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Barcelona will host the finals for the second year of the ISU Grand Prix skating

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The Catalan capital will be the first in its 21-year history of the competition to repeat two years in a row. The event, held in December 2014, closed its doors with a great response and a great recognition around the world, both by the local and foreign spectators.

Barcelona will host the second consecutive year the celebration of the ISU Grand Prix Final ice skating and thus become the first in history to host your event two editions followed.

And it does so after the great organizational success demonstrated last December and the great value of the event by the International Skating Union (ISU), the International Federation of skating, the international governing body has granted the City of Barcelona and the Spanish Federation of Ice Sports holding this championship, which compete with the best athletes and six pairs of every kind of campaign, the month of December.

The Deputy Mayor for Quality of Life, Equality and Sports City of Barcelona, ​​Maite Fandos said that “it is a real honor that the international federation to think Barcelona has returned to host the Grand Prix Final skating . Again, our city has shown its global leadership in organizing sports events, and in this case in the sports of ice, which will help us to continue promoting these types among our citizens and positions us once again face to the intentions of the city to host the Winter Olympics in the future. ”

The last edition of the ISU Grand Prix Final of ice skating took place in a temporary installation located in the International Convention Centre (CCIB) and had a capacity of 5,500 seats. During the three days of competition and the Gala Exhibition, more than 25,500 people visited the grounds of CCIB to enjoy the best moment of skating in the categories Men, Women, Couples and Dance.

In this 2015 edition, which will take place from 10 to 13 December, again cited the six best athletes achieve their ranking during testing of the ISU Grand Prix in both the Junior and Senior category.

Congratulations to the organizers by all delegations to international Grand Prix Final in 2014 were unanimous, as many executives recognized to have been especially amazed because this was the first time that the city hosted a competition of this type.

The event closed its doors with a great response and a great recognition around the world, both by the local and foreign spectators.

Javier Fernández, three times European Champion in Stockholm

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At Stockholm’s Globen Arena Javier Fernández, even though he was not in the his best form after falling in one of his spins, obtained a new success in his career. Fernández finished his program with a total score of 173.25 that together with his 89.24 in the short program gave him a total score of 262.49.

Fernández finished almost 30 points ahead of the second classified, the Russian skater Maxim Kovtun (235.68) and the third classified, also Russian, Seguei Voronov (233.05).

After obtaining gold in Zagreb and Budapest, the Spanish skater joins the select group of triple continental champions, with the addition of obtaining them consecutively a thing that did not occur since Alexander Fadeev 1987-1989 feat.

– FINAL CLASSIFICATION.

1.- JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ (SPAIN) 262.49 punts.

2.- Maxim Kovtum (RUS) 235.68.

3.- Sergei Voronov (RUS) 233.05.

4.- Alexei Bychenco (ISR) 220.22.

5.- Michal Brezina (CZE) 220.11.

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14.- JAVIER RATLLA (ESP) 173.70.

Díaz and Hurtado 5th in the Euopean Championship

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The Spanish Dance Pair, Adrià Díaz and Sara Hurtado have obtained the fifth placing in the Ice Skating European Championship held at Stockholm, the best score so far of Sara and Adrià in a European Championship.

After last Wednesday’s 6th place in the short program with a score of 62.59, they executed the free program with great perfection and care and obtaining a score of 93.22 and a total of 155.81 that gave them the 5th position

Javier Fernández gets the Moscow’s gold and will compete in his third Grand Prix Final in Barcelona

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Performing to “The Barber of Seville”, Fernandez nailed a quadruple toeloop and four triple jumps, but his two quad Salchow were not clean. The European Champion picked up a level four for two spins and a level three for the footwork to score a seasons best of 171.09 points. He accumulated 265.01 points overall. With a first and second place in his Grand Prix events, Fernandez has booked his ticket to the Grand Prix Final in his home country. “I tried my best. It was an important competition for me for the Grand Prix Final. Some landings and the loop didn’t happen perfectly, but I fought in the program from the beginning to the end”, the Spaniard said.

The Organizing Committee of the 2014 ISU Grand Prix Barcelona ratifies the Master Plan

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The Organizing Committee of the ISU Grand Prix Final ice skating Barcelona has ratified the 2014 Master Plan of the event after today’s meeting of the heads of the event in the City Council Chamber Tàpies in Barcelona. In addition, this meeting also approved the communication campaign and the image of the event.

The co-chair of the event and 4th Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council, Maite Fandos, said that thanks to the celebration of this event “Barcelona again demonstrates its organizational capacity of an event of the highest international level, such as the World Cup Basketball 2014 or World Swimming Championships 2013 “. Meanwhile, the other co-chair of the event, the president of the Spanish Federation of Ice Sports, Maria Teresa Samaranch, has acknowledged that “the running of the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona skating is a golden opportunity for city to present to the world of ice sports thanks to an event of the first magnitude. ”

The ice skating fans worldwide can now purchase tickets for each day of the ISU Grand Prix Final 2014 Barcelona through the official website www.gpf2014barcelona.com event where they can get their seats for both Senior event as the Junior category. Individual tickets for a single session will go on sale in the weeks leading up to the competition.

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Official launching of the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating 2014 in Barcelona

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Barcelona will become the world’s capital of ice figure skating by hosting the ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating form the 11th to the 14th of December at the CCIB in the Forum area. The six best skaters of the four disciplines, men, women, pair and dance, will attend the event. The Barcelona Council and the Spanish Federation of ice sports, two of the organisers, look forward to the participation of Javier Fernández the best Spanish skater of all times, European double champion who has shown great interests in participating in the Barcelona event.

In order to do so, Fernández and the other 140 sportsmen and sportswomen will have to obtain their ticket to Barcelona in two of the six stages of this ISU Grand Prix season: Chicago (Skate America), Kelowna (Skate Canada), Xangai (Lexus Cup), Moscow (Rostelecom Cup), Bordeus (Trophee Eric Bompard) or Osaka (NHK Trophy). Only the top six of each modality, after adding their two scores, will be invited to Barcelona.

During the launching, the Deputy Mayor of the Barcelona Council for Quality of Life, Equality and Sports, Maite Fandos stated her happiness about holding “an event that has never taken place in this city and that will make Barcelona the capital of an international sport. If we wish to hold a Winter Olympic Games edition we need to promote the city and ice sports”.

The competition that will be held at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), “will be the culmination of the world circuit, the most important after the World Championship and the Olympic Games” the alderwoman said. Fandos has also admitted that “we know ISU officials were excited about the venue which will also define a before and after the Grand Prix Final. We will adjust the venue to allow a 5,500 audience which will mean that 32,000 followers of the sport will be able to enjoy the competition”.

The President of the Spanish Ice Sports Federation (FEDH), María Teresa Samaranch stated that this ISU Grand Prix Final “is the first main competition of the Olympic cycle that will peak in Pyongchang 2018 and it is, as well, the first time that a competition of this importance takes place in Spain.” Samaranch also declared that for the FEDH “it is very important to be able to take part in this event, together with the Barcelona Council, so that winter sports are more and more known and practiced. We are thrilled with this project.”

Spanish contenders such as Fernández will compete for his pass to the ISU Grand Prix Final Barcelona at the Skate Canada and at the Rostelecom Cup of Rússia while the pair of dance Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz will compete in Canada and at the Trofeu Bompard of Bordeaux.

Season tickets will be on sale from July the 10th in the event’s official web site www.gpf2014barcelona.com. Single day tickets will be on sale a few weeks before the event.