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Lineups announced for 2010 ISU Grand Prix Series

Davis and White slated for Skate America

Meryl Davis and Charlie White have been scheduled to compete at 2010 Skate America.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White have been scheduled to compete at 2010 Skate America. (Getty Images)

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(09/29/2010) - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The International Skating Union (ISU) and U.S. Figure Skating announced Sunday the skater selections for the 2010 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, which will begin Oct. 22-24 with the NHK Trophy in Nagoya, Japan. The Grand Prix Series, which enters its 16th season, incorporates six prestigious international figure skating competitions as a unified point-scoring series that awards prize money to eligible skaters.

At the conclusion of the six events, athletes' points are totaled, and the top six ladies, men, pairs and ice dancing teams are invited to compete at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. This year the Grand Prix Final will be held Dec. 9-12 in Beijing, China.

The list of U.S. skater selections for the Grand Prix Series events is below. The ISU Grand Prix Series consists of the following six events:

NHK Trophy: Nagoya, Japan -- Oct. 22-24
Ladies: Rachael Flatt, Ashley Wagner, Caroline Zhang
Men: Jeremy Abbott, Ross Miner
Pairs: Caydee Denney/Jeremy Barrett, Caitlin Yankowskas/John Coughlin
Ice Dancing: Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates, Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani

Skate Canada International: Kingston, Ontario -- Oct. 29-31
Ladies: Alissa Czisny, Alexe Gilles, Agnes Zawadzki
Men: Adam Rippon, Grant Hochstein
Pairs: Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir
Ice Dancing: Madison Chock/Greg Zuerlein, Rachel Tibbetts/Collin Brubaker

Cup of China: Beijing, China -- Nov. 5-7
Ladies: Mirai Nagasu, Amanda Dobbs, Kristine Musademba
Men: Ross Miner, Brandon Mroz
Pairs: Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig, Caitlin Yankowskas/John Coughlin
Ice Dancing: Isabella Cannuscio/Ian Lorello, Madison Hubbell/Keiffer Hubbell

Skate America: Portland, Ore. -- Nov. 11-14
Ladies: Rachael Flatt, Caroline Zhang, Alexe Gilles
Men: Stephen Carriere, Adam Rippon, Armin Mahbanoozadeh
Pairs: Caydee Denney/Jeremy Barrett, Felicia Zhang/Taylor Toth, Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir
Ice Dancing: Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani, Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt

Cup of Russia: Moscow, Russia -- Nov. 19-21
Ladies: Ashley Wagner, Agnes Zawadzki
Men: Jeremy Abbott
Pairs: Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig, Britney Simpson/Nathan Miller
Ice Dancing: Madison Hubbell/Keiffer Hubbell

Trophée Eric Bompard: Paris, France -- Nov. 26-28
Ladies: Alissa Czisny, Mirai Nagasu
Men: Brandon Mroz
Pairs: None assigned at this time
Ice Dancing: Madison Chock/Greg Zuerlein, Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates

The complete list of skater selections for the 2010 Grand Prix Series is available at www.isu.org. Skater lineup is subject to change.