ISU announces line-up for Grand Prix events

OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2019 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2019 Skate Canada International in Kelowna, British Columbia, from October 25-27, 2019, at Prospera Place.

The line-up in Kelowna will feature current Canadian champions Nam Nguyen, Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro, and several Canadian medallists including, Piper Gilles, Paul Poirier, Gabrielle Daleman and Aurora Cotop. They will be joined by various current and former world medallists including   Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia, Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the United States 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), France (Internationaux de France), China (Cup of China), Russia (Rostelecom Cup) and Japan (NHK Trophy).

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 Torino, Italy from December 5-8, 2019.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
All-event ticket packages for the 2019 Skate Canada International are on sale now! The all event-ticket includes four days of access including:

  • One day of official practices (Thursday)
  • Two days of exciting competition, including practices (Friday and Saturday)
  • Exhibition Gala (Sunday)

Fans will be able to choose from four levels of all-event ticket packages that are priced at:

  • $138.50 ($120 ticket + $18.50 venue fee)
  • $180.50 ($160 ticket + $20.50 venue fee)
  • $222.00 ($200 ticket + $22.00 venue fee)
  • $325.00 ($300 ticket + $25.00 venue fee)

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 1-866-514-5050 toll free or 250-762-5050 locally or in person at the Prospera Place Box Office.

2019 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES*

MEN WOMEN
Brendan Kerry (AUS)
Nicolas Nadeau (CAN)
Nam Nguyen (CAN)
Roman Sadovsky (CAN)
Paul Fentz (GER)
Matteo Rizzo (ITA)
Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN)
Keiji Tanaka (JPN)
Deniss Vasiljevs (LAT)
Mikhail Kolyada (RUS)
Andrei Lazukin (RUS)
Camden Pulkinen (USA)
Aurora Cotop (CAN)
Gabrielle Daleman (CAN)
TBD (CAN)
Rika Kihira (JPN)
Mai Mihara (JPN)
Yelim Kim (KOR)
Young You (KOR)
Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS)
Serafima Sakhanovich (RUS)
Alexandra Trusova (RUS)
Alexia Paganini (SUI)
Bradie Tennell (USA)
PAIR ICE DANCE
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau (CAN)
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro (CAN)
TBD(CAN)
Feiyao Tang / Yongchao Yang (CHN)
Aleksandra Boikova / Dmitrii Kozlovskii (RUS)
Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov (RUS)
Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson (USA)
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim (USA)
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier (CAN)
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha (CAN)
Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker (CAN)
Lilah Fear / Lewis Gibson (GBR)
Sofia Evdokimova / Egor Bazin (RUS)
Betina Popova / Sergey Mozgov (RUS)
Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin (ESP)
Caroline Green / Michael Parsons (USA)
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker (USA)
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue (USA)



CANADIAN ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 2019 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES*

SKATE AMERICA – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – October 18-20, 2019
MEN: Keegan Messing
WOMEN: Véronik Mallet
PAIR: Camille Ruest/Drew Wolfe
ICE DANCE: Laurence Fournier-Beaudry/Nikolaj Sørensen

SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL  Kelowna, British Columbia – October 25-27, 2019
MEN: Nam Nguyen, Roman Sadovsky, Nicolas Nadeau
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman, Aurora Cotop, TBD
PAIR: Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro, Lubov Ilyushechkina/Charlie Bilodeau, TBD
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier, Marjorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha, Haley Sales/Nikolas Wamsteeker

INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE — Grenoble, France — November 1-3, 2019
MEN: Nicolas Nadeau
ICE DANCE: Carolanne Soucisse/Shane Firus

CUP OF CHINA – Chongqing, China – November 8-10, 2019
MEN: Keegan Messing
WOMEN: Gabriele Daleman
PAIR: Lubov Ilyushechkina/Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Laurence Fournier-Beaudry/Nikolaj Sørensen

ROSTELECOM CUP — Moscow, Russia — November 15-17, 2019
MEN: Nam Nguyen
PAIR: Evelyn Walsh/Trennt Michaud
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier, Marjorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha

NHK TROPHY — Sapporo, Japan — November 22-24, 2019
MEN: Roman Sadovsky, Conrad Orzel
PAIR: Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro
ICE DANCE: Carolanne Soucisse/Shane Firus

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

*Entries are subject to change