2011 Grand Prix dates on the ISU website

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  1. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

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    2011
    21 - 23 Oct Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate America TBA, USA
    28 - 30 Oct Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate Canada TBA, Canada
    4 - 6 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Cup of China Beijing, China
    11 - 13 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy Sapporo, Japan
    18 - 20 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Trophee Eric Bompard Paris, France
    25 - 27 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup Moscow, Russia
    8 - 11 Dec Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Combined Juniors and Seniors), TBA, Canada



    and juniors:
    2011
    31 Aug - 4 Sept Riga, Latvia
    7 - 11 Sept Brisbane, Australia
    14 - 18 Sept Gdansk, Poland
    21 - 25 Sept Brasov, Romania
    28 Sept - 2 Oct Innsbruck, Austria
    5 - 9 Oct Milan, Italy
    12 - 16 Oct Tallinn, Estonia
  2. lukeanthony

    lukeanthony New Member

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    Can't wait to find out where in Canada GP final is being held so I can start planning my next trip! :p
  3. mocha-ice

    mocha-ice Active Member

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    Oooh... GPF in Canada, that's great news!! :) Hopefully we'll find out the location soon (as well as that of Skate Canada too!)

    ETA: A bit OT, but the ISU website also states that 2012 4CC will be held in Colorado Springs.
  4. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    I have already played around with a trip to Paris for TEB. It was fun in 2009 and you get to go to Paris. (US Nationals in San Jose may be over my budget for skating...)
  5. Lara

    Lara Well-Known Member

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    Too much to hope that Montreal will host a JGP event again? Oh well...
  6. quebecoise

    quebecoise New Member

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    I would love too, but I don't think it will be Montreal, maybe Quebec?? I hope we get Skate Canada or GPF near Montreal.
  7. luCN

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    many news here said COC will hold in Shanghai,hope we can get a confirmation later...
  8. quebecoise

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  9. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    If it is in Quebec, I may seriously consider going. I haven't really thought the GPF was a good deal in previous years because it is only 6 skaters each and there were always a lot of withdrawals but now that it is combined with the JGPF, it seems like a better deal.
  10. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    The arena in Quebec City was not very spectator friendly the last time I was there (for Skate Canada International) and although there has been talk about building a new one, it certainly won't be ready for December of this year!
  11. quebecoise

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    If Quebec gets it, it won't be at Colisée Pepsi as it was for Skate Canada, but at Pavillon de la Jeunesse which is close to Colisée Pepsi. This is why it's possible. That's what they said in a French article.
  12. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    Thanks for the clarification, Quebecoise - I noticed the name was different in the article but wasn't sure what they were referring to.
  13. Angelskates

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    Is CoC definitely in Beijing? There were rumours it would be in Shanghai. I hope it's in Beijing because I have a friend (eliza61) who wants to come and visit for it!!
  14. Sally1214

    Sally1214 New Member

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    OMG, I've got all fingers and toes crossed (and cramping) that either SC or GPF will be somewhere that I can consider going to. Quebec city would be GREAT!! Anywhere in Ontario for one of them...fantastic. Either of them in Atlantic Canada would be even better.

    Does anyone know when the announcements of venues will be made?
  15. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    I vote for skate canada in kitchener, hamilton, or fake londen...

    you know, driving distance from where I live.
  16. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Hamilton plzzz, that way I don't even need to get a hotel! :cheer2:
  17. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

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    When is the location for SA likely to be announced? I want to know if it's worth saving some holiday for. I'm hoping it will be somewhere east...
  18. Parsley Sage

    Parsley Sage Well-Known Member

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    Which is good because there aren't that many :D
  19. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    At this point, I'm starting to think it will be announced in September. :drama:
  20. sandra_persch

    sandra_persch Well-Known Member

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    I recently read in the German skating magazine that ISU will implement some major changes again. Guess we won't know the initial assignments before the end of July.
  21. care bear

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    According to the German skating magazine "Pirouette" CoC will be held probably in Shanghai.
  22. Aimless

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    Rats, I wish there were a JGP event in the US. I went to the one in Lake Placid in 2009 and it was a great experience. Huge bargain (all even ticket less than $20?) and got to see a lot of up and comers, as well as some who clearly won't progress so far. Scariest pairs programs ever! collective breath holding in the arena during the lifts--those grim faced wobbly young men! It was really thrilling. Christine Musademba was a highlight, and Ross Minor and the Shibutanis.
  23. bibi

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    1 MORE VOTE FOR QUEBEC CITY !! :rollin::rollin::cheer2::cheer2:

    and the GPF city is supposed to be announce is a few days according to this article : http://actualites.ca.msn.com/regional/quebec/rc-article.aspx?cp-documentid=27445761
  24. stejoho40

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    Aint that the truth. I remember the good old days when you actually knew more than a year ahead of time and they sold tickets for the following year at the current SA....the announcements just get later and later every year.
  25. jtpc

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    Has anyone else heard anything or come across articles mentioning possible locations for Skate Canada or the GP Final? We had an article posted at the end of last month about Quebec City possibly being a location for the GP Final, but just wondered if anyone had heard anything else in the last couple weeks. Hope there's an announcement soon about both events! :)
  26. barbk

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    Sandra -- changes like how invitations or issued? or changes like dropping one of the GP events and letting the GP final go to whichever country does not have have a GP event this year?
  27. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    That's what I've heard but no concrete details at this time.

    Sandra P., is there anything useful you can quote from the German article?
  28. siberia82

    siberia82 New Member

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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Quebec City for the GPF!!! :cheer: We don't host enough figure skating events in this province! Heck, we don't even get CSOI this year! :angryfire We should receive GPF as compensation! :lol: :D ;) :p
  29. sandra_persch

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    oki doki lets get into the details
    Singles - down to 10 entries each
    Dance - down to 8 entries each
    Pairs - remains at 8

    Top 6 from worlds can do 3 events like in the past

    minimum score will be implemented at 2/3 of the previous season top score ... example Pairs S/S currently first with 210.72 so minimum score would be 140.48

    minimum score can be achieved in the previous season or at the autumn internationals like Nebelhorn Trophy

    massive change to the substitution rules
    the list is updated after each ISU senior event and published on the ISU homepage. if a skater or pair withdraws the first one in the ranking of the substitute list has to be invited. no more replacing with the lowest ranked skaters on the list. it has to be the number 1 on the list of substitutes.

    at least thats what my magazine says
  30. Jeschke

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  31. sandra_persch

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    Thats the one change I like too. It gives more meaning to the autumn internationals again and will encourage skaters to show up, especially if they had a bad season or injury before and are back in great shape.

    Shame they didn't get rid of the 3 skaters per federation maximum.
  32. chipso1

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    Cutting singles and dance entries? :wall: What the fcuk, ISU? :huh:

    I also don't like the fact that the previous Worlds top 6 have the option do to three SGP events. Like someone else said, I would prefer that other skaters get the chance to gain senior experience.
  33. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Yeah, I had heard some rumblings about this but didn't want to post something without actual confirmation (knowing how :mad: people would be about the reduction in GP slots).
  34. OlieRow

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    Wait... Reducing the number of spots AND allowing some to do 3 events?? Horrible for those trying to break through.
  35. oleada

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    Is the ISU trying to kill the sport?
  36. MikiAndoFan#1

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    :wall:
  37. Coco

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    These changes should really motivate USFSA and Skate Canada to have Senior B's. Just sayin'...
  38. bibi

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    Heard there will be a Skate canada annoucement at the end of february !! Can't wait to know :)
  39. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    Well, at least we won't have to constantly update our own GP substitutes list for our own (FSU) reference now that the ISU will be publishing it online.
  40. SamuraiK

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    Reducing the spots in Grand Prix ?? WTF?!!!!

    I actually would love if skaters can do 3 events but NOT if theyre gonna cut the spots from each field.. thats just totally bogus..


    The subsitute rule is actually quite good.. we ended up with some really crappy low level fields this season because of inviting the lowest ranked for the sake of home skaters..

    I