The Junior Grand Prix is in full swing but the Senior Grand Prix is just around the corner!
This year, much like last year, the ISU has decided to allow a nation that doesn't hold a Grand Prix event to host the Grand Prix Final! Last year, the final was in Turin, Italy; this year it will be in Goyang City, Korea.
And what a great place to have the Grand Prix Final! Goyang City recently held the 2008 Four Continents Cup, an event that played to sold out audiences. With the success of Yu-Na Kim, Korea is going skating crazy! Next to the U.S. and Canada, Korea is the nation that I get the most blog hits from!
I think it's great that the ISU is willing to spread the love a bit with the Grand Prix Final...it's a great way to get everyone excited about skating. Good choice ISU!
UPDATE: Get this...Korea has a National Brand! It's called Dynamic Korea and is used to promte Korea internationally. It just so happens that Yu-Na Kim is a promotional ambassador of Dynamic Korea. Assuming she makes the Grand Prix Final (and as the two time defending Champ I hope she does!) you can be sure she'll be everywhere in Goyang City!