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2012 JGP United States Begins Today

30 Aug

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The Junior Grand Prix Series has returned to the United States for the first time since 2009 and it does so to the city it left. Lake Placid, NY will host competition today beginning at 3:30 p.m. Live Streaming Schedule will provide both live and on-demand coverage of 2012 JGP United States. The video coverage will be available to Season Pass subscribers, while recaps, photos, blogs and results will be available to the general public for free.

Thursday (All times Eastern)

3:30 p.m. – Men’s short program – Joshua Farris, 4:09 p.m., James Schetelich, 4:35 p.m.

7:15 p.m. – Pairs short program – Aaron & Settlage, 7:47 p.m., Denney & Frazier, 8:35 p.m., Pfund & Reiss, 8:48 p.m., Oltmanns & Santillan, 9:20 p.m.


11:15 a.m. – Short dance – Pogrebinsky & Gudis, 11:27 a.m., Aldridge & Eaton, 11:59 a.m., Heritage & Fast, 12:46 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – Ladies short program – Angela Wang, 2:13 p.m., Courtney Hicks, 4:25 p.m., Kiri Baga, 5:32 p.m.

6:45 p.m. – Men’s free skate – Times TBD


10:00 a.m. – Free dance – Times TBD

1:00 p.m. – Pairs free skate – Times TBD

4:00 p.m. – Ladies free skate – Times TBD

Farris Returns to Lake Placid

Joshua Farris, the 2012 World Junior silver medalist, returns to Lake Placid, the site of his first Junior Grand Prix event. Farris, then 14 in 2009, finished in fourth in the competition, but has reached the podium five times on the circuit since, including a bronze at the JGP Final last year.

“It’s always great to be in Lake Placid, it’s very inspiring and the whole atmosphere here just makes you want to compete,” Farris said.

Farris has competed as a senior at the U.S. Championships each of the last two years, finishing in 21st and 16th respectively, but his goals this year are simple.

“I want take each event one-by-one,” Farris said. “But I want to win and I want to go back to Junior Worlds.”

Farris, who trains and lives in Colorado Springs, Colo. makes the trek to the east coast for this competition, but he is happy to be competing in an international event in his own country.

“It’s a lot more relaxing and it feels more fun to compete in the United States,” Farris said. “It’s also nice because I get to use my cell phone and it’s not $3 a minute.”

Farris will be the first American to hit the famed ice in Lake Placid, as he performs his short program at 4:09 p.m. on Thursday.


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