The second event of the Junior Grand Prix Series features a number of stars from last season. Along with the established nations, skaters from Malaysia and Indonesia will be competing in Lake Placid.
All four disciplines will be contested: 21 men, 33 ladies, 11 pairs and 15 ice dance teams are currently listed on the rosters.
Canada′s Stephen Gogolev, the 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, is the top-ranked man in this competition and should skate away with the gold in Lake Placid with ease.
A second-generation skater is slated to make his international debut at this event. Ilia Malinin — the son of Tatiana Malinina and Roman Skorniakov, who represented Uzbekistan during their respective singles careers — will be competing under the U.S. flag in Lake Placid.
Russia′s Ksenia Sinitsyna and Anastasia Tarakanova are returning to the junior circuit again this season. They will go up against Alysa Liu of the U.S., who will also make her international debut at this competition.
Avonley Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik of the U.S. are the highest-ranked team in ice dance. Canada will field two couples: Miku Makita and Tyler Gunara, and Irina Galiyanova and Grayson Lochhead. Japan′s new junior stars, Utana Yoshida and Shingo Nishiyama, will make their Grand Prix debut in Lake Placid. Russia′s Diana Davis (the daughter of coach Eteri Tutberidze) and Gleb Smolkin are also slated to compete.
The seven-event Junior Grand Prix Series will be live-streamed worldwide on the ISU YouTube channel (link below), other than in those countries which hold television/online streaming rights.
START ORDERS/RESULTS (TBA)