Seventeen U.S. Athletes to Compete at Two International Events this Week

2013 Rostelecom Cup competition notes
2013 Rostelecom Cup icenetwork event page

(11/20/13) - Ten U.S. athletes will compete in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dance this week at 2013 Rostelecom Cup, the sixth and final event of the 2013 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Seven athletes will compete at 2013 Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria.

Rostelecom Cup will take place Nov. 22-23, at Small Sports Arena in Moscow. NBC will air coverage of Rostelecom Cup from 2-4 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Nov. 24, with additional broadcast coverage on Universal Sports Network throughout the weekend.

Icenetwork Season Pass subscribers will have access to live video from Rostelecom Cup. 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.

Rostelecom Cup
Ladies
Agnes Zawadzki, the 2013 U.S. bronze medalist, finished seventh at 2013 Cup of China, while Mirai Nagasu was eighth at NHK Trophy.

Men
Joshua Farris made his Grand Prix debut at Skate Canada and finished fifth. Likewise, Richard Dornbush was fifth at Cup of China.

Pairs

Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim finished fifth at Cup of China. Lindsay Davis and Rockne Brubaker, who also competed at Skate Canada, were invited to Rostelecom Cup in early October after Britney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer withdrew due to injury.

Ice dance
Madison Chock and Evan Bates, the 2013 U.S. silver medalists, will skate for their second medal after finishing third at Cup of China.

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, set for Dec. 5-8, in Fukuoka, Japan.

Ice Challenge

Ladies
Courtney Hicks most recently finished sixth at Skate Canada after opening the season with a win at the 2013 U.S. International Classic.

Pairs
Gretchen Donlan and Andrew Speroff began their season with a gold medal win at 2013 Nepela Trophy last month. Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea won bronze at the 2013 U.S. International Classic.

Ice dance
Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus
will compete for the second time this season after also competing at the 2013 U.S. International Classic. Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt were originally slated to compete in Graz. However, they withdrew Monday as Kriengkrairut recovers from a back injury. She is expected to resume training soon.

Ice Challenge is an annual ISU point-earning competition organized by the Austria Figure Skating Association. The event began in 1971 as a domestic competition, and grew into an international event in 2008.

U.S. ENTRIES AT 2013 ROSTELECOM CUP

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Mirai Nagasu

Arcadia, Calif.

El Segundo, Calif.

Agnes Zawadzki

Des Plaines, Ill.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Men's

Richard Dornbush

Corona, Calif.

Riverside, Calif.

Joshua Farris

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Pairs

Lindsay Davis
Rockne Brubaker

Beaumont, Calif.
Chicago

Canton, Mich.

Alexa Scimeca
Chris Knierim

Addison, Ill.
San Diego

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Ice dance

Madison Chock
Evan Bates

Redondo Beach, Calif.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Novi, Mich.


U.S. ENTRIES AT 2013 ICE CHALLENGE

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Courtney Hicks

Chino Hills, Calif.

Paramount, Calif.

Pairs

Gretchen Donlan
Andrew Speroff

Hingham, Mass.
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Boston

Tarah Kayne
Danny O'Shea

Fort Myers, Fla.
Gurnee, Ill.

Ellenton, Fla.

Ice dance

Anastasia Cannuscio
Colin McManus

Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Saugus, Mass.

Newark, Del.


2013
ROSTELECOM CUP ICENETWORK BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Friday, Nov. 22

Ladies short (LIVE)

6 a.m.

Pairs short (LIVE)

7:40 a.m.

Men's short (LIVE)

9:45 a.m.

Short dance (LIVE)

11:25 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Ladies free (LIVE)

5 a.m.

Pairs free (LIVE)

6:50 a.m.

Men's free (LIVE)

8:30 a.m.

Free dance (LIVE)

10:30 a.m.


UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK 2013 ROSTELECOM CUP BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time (TV)

Friday, Nov. 22

Ladies short

6 p.m.

Pairs short

7 p.m.

Men's short

9 p.m.

Short dance

10 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Pairs free

6 p.m.

Free dance

7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Rebroadcast of NBC coverage

TBD