyn Walsh & Trennt Michaud
ICE DANCE: Piper Gillis & Paul Poirier / Carolane Soucisse & Shane Firus / Haley Sales & Nikolas Wamsteeker

ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING – Helsinki, Finland — November 2-4, 2018

PAIR: Julianne Seguin & Charlie Bilodeau

NHK TROPHY — Hiroshima, Japan — November 9-11, 2018

MEN: Kevin Reynolds
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman
PAIR: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael Marinaro
ICE DANCE: Carolane Soucisse & Shane Firus

ROSTELECOM CUP — Moscow, Russia — November 16-18, 2018

MEN: Keegan Messing


INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE — Grenoble, France — November 23-25, 2018

MEN: Nicolas Nadeau
PAIR: Julianne Seguin & Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Piper Gillis & Paul Poirier