Skate Canada Qualifies Four Entries for the ISU Grand Prix Final
Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada has qualified four entries for a total of seven skaters for the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating in Nagoya, Japan from December 6-10, 2017. The ISU Senior Grand Prix Final will be held jointly with the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.
The Canadian team at the 2017 ISU Grand Prix Final:
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
SENIOR ICE DANCE
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
JUNIOR ICE DANCE
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha
The ISU Senior Grand Prix Final is the concluding event of the ISU Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit. The series hosts six stops: Russia (Rostelecom Cup), Canada (Skate Canada International), China (Cup of China) and Japan (NHK Trophy), France (Internationaux de France), and the United States (Skate America). Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their assigned two events and the top six in each of the four disciplines advance to the Final.
Similar to the senior qualification, juniors are assigned two events on the seven-event series. Only the top six in each category advance to the Final.
For results and full entries please visit the ISU website.
Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for competitive figure skating and is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters, both recreationally and competitively. At 130 years old, Skate Canada is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skating instruction and education. Over 170,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year, including our flagship CanSkate program that teaches beginners of every age the basic skills of skating and fundamental movements.
As one of Canada’s most successful sport governing bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 36 world championship titles. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medallists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,500 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.
Skate Canada has a National Service Centre in Ottawa and high performance facilities in Toronto and Montreal.
Emma Bowie, Communications Manager
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