Twelve U.S. Athletes to Compete at Grand Prix Final, Junior Grand Prix Final

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2013 Grand Prix Final Competition Notes

(12/4/13) - Twelve U.S. athletes will compete this week at the 2013 Grand Prix Final and 2013 Junior Grand Prix Final.

The events will be held concurrently at Marine Messe Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan. NBC will air coverage of the Grand Prix Final from noon-2p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Dec. 8, with additional broadcast coverage on Universal Sports Network throughout the weekend.

Icenetwork Season Pass subscribers will have access to live video from both events. To become a registered user or a Season Pass subscriber, please visit www.icenetwork.com. Event coverage, including results, news, recaps and photos, will be available on icenetwork to all users.

Icenetwork and Universal Sports broadcast schedules are below.

Grand Prix Final
Ladies
Ashley Wagner, the two-time reigning U.S. champion, qualified for her second consecutive Grand Prix Final by way of her respective first- and second-place finishes at 2013 Trophee Bompard and 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Wagner won the silver medal at the 2012 Grand Prix Final.

Ice dance
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who have won the last five U.S. titles, have won a record four straight Grand Prix Final titles. The reigning World champions were first at both Skate America and NHK Trophy.

The Grand Prix Series, now in its 19th season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries are expected to participate in the series. Each athlete is eligible to score points in up to two of the six scheduled events. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2013 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Junior Grand Prix Final
Ladies
By virtue of her gold medal wins at JGP Mexico and JGP Belarus, Polina Edmunds earned her spot at the Junior Grand Prix Final. Edmunds is the 2013 U.S. junior champion. Angela Wang accepted an invitation to the JGP Final as first alternate after her teammate Karen Chen withdrew due to injury. Wang was fourth at the 2012 JGP Final. This season she placed second and fifth, respectively, at events in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Men
Nathan Chen, like Edmunds, earned a pair of gold medals in Mexico and Belarus. Chen has medaled at the last four U.S. Championships including two titles at the novice level and one as a junior.

Ice dance
Team USA makes up half of the field in Fukuoka. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker won gold medals at JGP Poland and JGP Mexico. They are the current U.S. junior silver medalists. Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter finished right behind Hawayek and Baker at the 2013 U.S. Championships. Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons, who have competed on the JGP circuit since 2011, will also be on hand in Japan thanks to a pair of silver medal wins this fall.

U.S. ENTRIES AT 2013 GRAND PRIX FINAL

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Ashley Wagner

Alexandria, Va.

Artesia, Calif.

Ice dance

Meryl Davis
Charlie White

West Bloomfield, Mich.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Canton, Mich.


U.S. ENTRIES AT 2013 JUNIOR GRAND PRIX FINAL

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Polina Edmunds

San Jose, Calif.

San Jose, Calif.

Angela Wang

Salt Lake City

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Men

Nathan Chen

Salt Lake City

Artesia, Calif.

Ice dance

Kaitlin Hawayek
Jean-Luc Baker

East Aurora, N.Y.
Edmonds, Wash.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Lorraine McNamara
Quinn Carpenter

Germantown, Md.
Wheaton, Md.

Rockville, Md.

Rachel Parsons
Michael Parsons

Rockville, Md.
Rockville, Md.

Rockville, Md.


2013
GRAND PRIX FINAL, JUNIOR GRAND PRIX FINAL ICENETWORK BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Thursday, Dec. 5

Junior ladies short (LIVE)

12:45 a.m.

Junior men's short (LIVE)

1:50 a.m.

Junior pairs short (LIVE)

2:55 a.m.

Senior men's short (LIVE)

4:40 a.m.

Senior ladies short (LIVE)

5:50 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 6

Junior ladies free (LIVE)

12:30 a.m.

Junior men's free (LIVE)

1:40 a.m.

Senior pairs short (LIVE)

3 a.m.

Senior short dance (LIVE)

4:15 a.m.

Senior men's free (LIVE)

5:30 a.m.

Junior pairs free (LIVE)

6:50 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Junior short dance (LIVE)

1 a.m.

Senior pairs free (LIVE)

2:15 a.m.

Senior free dance (LIVE)

3:50 a.m.

Senior ladies free (LIVE)

5:20 a.m.

Junior free dance (LIVE)

10:15 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK 2013 GRAND PRIX FINAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time (TV)

Thursday, Dec. 5

Men's short

6 p.m.

Ladies short

8 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6

Pairs short

11 a.m.

Short dance

6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Pairs free

11 a.m.

Free dance

noon

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