Watch Our Skaters Compete at the NHK Trophy this Weekend

Written By: Riedell | November 5, 2009

As the Olympic season grows closer, the Grand Prix Series in winding down.  This weekend, Japan will host the 2009 NHK Trophy.  The Trophy, event 4 out of 6 in the Grand Prix Series, is sure to entertain.  Riedell skaters Johnny Weir and Jeremy Abbot will represent Team USA, while Laura Lepisto represents Finland.

Laura is having one of her most electrifying seasons to date.  Earlier this season, she won the European title and came in a career-high 6th at the World Championships.  With her clean, strong skate, Lepisto is certainly in the running for a medal this weekend!

Both Jeremy Abbot and Johnny Weir are favorites in the US skating circuit, and both have exciting routines to bring to Japan.  Abbott will be skating to the Beatles “A Day in the Life” for his short program and his routine is full of strong jumps and crisp edges. Weir’s routine is one of the most difficult you’ll see on the ice this season.  Loaded full of spins and jumps, if Weir skates like the champion he is, you’ll be blown away!

Best of luck to the Riedell skaters this weekend!

Check out your favorite skaters this Sunday, November 8th from 2:00-4:00pm EST on NBC.  Then tell us what you thought about the competition!