NHK Trophy in Osaka, Japan is 6th & final ISU Grand Prix event of the season

This is it - the final qualifiers for the Grand Prix Final (GPF) in Barcelona will be decided by the results of the November 27th-30th NHK Trophy.

The International Skating Union has provided a preview article that is focused on the very issue of qualifying for the GPF at this event. The schedule/entries/results page can be found here.

Skate Canada has provided an article on the Canadian team which was increased at the last minute by the addition of Elladj Baldé, invited to fill a spot created by a recent withdrawal from the competition. Another withdrawal, of Jorik Hendrickx, leaves the men's field at 11. The pairs field is only seven with the withdrawal due to illness of Cherniavskaia/Souza-Kordyeru of Russia.

Kurt Browning & PJ Kwong have done a preview video for CBC. The CBC-TV coverage will, once again, be spread over two days - Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. EST and Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. local time. The live stream of the free programs will begin at 0000 h on the 29th. NBC will provide coverage from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday.

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