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2011 Skate America lineup finalized

Forte, Mahbanoozadeh, Denney and Coughlin, Cannuscio and Lorello added to roster

Armin Mahbanoozadeh will compete at 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America in October.
Armin Mahbanoozadeh will compete at 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America in October. (Michelle Harvath)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(09/01/2011) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today the final U.S. skater selections for 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America, Oct. 21-23 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

Joelle Forte (ladies), Armin Mahbanoozadeh (men's), Caydee Denney and John Coughlin (pairs), and Isabella Cannuscio and Ian Lorello (ice dancing) have been selected by U.S. Figure Skating to compete in Ontario. Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue (ice dancing) were assigned to Skate America in early August.

In June, the International Skating Union (ISU) announced preliminary selections for the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. The United States held five TBD (to be determined) spots, one each in ladies, men's and pairs and two in ice dancing for Skate America.

U.S. Lineup for 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America
Ladies: Alissa Czisny, Forte, Caroline Zhang
Men's: Richard Dornbush, Evan Lysacek, Mahbanoozadeh
Pairs: Denney and Coughlin; Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker; Tiffany Vise and Don Baldwin
Ice Dancing: Cannuscio and Lorello; Meryl Davis and Charlie White; Hubbell and Donohue

NBC will broadcast expanded live coverage of 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (ET). The entire event will also be available live and on-demand, on a subscription basis, on icenetwork.com. Subscription information will be available at a later date.

2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America single-session ticket sales

In related news, single-session tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 9 at 10:00 a.m. (PDT). All-Event ticket packages are available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.2011skateamerica.com.