Ashley Wagner grabs a pic with Scotty McCreery backstage at the 2013 P&G Wal-Mart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice held at Izod Center on Wednesday night (December 11) in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The 22-year-old skater was joined by Gracie Gold and Agnes Zawaszki, as well as legends Kristi Yamaguchi, Paul Wylie, Nancy Kerrigan and more for the spotlight event.
“So honored to be a part of the #AmericanLegends show! The crowd was AH-mazing! Thank you New Jersey ?” Agnes, 19, wrote on Twitter.
Gracie, 18, added, “@ScottyMcCreery Loved skating with TeamUSA to your live performance. You were awesome! #AmericanLegends.”
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Gracie Gold strikes a pose for the USOC Media Summit in Park City, Utah earlier last month.
The 17-year-old Olympic hopeful was joined by team mate Agnes Zawadzki for the shoot, among her other team mates as well.
It was just announced that Gracie changed coaches ahead of the 2013 Sochi Winter Olympics and signed with Frank Carroll, who previously coached Michelle Kwan and Evan Lysacek.
“(Shizuka) Arakawa [of Japan] left her coach two months before the Olympics, and that worked out for her,” Gracie shared about changing ahead of the games. “I don’t feel nervous at all, just excited about the opportunities this season holds.”
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Check out these pics of Ashley Wagner and Agnes Zawadzki for the USOC portrait session!
The two hopeful Olympians joined teammates Gracie Gold and Christina Gao for the shoot earlier last week.
Ashley, 21, just recently made the announcement that she’s parting ways with her choreographer, Phillip Mills.
“To my surprise it looks like this info is already out there but I would like to announce that Phillip Mills and I r ending our relationship,” she wrote on Twitter. “He is an incredible and talented choreographer to work with and I wish him nothing but the best in the future! To answer everyone’s question, I simply wanted to try out a new choreographer and help my skating grow! :)”
Ashley is also seeking a coach to travel with her on the road, as her current coach John Nicks isn’t going to be traveling any more.
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Gracie Gold, Christina Gao and Agnes Zawadzki take over the ice at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships held at Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium on Sunday (February 10) in Osaka, Japan.
The three Team USA Olympic hopefuls showed off their skills with a short skate on Saturday (February 9) and a free skate.
Christina, 18, placed fourth overall, just after Japan’s Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami. Gracie, 17, took the sixth place spot.
“It wasn’t a very good performance,” Gracie shared with press after her performance. “I have a lot of time to prepare for worlds and think I will give a much better performance at worlds. I was nervous for my skate and was shaky on my practices. I wasn’t at the top of my game.”
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