BEIJING – The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup will kick off on Friday in Moscow, Russia.

Russia’s reigning European Figure Skating Champions in all disciplines Dmitri Aliev, Alena Kostornaia, Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii and Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov, as well as several World and European medalists, lead the lineup.

The Grand Prix events are primarily domestically run events with domestic skaters and skaters who train in the host country or geographical region competing, as the ISU Council made the decision due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.

The Ladies event features a star-studded field which includes current ISU European Figure Skating Champion Alena Kostornaia, ISU European Figure Skating bronze medalist and “quad queen” Alexandra Trusova, ISU European Figure Skating silver medalist Anna Shcherbakova, 2019 European Figure Skating Champion Sofia Samodurova and 2015 ISU World Figure Skating Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva.

Overall, 60 skaters that represent nine ISU Members will compete at the Rostelecom Cup, which runs from Nov 20 to 22.