The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final brings the World’s best young Skaters together in Torino (ITA) December 5 – 8. Twenty-four Skaters / Couples representing eight countries have qualified for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Kamila Valieva (RUS) at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating (RUS) 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)
Kamila Valieva (RUS), Alysa Liu (USA) and Haein Lee (KOR) are the top qualifiers in the Ladies and won their two ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating events. The battle will be interesting with Liu being the first female skater to land a triple Axel and a quadruple jump (Lutz) in one program and Valieva having a quad toe in her arsenal. Kseniia Sinitsyna, Daria Usachva and Viktoria Vasilieva complete Russia’s success in the discipline. Russia swept the Ladies podium in the past two season, but Liu and Lee want to break through the Russian phalanx. All six Ladies will compete in their first ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
Andrei Mozalev (RUS) at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating (CRO) 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)
Andrei Mozalev (RUS) tops the Men’s standings as he is the only skater who won two gold medals on the circuit. However, competition will be tough with defending ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final silver medalist Petr Gumennik (RUS) and 2019 ISU World Junior Figure Skating bronze medalist Daniel Grassl (ITA). 14-year-old Daniil Samsonov (RUS) is another strong competitor as are Yuma Kagiyama (JPN) and Shun Sato (JPN). Except for Gumennik, all Finalists are newcomers.
Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov (RUS) at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating (POL) 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)
Russia sends five out of the six teams to the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. 2019 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championship silver medalists Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov (RUS) are the leaders and will face their teammates Kseniia Akhanteva/Valerii Kolesov, Iuliia Artemeva/Mikhail Nazarychev, Diana Mukhametzianova/Ilya Mironov and Alina Pepeleva/Roman Pleshkov. Annika Hocke/Robert Kunkel (GER) teamed up only last spring and surprised everyone by making the Final.
Avonley Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik (USA) at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating (POL) 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)
In the Ice Dance, Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA), Elizaveta Shanaeva/Devid Naryzhnyy (RUS) and Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva/Andrey Filatov (RUS) won their two events and will compete against each other for the first time this season. They are joined by Maria Kazakova/Georgy Reviya (GEO), Loicia Demougeout/Theo Le Mercier (FRA) and Diana Davis/Gleb Smolkin (RUS).
Full entry lists, results and schedules for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final are available here. The Results and the General Announcement of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series are available on isu.org.
The prize money made available by the ISU is 105,000 US$. The prize money is awarded to winners and placed skaters/couples as follows:
Junior Men and Ladies Junior Pairs and Dance (per couple)
1st place US$ 6,000 1st place US$ 9,000
2nd place US$ 5,000 2nd place US$ 7,500
3rd place US$ 4,000 3rd place US$ 6,000
4th place US$ 3,000 4th place US$ 4,500
5th place US$ 2,000 5th place US$ 3,000
6th place US$ 1,000 6th place US$ 1,500
Schedule of the event
Thursday, December 5: Junior Men, Junior Pairs & Junior Ladies Short Programs, Pairs & Men’s Short Program
Friday, December 6: Junior Rhythm Dance & Junior Ladies Free Skating, Rhythm Dance, Ladies Short Program, Pairs Free Skating
Saturday, December 7: Men’s Free Skating, Junior Pairs & Men’s Free Skating, Junior Free Dance, Free Dance & Ladies Free Skating
Sunday, December 8: Exhibition Gala
Where to watch and follow the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2019?
Viewers will be able to watch the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on ISU Junior Grand Prix YouTube Channel or for viewers in Japan on TV Asahi and viewers in Korean on SBS.
English commentary will be included on the live stream.
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ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2019