welcome

It has been a wonderful journey and I am so incredibly thankful to everyone who has been a part of it! I have been blessed with a long and fulfilling career and I am eagerly looking forward to the next phase of my life!

– Grant [tweeted by him on August 3, 2018]

updates

August 3, 2018: Grant officially announced his retirement from competitive skating today and, in his honor, FSO published an interview with him covering topics ranging from his skating career memories, current coaching life, upcoming wedding, and even a pet update — click here to read.

June 8, 2018: Grant skated in Los Angeles Ice Theater’s “Legacy on Ice” show in Burbank, California. He debuted a program to “Stand By Me” (version performed by the Kingdom Choir at the May 19th royal wedding).

January 27, 2018: Grant finished 11th overall (after a strong 9th place free skate) with ISU season best scores in the FS (155.59) and total (226.39) at the Four Continents Championships in Taipei City. He told the ISU afterwards: “I feel complete. This is obviously the program I was looking for at Nationals, but I had another opportunity to come here and skate. The short program wasn’t so great, but I feel like I can finish the season feeling very proud of myself and accomplished. At US Nationals I was very emotional and I wasn’t today. I think I got all my sadness out of me and I did this one for myself. I was very in the moment.”

January 12, 2018: Grant will compete at the Four Continents Championships in Taipei City, Taiwan, replacing Ross Miner who has withdrawn.

January 6, 2018: Grant finished 5th in the free skate and 5th overall in his ninth consecutive (senior level) appearance at the U.S. Championships.
UPDATE: He tweeted this message on January 8th:
“What an incredible week! To begin, I want to thank all of you for your overwhelming support. I came to San Jose wanting to skate two programs I could be proud of and I’m leaving with no regrets. This championships will always hold a special place in my heart.”

January 4, 2017: Grant landed a quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination, triple Axel and triple Lutz to place 4th in the short program with his highest-ever score (92.18). He told reporters afterwards: “That was the short program I’ve been waiting 20 years for, since (watching) Michelle Kwan in 1998.” He was interviewed by NBC’s Andrea Joyce — click here to view a 20-second clip.

November 4, 2017: Grant finished in 9th place at his second Grand Prix event, Cup of China, in Beijing, China. He placed 11th at the Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix in Moscow, Russia, and 4th at Ondrej Nepela Trophy, an ISU Challenger competition, in September.

July 17, 2017: A new Q&A with Grant was published today in which he shares the stories behind his 2017-18 program music and newest pet — click here to read.

May 26, 2017: Grant was assigned to two 2017 ISU Grand Prix events — Rostelecom Cup, October 20-22, in Moscow, Russia, and Cup of China, November 3-5, in Beijing, China.
Grant will perform in the Los Angeles Ice Theater’s 17th Annual Benefit Show on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Pickwick Ice Center in Burbank, Calif. UPDATE: He debuted an exhibition to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran;
click here to view a group photo of all the perfomers.

February 19, 2017: Grant finished in 9th place at the Four Continents Championships. He earned an ISU personal best short program score of 81.94 to place 7th. He scored 153.78 in his free skate and 235.72 total, both ISU season bests.
UPDATE: Grant wrote a journal on his way home from Korea that details his past two seasons.

January 22, 2017: Grant won his second consecutive pewter medal at the U.S. Championships, placing fifth in the short program (79.10) and fourth in the free skate (169.21) for fourth overall (248.31). He has been assigned to compete at the Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, February 15-19, 2017.

December 6, 2016: Grant performed in the “Symphony on Ice” holiday show in Wheeling, West Virginia, and skated to “Carol of the Bells” and “O Holy Night.”

November 26, 2016: Grant competed at NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan. He finished 10th in the free skate and 11th place overall.

November 14, 2016: Grant announced that he is bringing back his 2015-16 short program, “Due Tramonti.” He will compete that program for the first time this season at NHK Trophy, Nov 25-27.

October 29, 2016: Grant competed at Skate Canada International in Mississauga, Ontario. He finished 8th in the free skate and 11th place overall.

September 23, 2016: Grant earned the bronze medal at Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany. This is his first senior international medal. Grant also blogged from Oberstdorf for Icenetwork.

September 11, 2016: Grant opened his international season with a 5th place finish at Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo, Italy.

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