Fifteen U.S. Athletes to Compete at 2014 World Championships

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(3/24/14) - Fifteen U.S. athletes will compete at the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships March 24-30, in Saitama, Japan.

Official practice begins Monday, March 24, while competition kicks off two days later with pairs and men's short programs.

Universal Sports Network will provide same-weekend coverage of the competition, while NBC will broadcast a World Championships recap show from 3-6 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, April 13. Icenetwork will broadcast live coverage of the World Championships to Season Pass subscribers. Icenetwork will also feature news, photos and more for all users. Please visit www.icenetwork.com for more information.

Ladies
Gracie Gold won her first U.S. title in January at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Gold most recently finished fourth in the ladies event and won the team event bronze medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, last month. This will be Gold's second trip to Worlds. Polina Edmunds, the 2014 U.S. silver medalist, finished ninth at the Olympic Games. The World Championships will mark only her second senior international event. Ashley Wagner, a two-time U.S. champion, finished seventh at the Olympic Games after winning bronze in the team event. She has been a top five Worlds finisher each of the last two years.

Men
Jeremy Abbott won his fourth U.S. title in January before finishing 12th in Sochi. Abbott, competing at his fifth Worlds, also won an Olympic bronze medal as part of the team event. Max Aaron, the 2014 U.S. bronze medalist, finished seventh at the 2013 World Championships.

Pairs
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir won their second straight U.S. title in January and also took home team bronze from the Olympics before finishing ninth in the pairs event. They will compete at their second World Championships. Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay most recently placed 12th at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games after winning the U.S. silver medal in January. Zhang and Bartholomay were added to the Worlds roster after 2014 U.S. bronze medalists Caydee Denney and John Coughlin withdrew due to an injury to Denney's right ankle.

Ice dance
Madison Chock and Evan Bates won their second U.S. silver medal in January and then were eighth in Sochi. They will compete in their second World Championships together. Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, the 2014 U.S. bronze medalists, will compete in their fourth straight World Championships. They finished ninth at the Olympic Games last month. Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton finished fifth at the U.S. Championships. They won bronze at 2014 Four Continents Championships in late January and were added to the Worlds roster after Olympic champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White decided they would not compete in Saitama and first alternates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue withdrew due to an injury to Hubbell.

U.S. ENTRIES AT 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Polina Edmunds

San Jose, Calif.

San Jose, Calif.

Gracie Gold

n/a

El Segundo, Calif.

Ashley Wagner

Alexandria, Va.

Artesia, Calif.

Men

Max Aaron

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jeremy Abbott

Aspen, Colo.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Pairs

Marissa Castelli
Simon Shnapir

Cranston, R.I.
Sudbury, Mass.

Boston

Felicia Zhang
Nathan Bartholomay

Plainsboro, N.J.
Newtown, Pa.

Ellenton, Fla.

Ice Dancing

Alexandra Aldridge
Daniel Eaton

Birmingham, Mich.
Bloomfield, Mich.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Madison Chock
Evan Bates

Redondo Beach, Calif.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Novi, Mich.

Maia Shibutani
Alex Shibutani

Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Canton, Mich.

2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ICENETWORK LIVE STREAMING SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Tuesday, March 25

Pairs short

9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26

Men's short

2 a.m.

Pairs free

10:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 27

Ladies short

2:35 a.m.

Short dance

9:45 p.m.

Friday, March 28

Men's free

4 a.m.

Free dance

11:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 29

Ladies free

4:15 a.m.

2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS UNIVERSAL SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; subject to change; check local listings)

Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Wednesday, March 26

Pairs and men's shorts

1 p.m.

Thursday, March 27

Pairs free

1 p.m.

Ladies short

2 p.m.

Friday, March 28

Short dance

1 p.m.

Men's free

2 p.m.

Saturday, March 29

Free dance

1 p.m.

Ladies free

2 p.m.

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