QUICK LINKS:

Figure skating team competition to debut as Olympic event with men's, pairs short programs

Created: 02/05/2014 10:51 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Jeremy Abbott and the pairs team of Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir will represent the United States when the first Olympic figure skating team competition opens.

Castelli is from Cranston, R.I., while Shnapir is from Sudbury, Mass.

The new event begins Thursday with the short programs for the men and pairs. The 10 competing teams will have one entry in each of the four disciplines.

Nations are allowed to use a different entrant in the short and long program in two of the disciplines. The short program for women and ice dance is Saturday.



News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.



Rochester

Clear
35°
53° | 29°
  • Feels like: 30° F
  • Wind: WNW 6mph
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Fri Chance of afternoon showers
    62° | 37°
  • Sat Occasional showers possible
    51° | 43°
  • Sun Partly cloudy
    46° | 28°
  • Mon Few showers
    46° | 32°