OTTAWA, ON: Single session tickets for the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final will go on sale Thursday, September 13, 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 6-9, 2018.
Single session tickets begin at $60, plus applicable taxes and surcharges and prices range by session. Tickets for the Wednesday practices are only $25, plus applicable taxes and surcharges. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Please note that All Event Tickets will no longer be available.
Super Fan Bags are available for $75, plus applicable taxes and surcharges until September 30, 2018. Super Fan Bag includes a commemorative blanket, event pin, event program and stylish bag. Fans will receive a voucher for the Super Fan Bag that is exchanged at the area during the event.
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.
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