World Figure Skating Championships short dance, men’s free skate start orders

Tatsuki Machida
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The World Figure Skating Championships continue with the short dance and men’s free skate in Saitama, Japan, on Friday, 13 hours ahead of Eastern Time.

To minimize sleep deprivation, here’s a list of key skaters and when they’re scheduled to take the ice:

Short dance – Thursday night/Friday morning ET
12:58 a.m. — Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton (2012-13 U.S. junior champions)
1:38 a.m. — Yekaterina Bobrova/Dmitry Soloviyev (2013 World Championships bronze medalists from Russia)
1:45 a.m. — Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (2014 Olympics, ninth place)
1:51 a.m. — Yelena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov (2014 Olympic bronze medalists from Russia)
1:58 a.m. — Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat (2014 Olympics, fourth place, from France)
2:26 a.m. — Madison Chock/Evan Bates (2014 Olympics, eighth place)

Here’s the full short dance start order.

Men’s free skate – Friday morning ET
6:19 a.m. — Max Aaron (ninth place after short program)
6:35 a.m. — Jeremy Abbott (eighth after short program)
7:25 a.m. — Tatsuki Machida (first after short program, from Japan)
7:42 a.m. — Yuzuru Hanyu (third place after short program, from Japan)
7:51 a.m. — Javier Fernandez (second place after short program, from Spain)

Here’s the full men’s free skate start order.

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