Grand Prix Series of Seasons 2022/23 & 2023/24

screech

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It would be nice if the Russia spot became a European GP that was shared with 4 feds (maybe Finland, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Germany or (selfishly for me the UK) etc) so that they each got a hosting turn during a quad - it could be a nice way for feds to keep costs down but still get recognition and hosting experience for when they want to apply for bigger events.
I do think it should stay in Europe, but I doubt it would be Germany, since Nebelhorn is already such a high profile, important event.
It would be nice to see some different federations get it. Also, since the JGP events can take place in such a wide variety of locations, even once in South Africa, why can't the senior GP have some variety.
 

RUKen

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I do think it should stay in Europe, but I doubt it would be Germany, since Nebelhorn is already such a high profile, important event.
If the proposal passes to make the Olympic Qualifier a stand-alone event that may be hosted by any federation whose bid has been accepted by the ISU, then the Nebelhorn Trophy will no longer have such a high profile.
 

Karen-W

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If the proposal passes to make the Olympic Qualifier a stand-alone event that may be hosted by any federation whose bid has been accepted by the ISU, then the Nebelhorn Trophy will no longer have such a high profile.
Well, yes and no. It will still retain its permanent Challenger Series status and be viewed as an excellent pre-GP competition, along with Lombardia and Finlandia.
 

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The GP host countries have to pay the expenses for travel, meals and lodging - relevant excerpt from the 2021 Skate America competition announcement:

4. MEALS, LODGING and TRAVEL EXPENSES
4.1 Meals and Lodging
The organizer will provide and cover the expenses for rooms and meals for all Competitors and Judges participating, beginning with dinner from Wednesday, October 20, 2021 until breakfast on Monday, October 25, 2021.
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The organizer will provide and cover the expenses for rooms and meals also for the ISU Representative, the Referees, the Technical Controllers, the Technical Specialists, the ISU Grand Prix Coordinator for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, the Data and Replay Operators during the same period as indicated for the competitors.

4.2 Travel Expenses
The Organizing Member will pay air travel expenses based on the best available economy airfare rate for all competitors invited to its ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event, for all Judges invited, from their domicile to Las Vegas, NV and return. If the competitors or judges decide to arrive earlier or stay later than the approved dates listed above any cost difference will be the responsibility of the competitor and/or judge or their respective federation. If competitors or judges desire to upgrade using miles or fly on a desired airline, the Organizing Committee will review with the understanding that the competitor and/or judge is responsible for the difference in price from the best available economy airfare available. The air travel expenses of the Referees, Technical Controllers, Technical Specialists and the Data & Replay Operators are covered by the ISU.
 

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Phil Hersh tweeted this today: https://twitter.com/olyphil/status/1534215774558212096
"Back to RUS/BLR situation: The ISU needs to move forward soon with entries for the Grand Prix events, although it is possible skaters from those countries could be added later. ISU already has removed Russia’s 2022 senior GP event, which sources tell me will go to Finland"

ETA:

It will depend on the CAS ruling re. the appeal that was filed this past spring: https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CAS_Media_Release_05.04.22_Russian_appeals.pdf

CAS 2022/A/8733 Russian Skating Union, Figure Skating Federation of Russia, Semen Elistratov,
Angelika Golikova, Evgenia Tarasova & Vladimir Morozov v. International Skating Union (ISU):
The Russian Skating Union, the Figure Skating Federation of Russian and four Russian speed/figure
skaters filed an appeal against the decision issued by the ISU Council on 1 March 2022 in which it was
announced that with immediate effect and until further notice, no skaters belonging to the ISU members
in Russia shall be invited or allowed to participate in international ice-skating competitions such as ISU
Championships and other ISU events. The appellant-parties seek the annulment of the ISU Council’s
decision. The Panel of arbitrators that will decide this matter is being constituted.
 
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Karen-W

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Phil Hersh tweeted this today: https://twitter.com/olyphil/status/1534215774558212096
"Back to RUS/BLR situation: The ISU needs to move forward soon with entries for the Grand Prix events, although it is possible skaters from those countries could be added later. ISU already has removed Russia’s 2022 senior GP event, which sources tell me will go to Finland"
Sure, they could be added later, but they're not going to get assignments right out of the gate, so they're going to be hoping for a spots to open up and to get then then, or for unassigned host spots (not likely except maybe in Pairs) to be given to them closer to the actual events. They're pretty screwed as long as Russia is at war still for the next month.
 

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