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Six American skaters seek victory in Paris

Czisny, Rippon hope to leave Trophee Bompard with hardware

Adam Rippon is looking to find the podium after finishing fourth at Skate Canada.
Adam Rippon is looking to find the podium after finishing fourth at Skate Canada. (Getty Images)


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By U.S. Figure Skating
(11/16/2011) - Six U.S. athletes will compete at 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard, the fifth event of the 2011 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.

Competition begins Friday with all four disciplines taking the ice in Paris.

For full coverage, including news, photos and results, visit Live and on-demand video coverage of Trophée Bompard will be available to Season Pass subscribers.

Alissa Czisny looks for her second gold medal of the year after winning 2011 Hilton HHonors Skate America to start the season.

Adam Rippon enjoyed a fourth-place finish at 2011 Skate Canada International at the end of October.

Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig, veterans of the Grand Prix circuit, began the season two weeks ago with a fourth-place showing at 2011 Cup of China.

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Madison Chock and Evan Bates were added to Team USA's roster last week due to a withdrawal. The newly formed team finished fourth at Skate Canada and third at Finlandia Trophy.

The Grand Prix Series, now in its 17th season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 300 athletes from 30 countries are expected to participate in the series. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the six scheduled events. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Quebec City, Canada, Dec. 8-11. Athletes will compete for a total of more than $1.35 million in prize money throughout the series.