2006–07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

The 2006–07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was a series of international invitational competitions in the first half of the 2006–07 figure skating season. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pairs, and ice dancing over six events. Skaters earned a certain number of points per placement and the top six scoring skaters at the end of the series qualified for the 2006–07 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

2006–07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Type:Grand Prix
Date:October 27 – December 16, 2006
Season:2006–07
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The ice dancing podium at the 2006 Skate America.

The Grand Prix series set the stage for the 2007 European Figure Skating Championships, the 2007 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships, as well as each country's national championships. The Grand Prix series began on 26 October 2006 and ended on 17 December 2006.

The Grand Prix was organized by the International Skating Union. Skaters competed for prize money and for a chance to compete in the Grand Prix Final. The corresponding series for Junior-level skaters was the 2006–07 ISU Junior Grand Prix.

QualifyingEdit

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2006 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit. The top six skaters from the 2006 World Figure Skating Championships were seeded and were guaranteed two events. Skaters who placed 7th through 12th were also given two events, though they were not considered seeded.

Skaters/teams who medaled at the 2005–06 Junior Grand Prix Final or the 2006 World Junior Figure Skating Championships were guaranteed one event. Skaters were medaled at both the Junior Grand Prix Final and the World Junior Championships were guaranteed only one event.

The host country was allowed to send three skaters/teams of their choosing in each discipline.

Medal summaryEdit

Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Skate America October 27 Pairs   Rena Inoue / John Baldwin   Dorota Siudek / Mariusz Siudek (NSE)*   Naomi Nari Nam / Themistocles Leftheris
October 28 Men   Nobunari Oda   Evan Lysacek   Alban Préaubert
Ladies   Miki Ando   Kimmie Meissner   Mao Asada
October 29 Ice dancing   Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski   Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov   Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Skate Canada International November 3 Pairs   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Rena Inoue / John Baldwin (NSE)*   Valérie Marcoux / Craig Buntin
November 4 Men   Stéphane Lambiel   Daisuke Takahashi   Johnny Weir
Ladies   Joannie Rochette   Fumie Suguri   Yuna Kim
November 5 Ice dancing   Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Cup of China November 10 Pairs   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
November 11 Men   Evan Lysacek   Sergei Davydov   Emanuel Sandhu
Ladies   Júlia Sebestyén   Yukari Nakano   Emily Hughes
November 12 Ice dancing   Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Trophée Eric Bompard November 16 Pairs   Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov   Rena Inoue / John Baldwin   Julia Obertas / Sergei Slavnov
November 17 Men   Brian Joubert   Alban Préaubert   Sergei Dobrin
Ladies   Yuna Kim   Miki Ando   Kimmie Meissner
November 18 Ice dancing   Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski   Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder   Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  Cup of Russia November 25 Ladies   Sarah Meier   Júlia Sebestyén   Yoshie Onda
Pairs   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov   Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov
Men   Brian Joubert   Johnny Weir   Ilia Klimkin
November 26 Ice dancing   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin   Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
  NHK Trophy December 1 Pairs   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Valérie Marcoux / Craig Buntin
December 2 Ice dancing   Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon   Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski   Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov
Ladies   Mao Asada   Fumie Suguri   Yukari Nakano
December 3 Men   Daisuke Takahashi   Nobunari Oda   Takahiko Kozuka
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Grand Prix Final December 16 Ice dancing   Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski   Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon   Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
Men   Brian Joubert   Daisuke Takahashi   Nobunari Oda
Ladies   Yuna Kim   Mao Asada   Sarah Meier
Pairs   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao

*Non-scoring event

PointsEdit

After the final event, the NHK Trophy, the six skaters/teams with the most points advanced to the Grand Prix Final. The point system was as follows:

Placement Points
1st 15
2nd 13
3rd 11
4th 9
5th 7
6th 5
7th 4
8th 3

If a pairs team competed in more than two events, the teams who scored below them in their non-scoring competition did not automatically move up in gaining points. For example, if Team A placed second below Team B, and it was Team B's non-scoring event, Team A still earned 13 points, not 15.

Skaters had to compete in two events to qualify for the Final.

Final pointsEdit

Points Men Ladies Pairs Ice dance
30 Points   Brian Joubert *   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo *   Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski *
  Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon *
28 Points   Evan Lysacek *
  Daisuke Takahashi *
  Nobunari Oda *
  Miki Ando *
  Júlia Sebestyén *
  Rena Inoue / John Baldwin *
  Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov *
  Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao *
  Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto (withdrew)
  Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin *
26 Points   Yuna Kim *
  Mao Asada *
  Fumie Suguri *
  Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy *
24 Points   Alban Préaubert *
  Johnny Weir *
  Sarah Meier *
  Joannie Rochette
  Kimmie Meissner
  Yukari Nakano
  Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder *
  Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski *
  Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov * (called up)
22 Points   Valérie Marcoux / Craig Buntin *   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
  Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
20 Points   Sergei Davydov
  Ilia Klimkin
18 Points   Shawn Sawyer
  Emanuel Sandhu
  Emily Hughes   Elizabeth Putnam / Sean Wirtz   Meryl Davis / Charlie White
16 Points   Tomáš Verner
  Takahiko Kozuka
  Beatrisa Liang   Dorota Siudek / Mariusz Siudek
  Utako Wakamatsu / Jean-Sébastien Fecteau
  Julia Obertas / Sergei Slavnov
  Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
15 Points   Stéphane Lambiel   Yoshie Onda   Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
14 Points   Scott Smith
  Sergei Dobrin
  Kevin van der Perren
  Susanna Pöykiö   Morgan Matthews / Maxim Zavozin
13 Points   Elena Sokolova   Pang Qing / Tong Jian
12 Points   Alexander Uspenski   Xu Binshu   Tiffany Vise / Derek Trent
  Julia Vlassov / Drew Meekins
  Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
  Nóra Hoffmann / Attila Elek
11 Points   Patrick Chan   Christine Zukowski   Naomi Nari Nam / Themistocles Leftheris
  Li Jiaqi / Xu Jiankun
  Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov
  Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov
  Nozomi Watanabe / Akiyuki Kido
10 Points   Mai Asada
  Aki Sawada
  Kendra Moyle / Andy Seitz   Kimberley Navarro / Brent Bommentre
  Pernelle Carron / Mathieu Jost
  Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
9 Points   Yannick Ponsero
  Li Chengjiang
  Alissa Czisny
  Kiira Korpi
  Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay
8 Points   Andrei Griazev   Mira Leung
  Arina Martinova
  Dominika Piątkowska / Dmitri Khromin
7 Points   Kensuke Nakaniwa   Anastasia Platonova / Andrei Maximishin
  Lauren Senft / Leif Gislason
6 Points   Wu Jialiang   Angelika Pylkina / Niklas Hogner
5 Points   Kristoffer Berntsson   Valentina Marchei
  Fang Dan
  Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan
  Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo
4 Points   Sergei Voronov
  Vaughn Chipeur
  Elena Efaieva / Alexei Menshikov
  Jessica Millar / Ian Moram
  Adeline Canac / Maxime Coia
  Stacey Kemp / David King
  Chantal Lefebvre / Arseni Markov
  Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin
  Trina Pratt / Todd Gilles
3 Points   Ryan Bradley
  Marc Andre Craig
  Anne-Sophie Calvez
  Viktoria Volchkova
  Lesley Hawker
  Emilie Demers Boutin / Pierre-Philippe Joncas
  Mélodie Chataigner / Medhi Bouzzine
  Mari Vartmann / Florian Just
  Natalia Mikhailova / Arkadi Sergeev
  Mylène Girard / Bradley Yaeger

* indicates qualifying for the Grand Prix Final [1][2][3][4]

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money is $180,000 per individual event and $272,000 for the Final. All amounts are in U.S. dollars. Pairs and dance teams split the money. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize money (Series) Prize money (Final)
1st $18,000 $25,000
2nd $13,000 $18,000
3rd $9,000 $12,000
4th $3,000 $6,000
5th $2,000 $4,000
6th - $3,000

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