2015 ISU Junior Grand Prix Event Set for Colorado Springs
3 Sep, 2015
Colorado Springs hosts an International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of the Figure Skating Series event now through Sept. 6 at The Broadmoor World Arena. The event marks the first time a Junior Grand Prix event has been held in the U.S. since Lake Placid, New York, hosted in 2012.
Now in its 19th season, the JGP Series consists of seven international events for junior-level athletes in a cumulative point-scoring format. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven scheduled events (pairs can compete in two of four designated events). The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Dec. 10-13, in Barcelona, Spain.
Team USA will be represented by 18 athletes, including Anthony Boucher - a native of Denver who trains in Westminster, Colorado.
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 690 member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and more than 950 registered Basic Skills skating schools representing more than 178,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.
For more information, visit www.usfigureskating.org or contact Renee Felton 719-635-5200