After a two-year absence from ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Final and Junior Grand Prix Final they returned to the ice at the conclusion of the annual skating lanes at Torino Palavela in Turin, Italy.
The competition will continue on Friday, December 9, 2022, and the first medals will be awarded to junior and senior pairs.
Day 2 focus: Miura/Kihara or Knierim/Frazier in pairs?
The first Grand Prix Final (and Junior Grand Prix Final) champions will be determined on Friday, in the senior pairs and junior women’s free skates.
Alexa Knierim / Brandon Frazier they are on paper the favorites for the world title, but were defeated in the qualifiers for the event by the Japanese Miura Riku / Kihara Ryuichiwho have a slight advantage after Thursday’s short program.
The Americans have a better personal record, but will have to give it their all to win the title on Thursday.
The junior champion will certainly be a skater from Japan or the Republic of Korea, which are the only two countries represented in this event. Shimada Mao tips Shin Ji by 0.55 points heading to the free skate.
Schedule, day 2
All times below are in local time (Central European Time which is UTC/GMT +1 hour and Eastern US +6 hours). Schedule details may change at short notice.
- 1500–1552 Junior rhythm dance on ice
- 1620–1711 junior women’s free skate
- 1735-1837 Older couples free skating
(Then the victory ceremony of the pair of seniors, juniors)
- 1950–2042 Senior rhythm dance on ice
- 2105–2150 Short program for older women
How to watch live: Figure Skating Grand Prix Final 2022
The ISU broadcasts the Grand Prix on its own YouTube channel – although viewing many territories is geo-blocked.