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Ten Americans set sights on Cup of China hardware

Zawadzki, Chock and Bates, Scimeca and Knierim lead U.S. charge
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Ice dancers Madison Chock and Evan Bates (left) and pairs competitors Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim, both reigning U.S. silver medalists, hope to reach the podium in Beijing. -Jay Adeff

Ten U.S. athletes will compete this week at 2013 Cup of China, the third event of the 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.

Cup of China will take place Friday and Saturday at Capital Gymnasium in Beijing. Icenetwork Season Pass subscribers will have access to live video from the event. To become a Season Pass subscriber, click here. Event coverage, including results, recaps and photos, will be available on icenetwork to all users.


Agnes Zawadzki, the 2013 U.S bronze medalist, began her season with a fourth-place finish at the 2013 U.S. International Classic. In early October, she announced that she had begun training with coach Tom Zakrajsek.


Richard Dornbush begins his Grand Prix season after finishing fourth at 2013 Finlandia Trophy last month. Dornbush will make his second Cup of China appearance (sixth in 2011).


Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim are the current U.S. silver medalists. They continue their second season together following a third-place finish at the 2013 Nepela Memorial. Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay finished seventh two weeks ago at 2013 Skate America.

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Madison Chock and Evan Bates, the 2013 U.S. silver medalists, look to improve upon a fourth-place showing at this event last year. They opened their season with a silver-medal win at Finlandia. Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton make their Grand Prix Series debut. The two-time reigning U.S. junior champions have medaled at the last two Junior Grand Prix Final competitions.