ISU announces 2nd Shanghai Trophy Shorttrack in combination with Figure Skating
5 September 2017
- The second edition of the ISU Shanghai Trophy will be held on November 24-26 2017 in the Oriental Sports Center in Pudong New Area in Shanghai-China.
The Shanghai Trophy was first held in 2016 and featured short track speedskating and synchronized skating. For this second edition figure skating will be added to the program of shorttrack (free skate for men’s and women’s singles, pairs and ice dance).
The figure skating event will feature the top-eight ranked skaters from the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, as well as the top three skaters from the Junior Grand Prix series.
For the shorttrack competition skaters will be invited who are ranked in the first 24 (both men and women) in the 2017 ISU World Short Track Speedskating Championships . A new event “ mixed team competition” will be also be held, with each of the 12 teams consisting of two men and two women skaters.
The Shanghai Trophy takes place not more than 100 days ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This gives a very good preparation for the Olympics.