The 2012 United States Figure Skating Championships will feature the most eclectic mix of ice dancers from all around the world, and champions will be crowned in 12 different events.
As always there will be four different disciplines competing to be crowned the best figure skater in this country. The groups are men's and ladies' singles, pairs and ice dancing.
Among the ladies singles senior qualifiers, Alissa Czisny has a bye as the defending champion in the event. She is joined by former champions like Racheal Flatt, who won at this event two years ago, and last year's third-place finisher Mirai Nagasu.
Where: HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
When: Jan. 22-29
Watch: Streaming on IceNetwork.com; Ladies Free Skate, Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC; Senior Pairs and Men's Singles Free Skate, Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
|Ladies Singles Top Contenders||2011 Finish|
|Mens Singles Top Contenders||2011 Finish|
|Ice Dancing Top Contenders||2011 Finish|
|Meryl Davis/Charlie White||1st|
|Madison Chock/Evan Bates||3rd|
|Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue||4th|
|Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt||5th|
|Meredith Zuber/Kyle Herring||9th|
|Pairs Top Contenders||2011 Finish|
|Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig||2nd|
|Caydee Denney/John Coughlin||3rd|
|Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir||5th|
|Tiffany Vise/Don Baldwin||6th|
|Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff||8th|
EVENT FINALS (via IceNetwork.com)
3:00 p.m. Senior free dance (Group 1)
4:00 p.m. Senior free dance (Groups 2-3)
7:00 p.m. - Ladies free skate (Groups 1-2)
9:00 p.m. - Ladies free skate (Groups 3-4)
11:30 p.m. - Senior pairs free skate
12:30 p.m. - Senior men's free skate (Groups 1-2)
2:30 p.m. - Senior pairs free skate (Group 3)
3:00 p.m. - Senior pairs free skate (Group 4)
4:00 p.m. - Senior men's free skate (Groups 3-4)