2006–07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
|2006–07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating|
|Date:||October 27 – December 16, 2006|
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 amount 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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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||Kim Yuna|
|November 5||Ice dancing||Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon||Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir||Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali|
|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|
|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||Kim Yuna||Miki Ando||Kimmie Meissner|
|November 18||Ice dancing||Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski||Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder||Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali|
|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|
|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|
|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||Kim Yuna||Mao Asada||Sarah Meier|
|Pairs||Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo||Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy||Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao|
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:
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.
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)|
- 2006 Skate America at the International Skating Union
- 2006 Skate Canada International at the International Skating Union
- 2006 Cup of China at the International Skating Union
- 2006 Trophée Eric Bompard at the International Skating Union
- 2006 Cup of Russia at the International Skating Union
- 2006 NHK Trophy at the International Skating Union
- 2006–2007 Grand Prix Final at the International Skating Union