Internationaux de France becomes second canceled Grand Prix figure skating event

The Internationaux de France, part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was scheduled to take place from Nov. 13-15 in Grenoble. It is the second of the six Grand Prix series competitions to be called off, along with Skate Canada. The ISU also has canceled the Grand Prix Final set for December in Beijing, which was planned as a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Following the announcement from French President Emmanuel Macron last week of a curfew in the Grenoble area, and in consultation with the city, the French figure skating federation canceled the event.

Skate America begins Friday in Las Vegas, the first of now four Grand Prix competitions, to be followed by events in Russia, China and Japan. This year, all those events are for skaters of the host nation and skaters who are training in that nation.