The six best national teams based upon the ISU World Standing points , including the host national team, will compete at the ISU World Team Trophy in Tokyo, Japan, from 11 to 14 April.
This year six teams are: Canada - 7,824 points; United States - 7,156 points; Japan - 6,823 points; Russia - 6,648 points; France - 4,826 points; China - 4,702 points.
Each team will be composed of 2 Men Single Skaters, 2 Lady Single Skaters, 1 Pair Skating couple, and 1 Ice Dance couple, a total of 8 skaters per team.
The first placed skater/couple will be awarded 12 points in each category and decreasing in descending order by 1 point. (The last placed Single Skater will receive 1 point, Pairs and Ice Dance couple will receive 7 points). The national team having earned the highest number of aggregate points will be awarded the ISU World Team Trophy.
This will be the third World Team Trophy, with the two previous events having taken place in 2009 and 2012. An event was scheduled for 2011, also in Japan, but it was postponed after the March earthquake and tsunami.
Stay tuned to this page for the list of entrants for each country when they are released. The list of entrants will be announced at the latest on March 25.
Team JAPAN (announced 3/20/13)
- MEN: Daisuke Takahashi, Takahito Mura
- LADIES: Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki
- PAIRS: N/A
- DANCE: Cathy Reed/Chris Reed
- MEN: Konstantin Menshov, Maxim Kovtun
- LADIES: Adelina Sotnikova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
- PAIRS: Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov
Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri SolovievWD Monko/Khaliavin
- MEN: Max Aaron, Jeremy Abbott
- LADIES: Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner
- PAIRS: Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir
- DANCE: Madison Chock/Evan Bates
Florent AmodioWD Romain Ponsart, Brian Joubert
- LADIES: Maé Bérénice Meite, Lénaelle Gilleron-Gory
- PAIRS: Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres
Nathalie Pechalat/ Fabian BourzatWD Carron/Jones
- MEN: Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds
- LADIES: Gabrielle Daleman, Kaetlyn Osmond
- PAIRS: Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford
- DANCE: Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje
Team CHINA (announced 3/25/13)
Nan SongWD Yi Wang, Han Yan
- LADIES: Zijun Li, Kexin Zhang
- PAIRS: Cheng Peng/Hao Zhang
- DANCE: Xiaoyang Yu/Chen Wang