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2022 News Nuggets

5 January 2022 - 2021 U.S. Pairs National Champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier withdrew from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Nashville, TN due to Frazier testing positive for COVID-19 with severe symptoms, the night before the start of the senior competition.

“Although my symptoms are pretty bad, nothing sucks more than not being able to compete,” Frazier said in an Instagram video posted Wednesday night.

The team is still eligible for Olympic team selection through a petition process which it is expected they will attempt, is is Bradie Tennell who withdrew prior to the start of the National Championships.

13 February 2022 - The ISU announced that the 2022 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sophia, Bulgaria will not be held in March as previously scheduled, due to the continuing Covid pandemic.  The ISU is in consultation with the Bulgarian federation to see if the event can be rescheduled for May 2022.  Other locations are also may be considered.  The ISU Council will make a final decision on the holding of the Championships at their meeting on 24 February.

4 March 2022 - The ISU announced that the 2022 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, previously scheduled to be held in Sophia, Bulgaria, will be held April 13-17 in Tallinn, Estonia.  Earlier this year both the 2022 European Championships and the Four Continents Championships were held in Tallinn.

15 March 2022 - Due what is described as a "nagging injury"  Nathan Chen withdrew from the 2022 World Championships.  He was replaced by third alternate Camden Pulkinen."

19 March 2022 - Russian Olympic medalists in figure skaters Victoria Sinitsina, Nikita Katsalapov, Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov appeared with Russian president Putin at a rally in Moscow in support of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 18 March 2022.

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