The annual "Champs Camp" takes place this week for the U.S. skaters assigned to the 2013-14 Grand Prix, so here's the thread for all news, photos, and other coverage via social media.
There should be 39 athletes attending with their coaches (I've noted the newbies with a *):
Men (8): *Max Aaron, Jeremy Abbott, *Jason Brown, Richard Dornbush, *Joshua Farris, Evan Lysacek, Ross Miner, Adam Rippon
Ladies (7): *Samantha Cesario, Christina Gao, Gracie Gold, Mirai Nagasu, Ashley Wagner, Agnes Zawadzki, Caroline Zhang
Pairs (7 teams): Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir, Lindsay Davis/Rockne Brubaker, Caydee Denney/John Coughlin, *Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier, *Alexa Scimeca/Chris Knierim, *Britney Simpson/Matthew Blackmer, *Felicia Zhang/Nate Bartholomay
Ice Dance (5 teams): *Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton, Madison Chock/Evan Bates, Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Madison Hubbell/Zach Donohue, Maia & Alex Shibutani
ETA this tweet by @USFigureSkating:
"We are gearing up for #ChampsCamp here in Colorado Springs. Get ready for tons of updates throughout the week!"
The newbies are excited - a sampling of tweets:
Alexa Scimeca @lexxapaige:
"So excited to take part in our first ever champs camp!!!! @ChrisKnierim #teamUSA"
Matt Blackmer @MattBmer last week:
"Champs camp is next week. And I'll be there. #IsThisRealLife?
Today is the travel day to Colorado Springs (for those not already there). ETA: A few are traveling early Tuesday.