Grand Prix Series

Trophée Eric Bompard cancelled due to Paris attacks

The president of the French Federation of Ice Sports announces the cancellation of 2015 Trophée Eric Bompard. Photo by Getty Images via Grand Prix Barcelona Twitter.

Due to the recent attacks in Paris, the 2015 Trophée Eric Bompard in Bordeaux, France, has been cancelled.

The Minister of Interior Affairs of France, Bernard Cazeneuve and the Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe, informed the French Federation of Ice Sports that the competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event, Trophée Eric Bompard in Bordeaux, has to be cancelled due to the state of emergency and national mourning days in France.

The International Skating Union (ISU) has acknowledged the decision.

The International Skating Union and the French Federation of Ice Sports express their deepest sympathy to the victims of the despicable terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13.

Bordeaux is located more than 5 hours south of Paris. U.S. Figure Skating tweeted out Friday night that their delegation in Bordeaux is safe. Some of the skaters tweeted out their prayers and thoughts for all those in Paris.

Only the short programs on Friday, November 13 had been completed before the cancellation. The ISU has yet to announce their decision on how Trophée Eric Bompard will factor into qualification for the Grand Prix Final, December 10-13, 2015, in Barcelona, Spain. We will post any further updates on our website.  Also, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates as well.