The Grand Prix Series, held every year since
1995, is a six-fixture event that qualifies the top six skaters
and teams in each discipline for the Grand Prix Final in
The ISU said that events in the United States, Canada, France,
Russia, China, and Japan will be limited to skaters of the host
country, those that train in the host country and those from
geographical areas not subject to travel restrictions by the
"The (ISU) Council considered a proposal received from the six
organising ISU Members of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
series," the sport's governing body said in a statement on
"The Council agreed in principle to the proposal that each
individual ... event of the season 2020/21 becomes a domestic
The governing body also said it would discuss with its Chinese
counterparts whether and when the Grand Prix Final, scheduled to
take place in Beijing as one of the designated test events for
the 2022 Winter Olympics in the city, can go ahead.
(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Kenneth
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