Second stop: Skate Canada International, Vancouver (CAN) (Oct. 27-29, 2023)
Two-time ISU World Champion Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) headlines the Women’s field. The Japanese star has enjoyed a strong start to the season with wins at the ISU Challenger Autumn Classic and at the Japan Open. Assuming she is successful in Canada, the battle for the remaining podium spots should be exciting. Defending Skate Canada Champion Rinka Watanabe (JPN) returns to Canada having claimed silver at the ISU Challenger Finlandia Trophy. After winning the ISU Challenger Nepela Trophy, Chaeyeon Kim (KOR) is aiming for a medal in her senior-level ISU Grand Prix debut. Others to watch include Canadian Champion Madeline Schizas, Rino Matsuike (JPN), Audrey Shin (USA) and Lindsay Thorngren (USA).
In the Men’s event, 2023 ISU World silver medalist Junhwan Cha (KOR) will meet 2023 ISU Four Continents Champion Kao Miura (JPN). While Miura won his season-opening Finlandia Trophy, Cha came second at Shanghai Trophy and only sixth at the ISU Challenger Nepela Trophy. Kazuki Tomono (JPN) and ISU Grand Prix Final silver medalist Sota Yamamoto (JPN) will challenge for the podium as well. Others to watch include 2023 ISU European silver medalist Matteo Rizzo (ITA), Wesley Chiu (CAN) and 2022 ISU World Junior silver medalist Mikhail Shaidorov (KAZ).
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ISU Grand Prix Schedule
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The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series started in 1995 (previously known a s the ISU Champions Series) and consists of six invitational international senior events and the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. The top six of the past World Championships are seeded. Competitors collect points in their events towards the qualification for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Only the top six Skaters / Couples in each discipline can qualify for the Final.