Ten U.S. Athletes to Compete at 2013 Cup of China

2013 Cup of China competition notes
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(10/30/13) - Ten U.S. athletes will compete this week at 2013 Cup of China, the third event of the 2013 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.

Cup of China will take place Friday and Saturday at Capital Gymnasium in Beijing. NBC will air coverage of Cup of China from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Nov. 3, with additional online and broadcast coverage available on Universal Sports Network on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. Cup of China will be streamed live online to those cable subscribers who have Universal Sports as part of their TV subscription package.

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

Cup of China
Ladies
Agnes Zawadzki, the 2013 U.S bronze medalist, began her season with a fourth-place finish at the 2013 U.S. International Classic. In early October, she announced that she had begun training with coach Tom Zakrajsek.

Men
Richard Dornbush begins his Grand Prix season after finishing fourth at 2013 Finlandia Trophy last month. Dornbush will make his second Cup of China appearance (sixth in 2011).

Pairs
Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim are the current U.S. silver medalists. They continue their second season together following a third-place finish at Nepela Memorial. Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay finished seventh two weeks ago at 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America.

Ice dance
Madison Chock and Evan Bates, the 2013 U.S. silver medalists, look to improve upon a fourth-place showing at this event last year. They opened their season with a silver medal win at 2013 Finlandia Trophy. Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton make their Grand Prix Series debut. The two-time reigning U.S. junior champions have medaled at the last two Junior Grand Prix Final competitions.

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.

U.S. ENTRIES AT 2013 CUP OF CHINA

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Agnes Zawadzki

Des Plaines, Ill.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Men's

Richard Dornbush

Corona, Calif.

Riverside, Calif.

Pairs

Alexa Scimeca
Chris Knierim

Addison, Ill.
San Diego

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Felicia Zhang
Nathan Bartholomay

Plainsboro, N.J.
Newtown, Pa.

Ellenton, Fla.

Ice Dance

Alexandra Aldridge
Daniel Eaton

Birmingham, Mich.
Bloomfield, Mich.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Madison Chock
Evan Bates

Redondo Beach, Calif.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Novi, Mich.

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

Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Friday, Nov. 1

Short dance (LIVE)

4 a.m.

Ladies short (LIVE)

5:30 a.m.

Men's short (LIVE)

7:30 a.m.

Pairs short (LIVE)

9:15 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Free dance (LIVE)

3 a.m.

Ladies free (LIVE)

4:40 a.m.

Men's free (LIVE)

6:35 a.m.

Pairs free (LIVE)

8:35 a.m.

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

Broadcast Date

Event

Time (TV)

Time (Live online)

Friday, Nov. 1

Short dance

6 p.m.

3 a.m.

Ladies Short

7 p.m.

4:30 a.m.

Men's short

9 p.m.

6:30 a.m.

Pairs short

10 p.m.

8:15 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Free dance

6 p.m.

2 a.m.

Pairs free

7 p.m.

3:40 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Encore presentation of NBC broadcast

6 p.m.

 

 

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