Ideas, Speculations & Non

History will probably be made when the United States sends its 5 entries to the ISU Grand Prix of Determine Skating Closing for Dec. Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon will make their senior Grand Prix Closing debuts within the men’s event, while the teams of Maia and Alex Shibutani, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue will compete in the Grand Prix Last, repeating last 12 months’s feat when their qualification marked the primary time three ice dance groups from the same country made it to the Grand Prix Ultimate.

The first occasion of the collection this yr is the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS), October 20 to 22. World and Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu will start his season there and can face 4 Continents Champion Nathan Chen (USA). Why: This highly controversial pair (they were two of many Chinese skaters beneath scrutiny in a possible age-falsifying scandal) gained two events on the Junior Grand Prix this yr (and a medal at the Grand Prix Last final yr!).

She landed two triple toe loops in an exquisite program, skating to ‘You Elevate Me Up’. In 2015, she became sufficiently old to compete within the senior division of the ISU Grand Prix in Barcelona, where she received gold in each Skate America and the Grand Prix Remaining. At determine skating occasions the glass that’s used for hockey video games is taken out so visibility to the athletes is second to none.