The 2016 Grand Finale played out in the southern city of Marseille, France in early December. Here are some of our exclusive backstage and on-ice images from the event.

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Yuzuru Hanyu and Brian Orser laughed about his short program miscue 

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The seniors pairs at the draw for the short program.

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2016 senior and junior gold medalists in Marseille.

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Senior men’s podium: Nathan Chen (silver), Yuzuru Hanyu (gold), and Shoma Uno (bronze)

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Australia’s junior pairs team Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor made history in Marseille – first skaters from “downunder” to compete at a Grand Prix Final at any level.

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Japan’s Satoko Miyahara congratulates Russia’s gold medalist, Evgenia Medvedeva.

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The six junior ice dance teams backstage at the draw.

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American ice dancers claimed three spots at the Final in the junior division.

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Senior ladies medalists: Satoko Miyahara, Evgenia Medvedeva and Anna Pogorilaya

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir mined gold ahead of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron and Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani.

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Javier Fernández and his coach Brian Orser at the draw for the senior men’s short program.

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Javier Fernández, Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon at the draw for the free skate.

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The top six junior men in Marseille.

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Backstage with the top six junior pairs competitors.