The 2022 Skate America is the first event in the 2022–23 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It will be held at the Tenley E. Albright Performance Center in Norwood, Massachusetts on October 21–23.
This schedule is tentative and subject to change (as of 4-18-22). Athletes participating in the ISU Grand Prix Series will be announced in June 2022.
- Friday, Oct. 21: Pairs Short Program & Men’s Short Program
- Saturday, Oct. 22: Rhythm Dance, Women’s Short Program, Pairs Free Skate, and Men’s Free Skate
- Sunday, Oct. 23: Free Dance, Women’s Free Skate, and Skating Spectacular
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s the event is completely sold out, single session tickets will not be available for this event.
If you purchased all-session tickets, these include access to official practice sessions on Thursday, Oct. 20 and the Skating Spectacular.
- P1 All-Session Tickets (rows 1-2): $295/seat + applicable taxes and fees
- P2 All-Session Tickets (rows 3-10): $235/seat + applicable taxes and fees
The 2022–23 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating is a series of upcoming invitational senior internationals that will be held from October 2022 through December 2022. Medals will be awarded in the disciplines of men’s singles, women’s singles, pairs, and ice dance
The 2022 Grand Prix assignments have been published. In total, 38 men, 44 ladies, 25 pairs and 34 ice dance teams representing 21 ISU Members will be invited. The maximum number of entries for each event is 12 in singles, eight in pairs and 10 in ice dance.
With ongoing sanctions as a consequence of the war in Ukraine, no Russian or Belarusian skaters will be competing on the Grand Prix circuit this season. The ISU cancelled Rostelecom Cup and Finland will now host the sixth event in Espoo. The Chinese Skating Association cancelled Cup of China in May. That competition has been replaced by the MK John Wilson Trophy, which will take place in Sheffield, Great Britain.
As is typical of a post-Olympic season, many places opened up due to retirements and those sitting out the Series, and with the sanctions in place, more opportunities became available, allowing for many new names on the rosters this year. The rosters are continually being updated for a number of reasons, one being that skaters are unable to obtain visas for certain countries.
Recent retirements include Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, Canadian pairs skater Evelyn Walsh, the Ukrainian ice dance team of Oleksandra Nazarova and Maksym Nikitin and Ekaterina Ryabova of Azerbaijan.
The Series opens with Skate America, which will be hosted by the Skating Club of Boston at its venue in Norwood, Massachusetts, and concludes with the Espoo Grand Prix in Finland. The Grand Prix Final will take place in Torino, Italy — the host nation of the last Final that was held in 2019 — Dec. 8-11.
The Skaters are selected and invited to the six Grand Prix of Figure Skating events based on the results of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022. Skaters/Couples who have placed 1 to 6 in each of the four categories are seeded and assigned to two events. Skaters/ Couples who have placed 7-12 at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships are selected for two ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events, and Skaters with a top 24 Seasonal Best Scores (from the 2021/22 season) as well as those placed in the top 24 of the ISU World Standings can also be invited. If available, medalists from the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships can also be selected.
In order for a Skater/Couple to be eligible to compete at an ISU Grand Prix event, a minimum total score must have been achieved in the 2021/22 or current 2022/23 season at an ISU event (Grand Prix, Junior Grand Prix, Championships) or a Challenger Series event. Exceptions apply to host country Skaters, previously ranked Skaters or split ranked Couples who return with new partners. The minimum total score is 3/5 of highest score per discipline at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2022 and are as follows: Women: 141.65, Men: 187.49, Pairs: 132.65, Ice Dance: 137.89