Senior events set to conclude today #SLC2013

14 Sep

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U.S. silver medalist Gracie Gold will continue her Olympic campaign today as the ladies take the ice for their free skate at the 2013 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Also set to compete today are 2010 Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who will finish their first competition since wrapping up a perfect 2012-13 season with a second World Championships title. The ice dancers will take the ice for their free dance following the conclusion of the ladies free skate.

Competition Schedule (All times Eastern, subject to change)

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

Ladies free skate – 4:50 p.m.

Free dance – 7:45 p.m.

The ladies of Team USA are poised to sweep the podium this afternoon with Gold sitting in first, two-time reigning U.S. bronze medalist Agnes Zawadzki in second and 2013 U.S. pewter medalist Courtney Hicks rounding out the podium. Teammate Samantha Cesario, who placed fourth at the 2013 World Junior Championships, is in fifth place.

Davis and White are set to debut their Olympic season free dance with a comfortable lead of more than 10 points.  In second place, five-time Canadian medalists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje have a distanced themselves by nearly eight points from third place, which is currently held by their teammates, Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams. The rest of Team USA, comprised of Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus and Alissandra Aronow and Collin Brubaker, sit in sixth, eighth and 13th place, respectively.

Recaps of yesterday’s events, including the short dance and ladies short program competitions, the U.S. men’s podium sweep and the pairs free skate, are available free on icenetwork.

Competition also continues today for the 2013 Challenge Skate, an invitational for American skaters who have competed domestically at the intermediate, novice and junior levels. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. MDT with the novice pattern dance, followed by the junior ladies short program at 9:09 a.m. and the junior pairs short program at 10:57 a.m.

Head to icenetwork for complete event coverage, live and on-demand competition video to Season Pass subscribers (results, news, photos and more is available free to all users), and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates and behind-the-scenes photos throughout the day.

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