2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships: General Info

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Joint interview with Nathan Chen and Mariah Bell is new on Fan Zone today.
Brian Boitano and Rusty Kath conducted the interview. 8:11 in length.




Below is the link to today's press release from NBC Sports re its Nats coverage.

Part of the headline is, "Nathan Chen Headlines Live Men’s Short Program Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC and Men’s Free Skate Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC."
Which I will take as confirmation that live coverage of the Men's SP and FS will remain on NBC (putting to rest the fears that I had seen discussed on GS that it would need to be moved to a different channel because of football).




... I do have a question, though! The time that is posted in the event thread, is that a time different from East Coast? The schedule I've seen says that the Pairs short is on Thursday at 6:00 on NBCSN, but the thread says it starts 3:00. ...

I join you in wishing :pray: that schedule information always included time zones ... but anyway:

The Senior Pairs SP competition is scheduled to start at approx. 3:00 pm Pacific Time.
(2:58 pm PT, to be exact, on the most recent USFS schedule that I have seen.)

NBCSN coverage starts at 6 pm Eastern.

(@CellarDweller, I read your post in another thread. My best to you and your family for continued recovery from COVID.
It will be nice to have you in the event threads starting tomorrow.)
 
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Joint interview with Nathan Chen and Mariah Bell is new on Fan Zone today.
Brian Boitano and Rusty Kath conducted the interview. 8:11 in length.




Below is the link to today's press release from NBC Sports re its Nats coverage.

Part of the headline is, "Nathan Chen Headlines Live Men’s Short Program Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC and Men’s Free Skate Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC."
Which I will take as confirmation that live coverage of the Men's SP and FS will remain on NBC (putting to rest the fears that I had seen discussed on GS that it would need to be moved to a different channel because of football).






I join you in wishing :pray: that schedule information always included time zones ... but anyway:

The Senior Pairs SP competition is scheduled to start at approx. 3:00 pm Pacific Time.
(2:58 pm PT, to be exact, on the most recent USFS schedule that I have seen.)

NBCSN coverage starts at 6 pm Eastern.

(@CellarDweller, I read your post in another thread. My best to you and your family for continued recovery from COVID.
It will be nice to have you in the event threads starting tomorrow.)

Thank you for the information, and the well wishes!

My family and I are doing well, and I'll see you in the competition threads tomorrow!
 

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You guys will have to go on without me. 71 mph gusts. No power or phone or internet, except intermittent cell phone. No power for 2-3 days or more. 2 dead. Got generator and fire place .
 

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^^ Sorry for the situation you're in @CoyoteChris. Stay safe! You should be able to watch the replays afterward. Prayers for everyone in your region. ❤️

Maybe this was posted here already. If so, here it is again:

The event program:
U.S. Championships Event Program Available Now | U.S. Figure Skating


And now I see this was already posted on the previous page...

Question: I wonder why Junior athletes will be skating last instead of first, like they normally do?
 
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Fingers crossed I find a way to watch it. TV coverage, old fashioned way, might be the one this time. Not my preferred method, but I will do it for Chen and Zhou! Gonna check updated participant list
 

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Is there any way to view these Nationals online via a free stream, maybe something 'foreign' that will not be visable in the US unless using a VPN? I did it before, but can't recall quite how.
 

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^^ Sorry for the situation you're in @CoyoteChris. Stay safe! You should be able to watch the replays afterward. Prayers for everyone in your region. ❤️

Maybe this was posted here already. If so, here it is again:

The event program:
U.S. Championships Event Program Available Now | U.S. Figure Skating


And now I see this was already posted on the previous page...

Question: I wonder why Junior athletes will be skating last instead of first, like they normally do?
I’ve been wondering that re: juniors as well.
 

moonvine

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Is there any way to view these Nationals online via a free stream, maybe something 'foreign' that will not be visable in the US unless using a VPN? I did it before, but can't recall quite how.
Ways to watch are posted in each competition thread. Hope that helps.
 

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2021 USN - Las Vegas, Nevada

Day 1
Pairs Short Program

1 Katie McBeath, Winterhurst FSC/Nathan Bartholomay, Southwest Florida FSC
2 Emily Chan, SC of Boston/Spencer Howe, SC of Boston
3 Alexa Knierim, DuPage FSC/Brandon Frazier, All Year FSC

4 Ashley Cain-Gribble, SC of New York/Timothy LeDuc, Los Angeles FSC
5 Evelyn Grace Hanns, Broadmoor SC/Jim Garbutt, Champions Edge SC
6 Jessica Calalang, DuPage FSC/ Brian Johnson, Detroit SC

7 Olivia Serafini, SC of New York/ Mervin Tran, SC of New York
8 Audrey Lu, SC of Boston/Misha Mitrofanov, SC of Boston
9 Laiken Lockley, DuPage FSC/Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC

Ladies Short Program
1 Violeta Ushakova, SC of New York
2 Heidi Munger, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method
3 Rena Ikenishi, SC of New York
4 Audrey Shin, SC of New York
5 Finley Hawk, ISC of Indianapolis

6 Emilia Murdock, SC of San Francisco
7 Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC
8 Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC
9 Hanna Harrell, SC of Boston
10 Starr Andrews, Los Angeles FSC
11 Karen Chen, Peninsula SC

12 Amber Glenn, Dallas FSC
13 Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC
14 Gabriella Izzo, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method
15 Gracie Gold, IceWorks SC
16 Lindsay Thorngren, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC
17 Bradie Tennell, Skokie Valley SC

Day 2
Ice Dance Rhythm Dance

1 Hilary Asher, Skokie Valley SC/Ryan ODonnell, SC of Houston
2 Cara Murphy, Arctic FSC/Joshua Levitt, Pittsburgh FSC
3 Eva Pate, Strongsville SC/Logan Bye, SC of New York

4 Madison Hubbell, Lansing SC/Zachary Donohue, Lansing SC
5 Lorraine McNamara, Peninsula SC/Anton Spiridonov, ION FSC
6 Livvy Shilling, Columbus FSC/Alexander Petrov, Hershey FSC
7 Breelie Taylor, Atlanta FSC/Tyler Vollmer, Los Angeles FSC

8 Kaitlin Hawayek, Detroit SC/Jean-Luc Baker, Seattle SC
9 Caroline Green, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights/Michael Parsons, Washington FSC
10 Molly Cesanek, ION FSC/Yehor Yehorov, Peninsula SC
11 Madison Chock, All Year FSC/Evan Bates, Ann Arbor FSC

Ladies Free Skate

1 Finley Hawk, ISC of Indianapolis
2 Starr Andrews, Los Angeles FSC
3 Emilia Murdock, SC of San Francisco
4 Violeta Ushakova, SC of New York
5 Heidi Munger, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method

6 Audrey Shin, SC of New York
7 Hanna Harrell, SC of Boston
8 Gracie Gold, IceWorks SC
9 Rena Ikenishi, SC of New York
10 Gabriella Izzo, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method
11 Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC

12 Karen Chen, Peninsula SC
13 Amber Glenn, Dallas FSC
14 Lindsay Thorngren, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC
15 Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC
16 Bradie Tennell, Skokie Valley SC
17 Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC

Day 3
Men Short Program

1 Joonsoo Kim, Los Angeles FSC
2 Jordan Moeller, Northern Ice SC
3 Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC
4 Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC
5 Mitchell Friess, St. Paul FSC

6 Yaroslav Paniot, All Year FSC
7 Vincent Zhou, SC of San Francisco
8 Maxim Naumov, SC of Boston
9 Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco
10 Jimmy Ma, SC of Boston
11 Aleksei Krasnozhon, SC of Boston

12 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington
13 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC
14 Tomoki Hiwatashi, DuPage FSC
15 Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating
16 Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC
17 Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC

Dance Free Dance
1 Cara Murphy, Arctic FSC/Joshua Levitt, Pittsburgh FSC
2 Breelie Taylor, Atlanta FSC/Tyler Vollmer, Los Angeles FSC
3 Hilary Asher, Skokie Valley SC/Ryan ODonnell, SC of Houston

4 Lorraine McNamara, Peninsula SC/Anton Spiridonov, ION FSC
5 Eva Pate, Strongsville SC/Logan Bye, SC of New York
6 Livvy Shilling, Columbus FSC/Alexander Petrov, Hershey FSC
7 Molly Cesanek, ION FSC/Yehor Yehorov, Peninsula SC

8 Caroline Green, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights/Michael Parsons, Washington FSC
9 Madison Chock, All Year FSC/Evan Bates, Ann Arbor FSC
10 Kaitlin Hawayek, Detroit SC/Jean-Luc Baker, Seattle SC
11 Madison Hubbell, Lansing SC/Zachary Donohue, Lansing SC

Pairs Free Skating
1 Evelyn Grace Hanns, Broadmoor SC/Jim Garbutt, Champions Edge SC
2 Laiken Lockley, DuPage FSC/Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC
3 Katie McBeath, Winterhurst FSC/Nathan Bartholomay, Southwest Florida FSC
4 Emily Chan, SC of Boston/Spencer Howe, SC of Boston
5 Olivia Serafini, SC of New York/Mervin Tran, SC of New York
6 Ashley Cain-Gribble, SC of New York/Timothy LeDuc, Los Angeles FSC
7 Audrey Lu, SC of Boston/Misha Mitrofanov, SC of Boston
8 Alexa Knierim, DuPage FSC/Brandon Frazier, All Year FSC
9 Jessica Calalang, DuPage FSC/Brian Johnson, Detroit SC

Day 4
Men Free Skating

1 Mitchell Friess, St. Paul FSC
2 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington
3 Joonsoo Kim, Los Angeles FSC
4 Aleksei Krasnozhon, SC of Boston
5 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC

6 Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC
7 Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco
8 Jordan Moeller, Northern Ice SC
9 Tomoki Hiwatashi, DuPage FSC
10 Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC
11 Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC

12 Jimmy Ma, SC of Boston
13 Maxim Naumov, SC of Boston
14 Yaroslav Paniot, All Year FSC
15 Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating
16 Vincent Zhou, SC of San Francisco
17 Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC
 

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Hey @el henry I'm putting out a call for an assist.

I've got a busy week ahead, and I'm not going to be able to invest the time to follow the juniors closely.

Will you give me a shout if you come across anything worthwhile?
 

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Hey @el henry I'm putting out a call for an assist.

I've got a busy week ahead, and I'm not going to be able to invest the time to follow the juniors closely.

Will you give me a shout if you come across anything worthwhile?
I appreciate the vote of confidence, my friend. I am taking time to follow the news of the day, but I do hope to watch at least some of our junior men tonight,(y)
 

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I know it's a long shot, but I was wondering if anybody could help.

For the past few days, I have been doing a bit of housekeeping in the Nationals Predictions Game threads.

One of the things I like to do in the Predictions Threads every round is to replace the Entry List tables with SP Starting Order tables whenever they are announced. Now, obviously, because I wasn't online, I couldn't do that at the time. But, I am now catching up on doing that for the three events.

Thanks to @labgoat's post above, I know where the group divisions here were. And I am very thankful for them for being thoughtful enough to lay out their video link post like that. :bow: :clap: :points:

:thank:

This season, I have got into the habit of including the starting and finishing times in my tables. Unfortunately, the Time Schedule PDF's are no longer linked to on the event website. Thanks to some kind soul archiving the homepage on 16th January, I have been able to find the Time Schedule PDF for the Senior Men's SP. However, the previous time the page had been archived was the 13th, which was before the draws happened.

So, does anybody by any chance have the Time Schedule PDF's for the Senior Ladies SP, Senior Pairs SP, and Senior Short Dance?

It isn't a big deal if I can't get the times. I just find that it is nice to know that the threads are just the way I intended them to be when they get sent to the archives.

CaroLiza_fan
 

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... Dance Free Dance
1 Cara Murphy, Arctic FSC/Joshua Levitt, Pittsburgh FSC
2 Breelie Taylor, Atlanta FSC/Tyler Vollmer, Los Angeles FSC
3 Hilary Asher, Skokie Valley SC/Ryan ODonnell, SC of Houston

4 Lorraine McNamara, Peninsula SC/Anton Spiridonov, ION FSC
5 Eva Pate, Strongsville SC/Logan Bye, SC of New York
6 Livvy Shilling, Columbus FSC/Alexander Petrov, Hershey FSC
7 Molly Cesanek, ION FSC/Yehor Yehorov, Peninsula SC

8 Caroline Green, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights/Michael Parsons, Washington FSC
9 Madison Chock, All Year FSC/Evan Bates, Ann Arbor FSC
10 Kaitlin Hawayek, Detroit SC/Jean-Luc Baker, Seattle SC
11 Madison Hubbell, Lansing SC/Zachary Donohue, Lansing SC ...

Thanks to labgoat for your record-keeping.

Not a big deal, but FWIW, I am 99% sure that (for TV purposes?) the groupings for FD were:

- Group 2 of the FD had three couples: McNamara/Spiridonov; Pate/Bye; Shilling/Petrov​
- Group 3 of the FD had five couples: Cesanek/Yehorov; Green/Parsons; Chock/Bates; Hawayek/Baker; Hubbell/Donohue​

(Meaning that bigsisjiejie was correct in the event thread.)

... Pairs Free Skating
1 Evelyn Grace Hanns, Broadmoor SC/Jim Garbutt, Champions Edge SC
2 Laiken Lockley, DuPage FSC/Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC
3 Katie McBeath, Winterhurst FSC/Nathan Bartholomay, Southwest Florida FSC
4 Emily Chan, SC of Boston/Spencer Howe, SC of Boston
5 Olivia Serafini, SC of New York/Mervin Tran, SC of New York
6 Ashley Cain-Gribble, SC of New York/Timothy LeDuc, Los Angeles FSC
7 Audrey Lu, SC of Boston/Misha Mitrofanov, SC of Boston
8 Alexa Knierim, DuPage FSC/Brandon Frazier, All Year FSC
9 Jessica Calalang, DuPage FSC/Brian Johnson, Detroit SC...

And if anyone cares at this point:
- Group 1 for Pairs FS had two pairs: Hanns/Garbutt; Lockley/Prochnow​
- Group 2 had three pairs: McBeath/Bartholomay; Chan/Howe; Serafini/Tran​
- Group 3 had four pairs: Cain-Gribble/LeDuc; Lu/Mitrofanov; Knierim/Frazier; Calalang/Johnson​

(Meaning that moonvine, bigsisjiejie, and Arriba627 were correct in the event thread.)



For posterity, will link here to Figure Skaters Online's wide-ranging article from Jan 27 -- with lots of good information regarding many skaters, both senior and junior, who competed at Nats:


The article has quotes (on a variety of topics) from the following skaters:

"Nationals debuts, new disciplines and new partnerships"
- Eric Sjoberg
- Mitchell Friess
- Joseph Kang
- Lindsay Thorngren
- Lorraine McNamara and Anton Spiridonov
- Katie McBeath
- Max Fernandez (bronze medalist in junior pairs), who spoke about forming his new partnership with Valentina Plazas​

"Making moves in the middle of a pandemic"
- coach Massi Scali, who spoke about Alysa Liu
- Joe Klein (silver medalist in junior men)
- Caroline Green and Michael Parsons
- Molly Cesanek and Yehor Yehorov
- Jimmy Ma (older quote from Skate America)​

"Finding the right program"
- Krasnozhon
- Liam Kapeikis (2020 U.S. bronze medalist in junior men)
- Gage Brown (silver medalist in junior dance)​

"Unique Approach"
- Emily Chan and Spencer Howe​

"Missing family"
- Nate Bartholomay
- Anastasiia Smirnova and Danil Siitanysia (gold medalists in junior pairs)​

"Inspiration for the perfect costumes"
- Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc
- Kanon Smith (silver medalist in junior ladies)
- Rena Ikenishi​

"A Passion Project"
- Milly Murdock, who spoke about her nutrition blog, Bon.Athlete​



ETA (on Feb 16):

For posterity, making note that the cardboard cutouts at Nats raised $50,000 for the USFS Memorial Fund:

... The impact of the memorial fund was even evident at the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, held during the coronavirus pandemic. The cutouts of photos of fans in place of real attendees due to COVID-19 restrictions were available to purchase in advance and raised $50,000 for the fund, Reichert said....

(Feb 15)​
 
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