2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Live Stream Online,The 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships are being held from December 29, 2017 – January 8, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Thursday’s action at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships included the Dance Program in the Junior Free Dance competition, the Short Program in the Championship Pairs competition and the Short Program in the Championship Men competition.
Below, we’ll post the schedule for Friday’s action and break down the results from Thursday’s events.
Nathan Chen stole the show during the championship men short program Thursday, finishing with a score of 104.45 points. He was nearly eight points clear of the second-place finisher, Adam Rippon, who posted a 96.52.
The race for the two spots behind Chen figures to be heated during Saturday’s free skate, as Jason Brown tallied a 93.23 and Grant Hochstein finished with a 92.18. Considering Rippon won the 2016 U.S. championship and Brown captured the 2015 edition, there is plenty of star power fighting for medal position.
Still, the story was the 18-year-old Chen, who appears well on his way to the Olympic team. According to Nick Zaccardi of NBC Sports, Chen’s score was the second-highest short program in nationals history behind only his own score from last year.
He is undefeated this season and will remain that way if he builds on his early momentum from Thursday’s short program.