By popular request Feel free to discuss potential 2012-13 Grand Prix assignments, etc. here while we wait for the all powerful 2012-13 GP announcement that will hopefully 1. Be released BEFORE the assignments come out in June 2. Be an easy to understand and interpret document In the meantime, I've collected some helpful links and some posts made around FSU on this topic. If you'd like to specifically discuss US skaters' assignments to the GP & JGP, USFSA strategy, and/or Skate America TBA picks, there is already a thread up and going on that topic here: 2012-13 US assignments speculation Please keep in mind the following: The ISU has already updated the World Rankings and Season bests (Men, Ladies, Pairs, Dance) through 2012 Worlds, but they have yet to remove the 2009-10 season points from the ISU World Standings. This will likely happen in the next month (last year it was May 11). Therefore, the ISU World Standings you see today are not the World Standings that will probably be used to determine 2012-13 GP Assignments. GP assignments were announced last year on June 27. Here is the 2011-12 GP Thread. The ISU Congress and ISU Council are meeting in Kuala Lumpur in June (June 10-17). So, it'll probably be June when the assignments will be announced. The 2012-13 GP announcement and assignments will probably be posted on this website: ISU Grand Prix webpage 2011-12 Grand Prix Announcement (contains all of the Grand Prix assignment rules) Current 2012-13 GP dates/locations 19 - 21 Oct Skate America TBA, USA 26 - 28 Oct Skate Canada Windsor, Ontario, Canada 2 - 4 Nov Cup of China Shanghai, China 9 - 11 Nov Rostelecom Cup 2012 Moscow, Russia 16 - 18 Nov Trophee (insert sponsor here), Paris, France 23 - 25 Nov NHK Trophy Sendai, Japan 6 - 9 Dec Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Combined Juniors and Seniors) Sochi, Russia Relevant posts from previous threads: Here is the "comeback" skaters provision in the 2011-12 GP Announcement: Speculation on changes in 2012-13: Also, the 2012 ISU Congress proposals include a proposal from the ISU Council to no longer allow ISU Age 14 (Age 14 as of July 1, 2012) skaters to participate in the senior GP. Instead, skaters would have to be ISU Age 15 to participate, which is the same age required to participate in senior ISU Championships (Euros, 4CCs, Worlds).