When: Feb. 19, short; Feb. 20, free.
Best of the U.S.: Two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner was the top U.S. finisher at the last two worlds, placing fifth and fourth. Gracie Gold was the runaway winner at nationals, where Wagner tumbled to fourth.
Best of the rest: Reigning world and Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea; two-time world champion and reigning Olympic silver medalist Mao Asada of Japan; Russian prodigy Julia Lipnitskaia, 15, who just became the youngest European women's champion ever; Akiko Suzuki, new Japanese champion and, at 28, grande dame of the field; erratic but elegant 2012 world champion Carolina Kostner of Italy.
U.S. chances to medal: Wagner looked like a strong contender until falling apart at nationals. She and/or Gold would need two clean programs and missteps by others to make the podium. No U.S. woman has won a world or Olympic medal since 2006.
Little-known fact: This is the first time since 1932 that the women's gold and silver medalists from the previous Olympics will be competing again.