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Chen, Wagner headline 2017 Skate America field

Reigning U.S. champions in each discipline slated to appear in Lake Placid
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Nathan Chen and Ashley Wagner will look to shine when they take the ice at 2017 Skate America in late November. -Getty Images

All four reigning U.S. champions -- Karen Chen, Nathan Chen, Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, and Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani -- will take the ice at 2017 Skate America, Nov. 24-26 in Lake Placid, New York. Those assignments came as part of the International Skating Union's announcement Friday of the athlete selections for the 2017 Grand Prix Series.

Reigning Skate America champion Ashley Wagner will mark her return to the competition, as will defending bronze medalist Adam Rippon. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, who finished fourth at 2015 Skate America, will compete at the event for the second time in three years.

Highlighting the international field are world bronze medalist Gabrielle Daleman of Canada, reigning two-time world bronze medalist Boyang Jin of China and the German pairs team of Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, who won the world silver medal last season.

Several Team USA members are making their returns to the Grand Prix Series. Two-time U.S. silver medalist Polina Edmunds, who last competed at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, is assigned to Internationaux de France, while 2015 U.S. bronze medalist Joshua Farris, who has missed the last two seasons, will mark his Grand Prix comeback at NHK Trophy in November. Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, who sat out last season's Grand Prix Series before returning to competition at the Four Continents Championships, are slated to compete at the NHK Trophy and Skate America.

Making their Grand Prix debuts for Team USA are Vincent Zhou, Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons, and Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter. Zhou will travel to Cup of China before heading to France. The Parsons siblings will compete at the Rostelecom Cup, while McNamara and Carpenter are preparing to debut in Beijing.

Icenetwork will provide live coverage of every event in the 2017 Grand Prix Series, including the Grand Prix Final, to Season Pass subscribers. Information about how to purchase the 2017-18 Season Pass will be made available later this summer.

The complete roster of Team USA assignments and 2017 Skate America selections can be found below.

Team USA Grand Prix Assignments

Rostelecom Cup -- Oct. 20-22, Moscow

Ladies: Mariah Bell, Mirai Nagasu
Men's: Nathan Chen, Grant Hochstein
Pairs: Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran
Dance: Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani

Skate Canada -- Oct. 27-Oct. 29, Regina, Saskatchewan

Ladies: Karen Chen, Ashley Wagner
Men's: Jason Brown
Pairs: Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier
Dance: Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue

Cup of China -- Nov. 3-5, Beijing

Ladies: Gracie Gold
Men's: Max Aaron, Grant Hochstein, Vincent Zhou
Pairs: Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea
Dance: Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter, Elliana Pogrebinsky and Alex Benoit

NHK Trophy -- Nov. 10-12, Osaka, Japan

Ladies: Mariah Bell, Mirai Nagasu
Men's: Jason Brown, Joshua Farris, Adam Rippon
Pairs: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim
Dance: Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue

Internationaux de France -- Nov. 17-19, Grenoble, France

Ladies: Polina Edmunds, Gracie Gold
Men's: Max Aaron, Vincent Zhou
Dance: Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Elliana Pogrebinsky and Alex Benoit

Skate America -- Nov. 24-26, Lake Placid, New York

Ladies: Karen Chen, Ashley Wagner, TBD
Men's: Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, TBD
Pairs: Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, TBD
Dance: Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, TBD

2017 Skate America International Selections

Ladies: Gabrielle Daleman (Canada), Xiangning Li (China), Satoko Miyahara (Japan), Kaori Sakamoto (Japan), Dabin Choi (South Korea), Alena Leonova (Russia), Anna Pogorilaya (Russia), Polina Tsurskaya (Russia), Nicole Rajičová (Slovakia)

Men's: Jorik Hendrickx (Belgium), Kevin Reynolds (Canada), Boyang Jin (China), Daniel Samohin (Israel), Takahito Mura (Japan), Jun Hwan Cha (South Korea), Maxim Kovtun (Russia), Alexander Petrov (Russia), Sergei Voronov (Russia)

Pairs: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford (Canada), Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro (Canada), Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang (China), Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot (Germany), Natalia Zabijako and Alexander Enbert (Russia)

Dance: Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier (Canada), Shiyue Wang and Xinyun Liu (China), Isabella Tobias and Ilia Tkachenko (Israel), Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte (Italy), Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed (Japan), Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov (Russia), Tiffany Zagorsky and Jonathan Guerreiro (Russia)