Lysacek out of 2011 Grand Prix Series
OIympic champ pulls out of Skate America, Trophee Eric Bompard
|Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek will not compete in the 2011 Grand Prix Series. (Getty Images)|
Evan Lysacek, the 2010 Olympic champion, informed U.S. Figure Skating today he will not be competing in the 2011 ISU Grand Prix Series, which includes his assignments to Skate America and Trophée Eric Bompard.
"We respect Evan's decision," U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. "We will continue to support Evan as he works toward the 2014 Olympic Winter Games."
Razzano began the season with a second-place showing at 2011 Finlandia Trophy earlier this month. He makes his Grand Prix Series debut in Ontario.
NBC will broadcast live coverage of Skate America from 3-6 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, Oct. 22. The entire event will be available live and on-demand on icenetwork.com to Season Pass subscribers.