2016 Ondrej Nepela Memorial will take place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Sep. 29-Oct. 1. The competition returned to the name Ondrej Nepala Memorial after three years as the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. The organizing committee the previous seven years, which owns the trademark “Ondrej Nepela Trophy,” was suspended by the Slovak Figure Skating Association and replaced by another organizing team.
Russia is fielding a strong contingent to this event and the possibility of a Russian sweep in all disciplines is a strong possibility. Julia Lipnitskaia and Maria Sotskova lead the ladies with Sergei Voronov, Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Solovyev and Tatiana Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov leading the way in men, ice dance and pairs.