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Mar. 25 - U.S. Figure Skating announced the selection of Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (suburban Chicago), as the host venue for 2014 Skate America Competition.
Mar. 20 - Caydee Denney & John Coughlin, the reigning U.S. pairs bronze medalists, withdraw from the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships due to an injury to Denney’s right ankle, sustained injury Wednesday in practice. She is expected to resume training in 8-12 weeks.
Felicia Zhang & Nathan Bartholomay, first alternates to the U.S. World Team, will compete in their place. The team most recently placed 12th at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games after winning the U.S. silver medal in January.
Mar 14 - World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (WFSHF)announces Canadian choreographer Lori Nichol and Switzerland’s Denise Biellmann as this year’s inductees to the Hall, based in Colorado Springs, CO.
In making the announcement, the WFSHF nominating chair, Lawrence Mondschein, said “I am thrilled to have two outstanding additions to the World Hall of Fame. Lori Nichol is a choreographic genius who for well over a decade has, and continues to be, an inspiration to all who have been touched by her work. Denise Biellmann, the first Swiss woman to be inducted into the hall, perfected one of the most admired spins in all of figure skating.”
Mar. 4 - The U.S. roster for the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan from March 24-30, 2014, has been updated to reflect the retirement of Ice Dancers Meryl Davis & Charlie White
The retirement of Davis & White after wining the Gold medal in the Dance event in Sochi was expected.
"Now that we've had some time at home to discuss our plan for the rest of the season, we've decided not to compete in the 2014 World Championships,” Davis said. “We're extremely pleased to have capped-off this Olympic cycle with our performances at the Olympic Games.”
“We feel that our incredibly positive Olympic experience is the culmination of and perfect ending to a wonderful four-year cycle,” White said. “We will leave our options open for the future and are excited to cheer on our American teammates as they compete in Japan."
Alexandra Aldridge & Daniel Eaton, the second alternates for the U.S. World Team, will represent The U.S. at the World Championships. Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue were the first alternates but will not compete due to a torn labrum in Hubbell’s left hip. She is expected to have it surgically repaired this week.
Mar. 3 - The Canadian roster for the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan from March 24-30, 2014:
The Canadian team for the 2014 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, March 10-16, 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria:
Jan. 27 - Evgeny Plushenko passes test skate, named to Russian Olympic team.
Jan. 10- Evgeny Plushenko has a change of heart and now says he wants to compete at Sochi, may be late entry at European Championships.
27 Feb - 2 Mar - The Nordics Open - Stockholm, Sweden
4 - 9 Mar - Sportland Trophy - Budapest, Hungary
5 - 9 Mar - Challenge Cup - The Hague, Netherlands
10 - 16 Mar - World Junior Figure Skating Championships - Sofia, Bulgaria
14 - 16 Mar - Coupe du Printemps - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
24 - 30 Mar - World Figure Skating Championships - Saitama, Japan
28 - 30 Mar - Gardena Spring Trophy - Selva Val Gardena, Italy