2018 National Team Assignments

The national championships in the highest-ranked nations in the world have now concluded and teams have been named for the 2018 Four Continents Championships, which take place in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, Jan. 22-27, at the Taipei Arena, a venue with a seating capacity for 10,000. The competition begins on Wednesday, Jan. 24 with the ice dance, pairs and ladies short programs.

Skaters from the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa are eligible to participate in this competition.

With the Olympic Winter Games just around the corner, a number of nations have not assigned athletes who are headed to PyeongChang in February, but are nonetheless fielding strong teams that will be competitive on this international stage.

Both Chinese pairs teams have withdrawn from this event Wenjing Sui and Cong Han and Cheng Peng and Yang Jin — so that nation will not represented in this discipline. “Sui received a shin skin scratch in training a week ago and Jin has been suffering from recrudescence of old injuries. In order to protect the health of the skaters, the Chinese Figure Skating Association and the national team made the decision,” the Chinese Figure Skating Association said in a statement on Saturday.


Men: Elladj Balde, Nam Nguyen, Kevin Reynolds

Ladies: Alaine Chartrand, Michelle Long, Alicia Pineault

Pairs: Lubov Ilyushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch, Sydney Kolodziej/Maxime Deschamps, Camille Ruest/Drew Wolfe

Ice Dance: Sarah Arnold/Thomas Williams, Haley Sales/Nikolas Wamsteeker, Carolane Soucisse/Shane Firus


Ladies; Li Xiangning, Ziquan Zhao

Men: Boyang Jin, Han Yan, He Zhang

Pairs: Peng Cheng/Jin Yang, Wenjing Sui/Cong Han

Ice Dance: Song LInshu/Sun Zhuoming, Wang Shiyue/Liu Xinyu


Ladies: Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto, Mai Mihara

Men: Shoma Uno, Keiji Tanaka, Takahito Mura

Pairs: Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara, Narumi Takahashi and Ryo Shibata, Riku Miura and Shoya Ichihashi

Ice Dance: Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed, Misato Komatsubara and Tim Koleto, and Rikako Fukase and Aru Tateno


Men: Jun-Hwan Cha, June Hyoung Lee, Sihyeong Lee

Ladies: Dabin Choi, Hanul Kim, So-youn Park

Pairs: Kyueun Kim and Alex Kangchan Kam

Ice Dance: Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin


Ladies: Starr Andrews, Mariah Bell, Ashley Wagner

Men: Jason Brown, Ross Miner, Max Aaron

Pairs: Ashley Cain/Timothy LeDuc, Tarah Kayne/Danny O’Shea, Deanna Stellato/Nathan Bartholomay

Ice Dance: Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker, Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter, Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons