COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Sept. 10, 2018) – Over 50 athletes will compete at 2018 U.S. International Classic this week in Salt Lake City at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex. Team USA will send 20 athletes to compete at the event, including Olympian Vincent Zhou, and 2018 World Championships silver medalists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue.
The event will start with the men’s and pairs short programs on Thursday, Sept. 13. On Friday, Sept. 14, the ice dance and ladies competition will begin along with the conclusion of the men’s and pairs competition. The competition will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 15 with the free dance and the ladies free skate. Official practices will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 for men’s and pairs, and on Thursday, Sept. 13 for ladies and ice dance.
The U.S. Challenge Skate featuring novice and junior skaters will run simultaneously with the senior competition, beginning with official practices on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Ticket information can be found here. All-event and day passes can be purchased at the door.
U.S. ENTRIES AT THE U.S. INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC
|Ladies||Courtney Hicks||Chino Hills, California||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Brynne McIsaac||Alexandria, Virginia||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Akari Nakahara||Santa Clarita, California||Burbank, California|
|Men||Jimmy Ma||Great Neck, New York||Euless, Texas
Hackensack, New Jersey
|Vincent Zhou||Palo Alto, California||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Ice Dance||Christina Carreira
|Silver Spring, Maryland
Cabin John, Maryland
|Rockville, Maryland &
Fort Collins, Colorado
|Colorado Springs, Colorado|
Information for media covering the event:
Members of U.S. Figure Skating’s communications staff will assist with arranging interviews in the mixed zone following official practice and competition.
A full list of competitors can be found here.
Credentials can be picked up at the ticket table just inside the main entrance to the rink (there will be signage). If you have not requested credentials, please do so by visiting this link.
There will be reserved media seating on east side of the competition rink. There will be power and Wi-Fi. The building will stay open for one hour after the end of the final short program or awards ceremony.
Parking passes will be available at credential pick-up (you should be able to park without the parking pass).
-U.S. Figure Skating-
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 750 member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Learn to Skate USA programs representing more than 184,200 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.