Icebreakers: Team USA’s Grand Prix Assignments Released, Adam Rippon Graces ESPN’s Cover and More

With the release of Team USA’s assignments for the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, offseason is flying by. Catch up on the latest figure skating articles in this week’s Icebreakers below.

Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

1. U.S. Figure Skating Grand Prix Entries Highlighted by World Champ Nathan Chen, Return of Gracie Gold (Team USA) – Team USA assignments for the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series were finally announced ahead of the new season.

2. Without Billie Jean King, Would We Have Adam Rippon? (PAPER) – Adam Rippon sat down with tennis legend Billie Jean King for a cross-generational discussion on sports, making history and more.

3. Adam Rippon on Coming Out and Competing for Gold (ESPN) – Adam Rippon is one of the covers of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue 2018. He discusses the athleticism figure skating takes, Olympic competition and more.

4. Mirai Nagasu to Skip Grand Prix, Will Not Skate at 2022 Olympics (NBC Sports) – Olympic Team Event bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu confirms she is sitting out the 2018 Grand Prix Series.

5. How Skater Nancy Kerrigan Inspired Nicole Richie’s Love of Design (ABC News) – Inspiration is everywhere. Nicole Richie shares being “swept up” by Nancy Kerrigan.