When: Feb. 21-22.
U.S. chances to medal: The Americans would need to improve from the season, where in three races the team of Heather Richardson, Brittany Bowe and Jilleanne Rookard finished third, sixth and eighth.
Best of the rest: Germany is the two-time defending champion. The Netherlands is dominant, having won three races this World Cup season.
Little-known fact: While training at the Pettit Center in Milwaukee, Rookard became a disc jockey at the Incredi-Roll skate center in West Allis, Wis.