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Junior grand prix comes to Olympic Center

August 29, 2012
By CHRISTIE SAUSA - For The News , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - More than 100 skaters from 29 countries will be competing at the Olympic Center Wednesday through Saturday in the International Skating Union Junior Grand Prix. It will be the third time hosting the event for the Olympic Regional Development Authority and Olympic Center.

Competition will include ladies, men, ice dancing and pairs events, all in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. Skaters competing for the USA include reigning World Junior silver medalist Joshua Farris, 2011 US Junior Champion Courtney Hicks, reigning National Junior pairs champions Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, and 2012 National Junior ice dancing champs Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton.

This will be the second Junior Grand Prix event in the Junior Grand Prix series, where elite junior skaters have the opportunity to compete in seven international events. Points are scored cumulatively in each competition, and each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven events. Pairs can earn points in four of the seven events.

The six skaters in each discipline who earn the highest points total qualify for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi, Russia December 6 through 9.

Single-day admission is $10 for adults, $6 for juniors, seniors and students. All-event passes are $25 for adults and $15 for juniors, seniors and students. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Group rates are also available and tickets may be purchased at the Olympic Center box office.



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