Figure skating Grand Prix decisions due before potential fields named

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Figure skating Grand Prix event fields, usually published in June ahead of the autumn season, are not expected to be released before August for a potential 2020 campaign.

The International Skating Union will wait for a report from a group of skating officials to determine the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the 2020-21 season.

Any proposals would be submitted to the ISU Council to make a final decision.

An ISU spokesperson said Tuesday that there will not be information on Grand Prix fields before a Grand Prix group meeting that’s expected to be in August.

The ISU previously announced it set a deadline to decide on possible event cancellations: 12 weeks before an event starts. For the first Grand Prix Series competition, Skate America in late October, the decision deadline is Aug. 1.

The senior figure skating season begins one month before Skate America with lower-level Challenger Series competitions.

The first two events on that level have been postponed (China) and canceled (Slovakia). The next scheduled event is the Autumn Classic in Ontario from Sept. 17-19.

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