Eighteen U.S. Athletes to Compete at 2014 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

(1/20/14) - Eighteen U.S. athletes will compete at the 2014 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Jan. 20-26, in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. Competition begins Wednesday with the short dance and pairs and men's short programs.

NBC will air coverage of the Four Continents Championships from 4:30-6 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, Feb. 1, with additional coverage on Universal Sports Network.

Icenetwork Season Pass subscribers will have access to live video from the event. 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.

The icenetwork and Universal Sports broadcast schedules are below.

Ladies
Mirai Nagasu is the 2014 U.S. bronze medalist. In her only other Four Continents appearance in 2011, she finished third. Samantha Cesario and Courtney Hicks make their senior-level ISU championships debuts in Taipei City. They finished fifth and sixth, respectively, at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships two weeks ago.

Men's
Joshua Farris, the reigning World Junior champion, placed fourth at the U.S. Championships. He will be joined in Taipei City by Adam Rippon, the 2010 Four Continents champion, and Richard Dornbush, who will make his third appearance at this event.

Pairs
Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim, the 2013 U.S. silver medalists, were set to make their Four Continents debut last season but withdrew due to injury. Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, the 2013 World Junior champions, and Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea, who will be making their ISU championships debut, complete the pairs roster.

Ice dancing
Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue finished fifth in their only other Four Continents appearance in 2012. Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton, who have medaled at the last two World Junior Championships, and Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt will make their Four Continents debuts this week.

Now in its 16th year, the event is sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU) and features skaters from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

U.S. ENTRIES AT 2014 FOUR CONTINENTS

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Samantha Cesario

Oceanside, N.Y.

Monsey, N.Y.

Courtney Hicks

Chino Hills, Calif.

Paramount, Calif.

Mirai Nagasu

Arcadia, Calif.

Los Angeles

Men

Richard Dornbush

Corona, Calif.

Riverside, Calif.

Joshua Farris

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Adam Rippon

Clarks Summit, Pa.

Artesia, Calif.

Pairs

Haven Denney
Brandon Frazier

Ocala, Fla.
Tampa, Fla.

Ocala, Fla.

Tarah Kayne
Danny O'Shea

Fort Myers, Fla.
Gurnee, Ill.

Ellenton, Fla.

Alexa Scimeca
Chris Knierim

Addison, Ill.
San Diego

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Ice Dancing

Alexandra Aldridge
Daniel Eaton

Birmingham, Mich.
Bloomfield, Mich.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Madison Hubbell
Zach Donohue

Okemos, Mich.
Madison, Conn.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Lynn Kriengkrairut
Logan Giulietti-Schmitt

Bismarck, N.D.
Oak Park, Ill.

Novi, Mich.


2014 FOUR CONTINENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS ICENETWORK BROADCAST SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Short dance (LIVE)

11 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Pairs short program (LIVE)

2 a.m.

Men's short program (LIVE)

4:50 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Free dance (LIVE)

12:30 a.m.

Ladies short program (LIVE)

4:15 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 24

Pairs free skate (LIVE)

1:45 a.m.

Men's free skate (LIVE)

4:35 a.m.

Ladies free skate (LIVE)

11 p.m.

UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK 2014 FOUR CONTINENTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Short dance

5 p.m.

Pairs short

6 p.m.

Men's short

7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Free dance

6 p.m.

Ladies short

7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24

Pairs free

6 p.m.

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