The ISU Grand Prix Final is the pinnacle event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure skating series. The series hosts six stops: United States (Skate America), Canada (Skate Canada International), China (Cup of China), France (Trophée Eric Bompard), Russia (Rostelecom Cup) and Japan (NHK Trophy). Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their assigned events and the top six in each of the four disciplines advance to the Final.
The event includes the 2011 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. The world’s top junior skaters also collect points in order to qualify, through seven events which change location yearly. The top six in men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance, based on the results of the Junior Grand Prix series, advance to the Junior Final.