By U.S. Figure Skating | June 28, 2018, 5:37 p.m. (ET)

Nathan Chen competes in the men's free skate at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The International Skating Union announced today athlete selections for the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, which will begin Oct. 19-21 with 2018 Skate America in Everett, Washington.

The field at Skate America will feature U.S. champions Bradie Tennell, Nathan Chen, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim (pairs) and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue (ice dance). Vincent Zhou, the 2018 U.S. bronze medalist, will also compete at Skate America.

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The Grand Prix Series incorporates six international figure skating competitions as a unified point-scoring series that awards prize money to eligible skaters. At the conclusion of the Series, athletes’ points are totaled, and the top six ladies, men, pairs and ice dance teams will be eligible to compete at the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 6-9 in Vancouver, Canada.

Also on Thursday, the ISU announced that the third Grand Prix event will take place in Helsinki, Finland. The event was originally set to take place in China.

The complete list of athlete selections for the 2018 Grand Prix Series is available at The lists of U.S. selections to all six Grand Prix events and international selections to Skate America are below. (Lineups are subject to change.)


Team USA Assignments For 2018 ISU Grand Prix Of Figure Skating Series

2018 Skate America — Everett, Washington – Oct. 19-21, 2018

Ladies: Starr Andrews*, Bradie Tennell; TBD**

Men: Nathan Chen, Vincent Zhou; TBD**

Pairs: Ashley Cain/Timothy LeDuc, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim/Chris Knierim; TBD**

Ice dance: Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue, Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter; TBD**

Skate Canada International — Laval, Quebec – Oct. 26-28, 2018

Ladies: Mariah Bell

Men: Jason Brown

Pairs: Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier

Ice dance: Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue

Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Helsinki, Finland – Nov. 2-4, 2018

Ladies: Karen Chen

Men: Alex Krasnozhon*

Ice dance: Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko*, Madison Chock/Evan Bates, Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter

NHK Trophy – Hiroshima, Japan – Nov. 9-11, 2018

Ladies: Mariah Bell, Courtney Hicks, Angela Wang

Men: Alexander Johnson*, Vincent Zhou

Pairs: Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim/Chris Knierim

Ice dance: Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker, Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons

Rostelecom Cup – Moscow, Russia – Nov. 16-18, 2018

Ladies: Karen Chen, Gracie Gold

Men: Alex Krasnozhon

Pairs: Ashley Cain/Timothy LeDuc, Deanna Stellato/Nathan Bartholomay

Ice dance: Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko, Madison Chock/Evan Bates

Internationaux de France – Grenoble, France – Nov. 23-25, 2018

Ladies: Bradie Tennell

Men: Jason Brown, Nathan Chen

Pairs: Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier, Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea

Ice dance: Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker, Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons


*making senior Grand Prix Series debut

**to be announced at a later date