The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating® events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2014 Skate Canada International in Kelowna, British Columbia from October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Prospera Place.

OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating® events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2014 Skate Canada International in Kelowna, British Columbia from October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Prospera Place.

Fans will get to watch members of the Canadian 2014 Olympic silver medal team compete, including Kaetlyn Osmond, Kevin Reynolds, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford and Kirsten Moore-Towers. Joining them will be Canada’s reigning silver medalists in ice dance, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, along with a number of world-class skaters including Spain’s Javier Fernandez, USA’s Ashley Wagner, Japan’s Takahito Kozuka and many other Olympic and world competitors.

“Canadian skating is coming off a high from the Olympic Games this past February and we hope Canadians will embrace this opportunity to see old favourites and cheer on new faces,” said Dan Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “The Grand Prix series is an exclusive group of talented skaters and we are excited to have so many international stars coming to Kelowna this October.”

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual series. The other events take place in the United States (Skate America), China (Cup of China), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Trophée Eric Bompard), and Japan (NHK Trophy).

Skaters are awarded points based on their placements in the series’ events. The top-six men and ladies and the top-six pair and ice dance teams qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® to be held in Barcelona, Spain from December 11-14, 2014.

All-event tickets are on sale now. Prices range from $135-$185, plus applicable surcharges and can be purchased online at www.selectyourtickets.com, by phone at 250.762.5050 or in person at the Prospera Place Box Office.

2014 Skate Canada International Entries*

MEN’S
Elladj BALDÉ (CAN)
Liam FIRUS (CAN)
Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN)
Michal BREZINA (CZE)
Florent AMODIO (FRA)
Takahiko KOZUKA (JPN)
Takahito MURA (JPN)
Konstantin MENSHOV (RUS)
Javier FERNANDEZ (ESP)
Alexander MAJOROV (SWE)
Max AARON (USA)
Adam RIPPON (USA)

LADIES
Véronik MALLET (CAN)
Kaetlyn OSMOND (CAN)
To be determined (CAN)
Nathalie WEINZIERL (GER)
Valentina MARCHEI (ITA)
Rika HONGO (JPN)
Satoko MIYAHARA (JPN)
Hae Jin KIM (KOR)
Alena LEONOVA (RUS)
Anna POGORILAYA (RUS)
Courtney HICKS (USA)
Ashley WAGNER (USA)

PAIR
Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD (CAN)
Britney JONES / Joshua REAGAN (CAN)
Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Michael MARINARO (CAN)
Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN (CHN)
Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES (FRA)
Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE (GER)
Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS)
Felicia ZHANG / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY (USA)

ICE DANCE
Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER (CAN)
Elisabeth PARADIS / François Xavier OUELLETTE (CAN)
Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE (CAN)
Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSI (GER)
Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN (RUS)
Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ (ESP)
Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATON (USA)
Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE (USA)

Canadian Assignments for the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series*

Skate America — Chicago, IL, USA. — October 24-26, 2014
Men’s: Nam NGUYEN
Ice Dance: Nicole ORFORD / Thomas WILLIAMS

Skate Canada International —Kelowna, British Columbia— October 31 – November 2, 2014
Ladies: Véronik MALLET, Kaetlyn OSMOND
Men’s: Elladj BALDÉ, Liam FIRUS, Kevin REYNOLDS
Pair: Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD, Britney JONES / Joshua REAGAN, Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Michael MARINARO
Ice Dance: Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER, Elisabeth PARADIS / Francois Xavier OUELLETTE, Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE

Cup of China — Shanghai, China — November 7-9, 2014
Ladies: Gabrielle DALEMAN
Men’s: Nam NGUYEN
Ice Dance: Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAM

Rostelecom Cup — Moscow, Russia — November 14-16, 2014
Ladies: Alaine CHARTRAND
Men’s:  Jeremy TEN

Trophée Eric Bompard — Bordeaux, France — November 21-23, 2014
Ladies: Kaetlyn OSMOND
Pair: Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Michael MARINARO
Ice Dance: Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER, Alexandra PAUL / Mitchell ISLAM

NHK Trophy — Osaka, Japan — November 28-30
Ladies: Gabrielle DALEMAN
Men’s: Kevin REYNOLDS
Pair: Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD
Ice Dance: Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE

For full entries at the five other ISU Grand Prix events please visit www.isu.org.

*Entries are subject to change