2006–07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

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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 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.

Qualifying[edit]

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 summary[edit]

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

*Non-scoring event

Points[edit]

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 points[edit]

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

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

Prize money[edit]

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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