Skating stars come out, hit the ice for practice

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 am

They're a little jet-lagged and wary of the frigid weather outside, but skating's biggest stars are making themselves at home at the CenturyLink Center.

Tuesday, as junior-level skaters took the ice on the third day of competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, senior-level skaters began turning up at the practice rink. A small crowd of coaches, family members and fans got a first look at top ladies skaters, including defending champion Ashley Wagner, 2010 Olympian — and former national champion — Mirai Nagasu and senior newcomer Gracie Gold.

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