The ISU Grand Prix gets underway this Friday, with the first stop being Skate America in Detroit, Michigan. It’s an exciting line-up of headliners this weekend, and how skaters perform during the Grand Prix is essential leading up to the Olympic Games.
The drama has already begun as three men have withdrawn from the men’s event. Evan Lysacek was the first to withdraw due to yet another injury, again delaying his come back. French skater and 2007 world champion, Brian Joubert, was actually withdrawn by his federation because he did not compete in the French Masters a few weeks ago. Finally, Denis Ten withdrew just this week due to illness. Disappointing for sure, but there is still a lot more skating worth watching, which you will be able to watch on NBC.
So who should you keep an eye on during the 2013 Skate America? Let’s take a look.