Skate America gets underway Friday night at Joe Louis Arena with some of the best international skaters competing in what is considered the kickoff event for the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia.
Three ice dance teams that train in Metro Detroit will be among those competing; Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Alex & Maia Shibutani and Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue.
Competition continues through Sunday and all events are open to the public to buy tickets to attend.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Davis and White are 2010 Olympic Silver medalists in ice dance
They are both from metro Detroit. They train at Arctic edge of canton.
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