Eighteen U.S. skaters, including all four recently crowned 2009 U.S. Champions, will compete Feb. 4-7 in the Four Continents Championships in Vancouver, Canada. Competition begins Wednesday with the ladies and pairs short programs and the compulsory dance.
The U.S. Championships started Monday with four novice events and two junior competitions. After the junior ladies short program, Marissa Secundy sits ninth with 42.28 points. Lauren Gifford and Carson Bodnarek (30.17) are sixth in novice pairs.