US Figure Skating Championships 2013: TV Schedule, Top Contenders and Event Info

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2013

Jeremy Abbott won the 2012 U.S. Championship in the Men's Singles division
Jeremy Abbott won the 2012 U.S. Championship in the Men's Singles divisionMatthew Stockman/Getty Images

The best skaters in the world will soon descend upon Omaha, Nebraska for the 2013 United States Figure Skating Championships.

According to Steven Pivovar of the Omaha World Herald, this will be the first year the the juvenile and intermediate groups will be held during the U.S. Championships.

Those two groups won't be taking up the headlines, though. Four events—senior men's and ladies' singles, pairs and ice dancing—will help determine who are the best skaters America has to offer.

Three-time winner Jeremy Abbott will be looking to repeat as champion in men's singles. But it won't be an easy task because of a very deep field.

Armin Mahbanoozadeh, one of the more promising young American skaters, will be looking to get the podium this year. Evan Lysacek will also be making his return to the U.S. Championships after missing time because of injury.


Where: CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb.

When: Jan. 20-27

Watch: Live Stream at; Senior Pairs Free Skate and Senior Free Dance at 2:25 p.m. ET on NBC; Ladies' Free Skate, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC; Men's Free Skate at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC


Ladies' Singles Contenders 2012 Finish
Ashley Wagner 1st
Agnes Zawadzki 3rd
Caroline Zhang 4th
Christina Gao 5th
Mirai Nagasu



Men's Singles Contenders 2012 Finish
Jeremy Abbott 1st
Adam Rippon 2nd
Ross Miner 3rd
Armin Mahbanoozadeh 4th
Evan Lysacek DNQ


Ice Dancing Top Contenders 2012 Finish
Meryl Davis/Charlie White 1st
Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani 2nd
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue 3rd
Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt 4th
Madison Chock/Evan Bates 5th


Pairs Top Contenders 2012 Finish
Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff 4th
Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir 5th
Felicia Zhang/Nathan Bartholomay 8th
Tiffany Vise/Don Baldwin 9th
Alexa Scimeca/Christopher Knierim 10th



Jan. 26

12:00 p.m.—Senior pairs free skate (early groups)

1:05 p.m.—Senior free dance (early groups)

2:25 p.m.—Senior pairs free skate

4:15 p.m.—Senior free dance

6:45 p.m.—Senior ladies free skate (early groups)

8:00 p.m. - Senior ladies free skate (late groups) 

Jan. 27

1:15 p.m.—Senior men's free skate (early groups)

3:00 p.m.—Senior men's free skate (late groups)


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