Nathan Chen Vincent Zhou not entered in figure skating Grand Prix Serie

Nathan Chen Vincent Zhou not entered in figure skating Grand Prix Serie

Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou, the U.S.’ top two male singles parent skaters, are not entered in the autumn Grand Prix Series after each said they’ll return to university studies and may not compete once more.

Nathan Chen, Vincent Zhou not entered in figure skating Grand Prix Series
None of the reigning Olympic gold medalists are entered within the Grand Prix Series: Anna Shcherbakova and all the Russians are banned indefinitely for the war in Ukraine, the Chinese pair of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong have now not publicly stated why they’re sitting out and French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron formerly said they are taking this season off.

None of the U.S. Singles skaters from the Beijing Olympics are on the entry lists — Chen, Zhou, Jason Brown, Alysa Liu, Mariah Bell and Karen Chen — even though skaters can nonetheless be brought to fields.

GRAND PRIX ENTRIES: Men yr-old who won Olympic gold in February, plans to return to Yale past due this summer time and said in May that he doesn’t think he’ll compete next season and doesn’t understand if he will ever go back to competition.

Zhou, a 21-year-vintage who could not compete personally at the Olympics due to COVID, has stated he will cross back to Brown University this summer season and did now not realize if he may want to balance competitive skating and classes. Zhou took bronze at March’s global championships, which Chen skipped.

Nathan Chen, Vincent Zhou not entered in figure skating Grand Prix Series

Brown, a 27-12 months-antique who turned into sixth at the Olympics, is on “a mini smash from the aggressive grind of training” and could reevaluate subsequent steps within the fall, a representative stated.

The pinnacle returning U.S. Guys’s skater is Ilia Malinin, the 17-12 months-vintage global junior champion.

Bell, 26 and the reigning national champion, hasn’t made any destiny choices other than now not competing on this year’s Grand Prix Series, a representative said.

Other U.S. Olympic skaters formerly announced retirements — ice dance bronze medalists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and international bronze medalist Liu. The pairs’ crew of Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc stated they’re stepping away from competitive skating.

The different pinnacle Americans who’re entered inside the Grand Prix Series consist of international pairs’ champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier, three-time global ice dance medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, global junior champion Isabeau Levito and 2018 U.S. Olympian Bradie Tennell.

The Grand Prix Series starts with Skate America from Oct. 21-23 in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Russia and China, which are generally stops on the six-event circuit, will not degree events this season — Russia stripped for the battle in Ukraine, and China after its figure skating federation said “it became now not feasible” to hold an event this year. In late March, Russia’s Match TV suggested that the International Skating Union supposed to update the China prevent for a 2d consecutive yr due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, Great Britain and Finland will host, in conjunction with the U.S., Canada, France and Japan main up to December’s Grand Prix Final, that is in Italy this season.