Seven Americans to Compete at Skate Canada International This Weekend

(10/24/18) — Seven Americans will compete at 2018 Skate Canada International, the second event of the 2018 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Oct. 26-27, in Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Competition will take place over two days with the short programs/rhythm dance on Friday, Oct. 26, and the free skates/dance Saturday, Oct. 27. The Figure Skating Pass on NBC Sports Gold will stream the competition live to subscribers beginning at 2:27 p.m. ET Oct. 26. NBC will air a recap of the competition at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 28. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present encore coverage from Skate Canada and all Grand Prixes this season, Monday-Thursday following each event’s conclusion.

Starr Andrews, who made her Grand Prix Series debut last week at Skate America, will compete for the second straight week. Andrews will be joined by Mariah Bell, who finished fourth at Nebelhorn Trophy earlier this fall. Both skaters will be making their first Skate Canada International appearance.

In the men’s field, Jason Brown will take the ice after finishing fourth at Autumn Classic International in September. Brown, who won the silver medal at Skate Canada International in 2017, relocated his training to Toronto this summer.

The pairs tandem of Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, who earned the bronze medal at Autumn Classic International, will seek their second international medal of the season in Laval. Denney and Frazier moved their training to Florida prior to this season.

In the ice dance competition, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue will seek to follow up on their gold medal at Skate America with another top performance.The team, which trains in Montreal, has won ten career Grand Prix medals.

The Grand Prix Series, now in its 24th 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 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 6-9, in Vancouver.

 

U.S. ENTRIES AT 2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL


Discipline

Name

Hometown

Training Town

Ladies

Starr Andrews

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Mariah Bell

Long Beach, California

Lakewood, California

Men

Jason Brown

Highland Park, Illinois

Toronto

Pairs

Haven Denney
Brandon Frazier

Ocala, Florida
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wesley Chapel, Florida

Ice Dance

Madison Hubbell
Zachary Donohue

Sylvania, Ohio
Madison, Connecticut

Montreal

2018 SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL NBC SPORTS GOLD STREAMING SCHEDULE
(Eastern time, subject to change)


Broadcast Date

Event

Time

Friday, Oct. 26

Pairs Short Program

2:27 p.m.

Men’s Short Program

3:52 p.m.

Rhythm Dance

7:10 p.m.

Ladies Short Program

8:45 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Pairs Free Skate

1:27 p.m.

Men’s Free Skate

3:02 p.m.

Free Dance

7:10 p.m.

Ladies Free Skate

9 p.m.