For those who blithely say that parents foot the skating bills, I daresay that in some (or many) cases, the noble parents incur significant debt. (I assume that "trust fund" was a tongue-in-cheek reference, although I for one do not find any humor in it.)
Originally Posted by brightphoton
I don't understand how such hardship for the parents can be so cheerfully dismissed, even if it spares the skaters themselves from taking on debt of their own.
Originally Posted by loopy
Yes, exactly. Did not see loopy's wise comments until after composing my post.
More examples to support Buttercup's point ...
Originally Posted by Buttercup
Some Canadians also are partaking in higher education: Virtue, Tran, Jeremy Ten, Poirier, etc.
As for other Americans: Last season, Christina Gao took a full course load as a freshman at Harvard. Jason Brown and Maddie Aaron are in the same freshman English class in Colorado. Brown also is taking a Japanese language course. Max Aaron is studying business. Dornbush is in college.
More U Mich folk: Kriengkrairut and Samuelson recently graduated; Bates is close to finishing.
And JGP medalists receive prize money, in smaller amounts.
Originally Posted by gkelly
The Global Prize money per individual event of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating is US$ 22.500 and is awarded to each medal winner for each category as follows:
Ladies and Men:
- 1st place US$ 2.000,00
- 2nd place US$ 1.500,00
- 3rd place US$ 1.000,00
Pairs and Ice Dance (per couple):
- 1st place US$ 3.000,00
- 2nd place US$ 2.250,00
- 3rd place US$ 1.500,00
The prize money for the JGP Final is higher.
The Prize Money made available by the ISU for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final is: US$ 105,000.00.
The individual prize money will be as follows:
Men and Ladies
- 1st place US$ 6,000.00
- 2nd place US$ 5,000.00
- 3rd place US$ 4,000.00
- 4th place US$ 3,000.00
- 5th place US$ 2,000.00
- 6th place US$ 1,000.00
Pairs and Ice Dance (per Couple)
- 1st place US$ 9,000.00
- 2nd place US$ 7,500.00
- 3rd place US$ 6,000.00
- 4th place US$ 4,500.00
- 5th place US$ 3,000.00
- 6th place US$ 1,500.00