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2017-2018 ISU Figure Skating Season - The Road to PyeongChang & Lombardia

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The 2016-17 figure skating season officially concludes next week with the World Team Trophy in Tokyo but here's the schedule for the important events in the figure skating calendar for the Olympic season. 

Grand Prix Circuit

Russia October 20-22, 2017

Canada October 27-29, 2017, Venue: Regina, Saskatchewan 

China November 3-5, 2017

Japan November 10-12, 2017

France November 17-19, 2017

USA November 24-26, 2017, Venue: Lake Placid, New York 

GP Final Japan December 7-10, 2017, Venue: Nagoya, Japan

 

Challenger Circuit

U.S. International FS Salt Lake City, USA September 13-17, 2017

Lombardia Trophy Bergamo, Italy September 14-17, 2017

Autumn Classic International Montreal, Canada September 20-23, 2017

Ondrej Nepela Trophy Bratislava, Slovak Republic September 21-23, 2017

Nebelhorn Trophy Oberstdorf, Germany September 27-30, 2017 (Olympic Qualifier) 

Finlandia Trophy Espoo, Finland October 6-8, 2017

Minsk-Arena Ice Star Minsk, Belarus October 27-29, 2017

Warsaw Cup Warsaw, Poland November 16-19, 2017

Tallinn Trophy Tallinn, Estonia November 21-26, 2017

Golden Spin of Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia December 6-9, 2017

 

Important Tournaments

Europeans, January 15-21; Moscow

Four Continents, January 23-28; Taipei

Olympics, February 9-25; PyeongChang

World Juniors, March 5-11; Sofia

Worlds, March 19-25; Milan 

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2020 Worlds bidders are: Montreal, Montpellier, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Zagreb. Zagreb lost out 2019 to Saitama. They're also bidding for 2020 Europeans together with Graz, Austria. 

Here are the bidders list: http://static.isu.org/media/506310/isu_summary-championships-applications-2019-2020.pdf 

4CC 2020 will go to Seoul by default. 

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57 minutes ago, olympian said:

2020 Worlds bidders are: Montreal, Montpellier, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Zagreb. Zagreb lost out 2019 to Saitama. They're also bidding for 2020 Europeans together with Graz, Austria. 

Here are the bidders list: http://static.isu.org/media/506310/isu_summary-championships-applications-2019-2020.pdf 

4CC 2020 will go to Seoul by default. 

My GUESSes are:

2020 - Montreal; Euro - Graz

2021 - Rotterdam; Euro - Zagreb 

2022 - Stockholm; Euro - Montpellier  

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On Sun Apr 23 2017 at 10:58 PM, baron-pierreIV said:

My GUESSes are:

2020 - Montreal; Euro - Graz

2021 - Rotterdam; Euro - Zagreb 

2022 - Stockholm; Euro - Montpellier  

Sadly only 2020 will be known by June. Glasgow didn't return to bid after losing to Helsinki. 

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2 hours ago, olympian said:

Sadly only 2020 will be known by June. Glasgow didn't return to bid after losing to Helsinki. 

Glasgow will be a crazy place to host an ISU Worlds right now.  For one, Scotland might do a Scotexit.  So that'll mean establishing its own Skating Union, etc., etc.,  For 2022, we know that the Worlds is always another continent away from the Olympics.  So 2022 Worlds will surely be in Europe.  

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20 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Glasgow will be a crazy place to host an ISU Worlds right now.  For one, Scotland might do a Scotexit.  So that'll mean establishing its own Skating Union, etc., etc.,  For 2022, we know that the Worlds is always another continent away from the Olympics.  So 2022 Worlds will surely be in Europe.  

I doubt we'll see another north american worlds in an olympic year. 

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On 4/27/2017 at 4:47 AM, olympian said:

I doubt we'll see another north american worlds in an olympic year. 

If I were in charge of a city hosting a Worlds, I would NEVER bid during an Olympic year because you just get a watered down version of quality.  All the gold and most of the silver medalists all retire after the SOGs, so you just get the also-rans ascending to the top.  They are greatly diminished.

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16 minutes ago, baron-pierreIV said:

If I were in charge of a city hosting a Worlds, I would NEVER bid during an Olympic year because you just get a watered down version of quality.  All the gold and most of the silver medalists all retire after the SOGs, so you just get the also-rans ascending to the top.  They are greatly diminished.

the great thing about those post olympic worlds is that you see the next talents. 

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Just now, olympian said:

the great thing about those post olympic worlds is that you see the next talents. 

Yeah, but 4 years is still a long slog; and specially in Ice Dancing, it's still so predictable.

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Senior Grand Prix Assignments to be announced June 24-25 at a meeting in Tel Aviv. 

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UPDATES:

Grand Prix Circuit

Russia October 20-22, 2017, Venue: Moscow

Canada October 27-29, 2017, Venue: Regina, Saskatchewan 

China November 3-5, 2017, Venue: TBA

Japan November 10-12, 2017, Venue: Osaka

France November 17-19, 2017, Venue: Grenoble

USA November 24-26, 2017, Venue: Lake Placid, New York 

GP Final Japan December 7-10, 2017, Venue: Nagoya, Japan

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UPDATES:

Grand Prix Circuit

Russia October 20-22, 2017, Venue: Moscow

Canada October 27-29, 2017, Venue: Regina, Saskatchewan 

China November 3-5, 2017, Venue: Beijing

Japan November 10-12, 2017, Venue: Osaka

France November 17-19, 2017, Venue: Grenoble

USA November 24-26, 2017, Venue: Lake Placid, New York 

GP Final Japan December 7-10, 2017, Venue: Nagoya, Japan

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2020 Provisional Host

Worlds - Montreal, Canada

Europeans - Graz, Austria

Four Continents - Seoul, South Korea

Juniors - Tallinn, Estonia 

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Men's Field complete. Belgium, Sweden, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia and Ukraine qualifies while Australia, Austria, North Korea, Israel and Czech Republic completes the pairs line up

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Great Britain, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Czech Republic and Slovakia secures remaining ice dance slot for PC. 

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Results

Men

1. Nathan Chen, USA

2. Yuzuru Hanyu, Japan

3. Mikhail Kolyada, Russia

 

Ladies

1. Evgenia Medvedeva, Russia

2. Carolina Kostner, Italy

3. Wakaba Higuchi, Japan

 

Pairs

1. Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, Russia

2. Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov, Russia

3. Kristina Astakhova/Alexei Rogonov, Russia

 

Ice Dance

1. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani, USA

2. Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev, Russia

3. Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin, Russia

 

Next stop: Regina for Skate Canada International

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6 hours ago, LatinXTC said:

Love that the US was there to stop Russia from sweeping the standings.

Well, the six leading FS nations are proportionately represented in all the 6 Grand Prix events; and each country makes sure to place their best in the hometown hosting.  But the Russians are traditionally strong in Pairs, Ladies, and now Ice Dance.  Actually, I found the Long Program of Bobrova/Soloviev a lot more exciting than the Shibutanis; except that the Shibs were better technically, to the point of being cold.  But I'm glad the US took at least 2 golds; won by children of immigrants*!  That should be shoved in Donald Trump's and his supporters' faces!! 

*I think half the US Figure Skating Olympic Team this year, might be from non-native, non-white stock.  

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