The senior-level ISU Grand Prix (originally called the Champions Series) started in 1995-6 as a way to get more TV coverage of amateur figure skating, and the junior series began 2 years later. All four major disciplines are represented. Juniors must be between 13 and 19 years of age, with male dancers and either member of a pairs couple eligible up to the age of 21.
Junior and Senior competitions have a similar structure, with a series of events in different countries (usually 6 for the seniors and 7 for the juniors), competed for by small groups of skaters. The locations are usually the same for the senior competition, but change for the junior.
The participants are selected based on a seeding system based on previous results, with member countries able to also put forward other skaters (subject to minimum criteria). Seeded pairs may compete at up to 3 competitions, and others at 1 or 2.
Points are awarded in each competition, and the 6 skaters/couples with the highest totals compete at the Grand Prix Final (both juniors and seniors).
- Details of points and prize money for the 2013-14 JGP (ISU)
- JGP points table
- Timetable of events 2013-14
- 2013-14 Senior Grand Prix announcement, entries and scores (ISU)
- 2013-14 Junior Grand Prix announcement and scores (ISU)
- ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating (Wikipedia)
- Junior Grand Prix (Wikipedia)
- Grand Prix Final (Wikipedia)