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KENT, WASH., (SEATTLE) TO HOST 2012 SKATE AMERICA The Seattle area will play host to 2012

Hilton HHonors Skate America, U.S. Figure

Skating announced last month. The event is scheduled for Oct. 19–21 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. This marks the third time that the inter-

national event has been held in Washington. Spokane hosted the competition in 2002 and Everett in 2008. “We look forward to returning to the

state of Washington and taking Skate Amer- ica to the Seattle area,” David Raith, execu- tive director, U.S. Figure Skating, said. “Fans in the state of Washington have been among our best supporters of our skaters and our events over the last decade.” As it was last year, Skate America will be

 of Figure Skating Series. The 2012 Grand Prix Final will be held in Sochi, Russia, home of the

2014 Olympic Winter Games. The complete list of athletes selected to compete at the 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America will be announced on May 21. All-event ticket packages are now on sale. Single session tickets will go on sale in Sep- tember. Tickets can be purchased by visiting

2012 Grand Prix Series

Oct. 19–21 — Hilton HHonors Skate America, Kent, Wash. Oct. 26–28 — Skate Canada, Windsor, On- tario Nov. 2–4 — Cup of China, Shanghai, China Nov. 9–11 — Rostelecom Cup, Moscow, Russia Nov. 16–18 — Trophee Bompard, Paris, France Nov. 23–25 — NHK Trophy, Sendai, Japan Dec. 6–9 — Grand Prix Final, Sochi, Russia


Christy Krall and two-time World champion Patrick Chan ended their two-year professional relationship last month after Krall asked to be released from Chan’s coaching staff. During Chan and Krall’s partnership, Chan racked up nine consecutive titles, including two

World titles and two Grand Prix Final titles (2011, ’12) along with the 2012 Four Continents crown. Under Krall, Chan also achieved record- breaking scores.

Chan relocated to Colorado Springs, Colo., in

January 2010 to work with Krall at the Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. He will re- main in Colorado Springs while he searches for a new coach and continues to work with Kathy John- son. He will be making frequent trips to his native Toronto.          United States Olympic Committee’s Doc Cousilman  a computer video-analysis program used to evalu- ate athlete technique.



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