The 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team was chosen at the United States National Figure Skating Championships which took place in Spokane, Washington in January of 2010.
Rachael Flatt is the 2010 U.S. National Figure Skating Champion, the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Champion, and the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Ladies Silver Medalist. At the 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, Rachael Flatt finished in 5th place. Her dream of competing internationally has come true. Her hope to compete in the Olympics has also become a reality.
In 2008, Nagasu surprised the skating world by winning the short program in the Senior Ladies event at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. She won the short program again in 2010. Mirai Nagasu's parents were born in Japan, so she holds dual citizenship. She is a citizen of both the United States and Japan. During the 2008 competition season, Mirai could not compete in the World Figure Skating Championships since she was too young. In 2009, she announced a coaching change. She now works with Frank Carroll.
Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White have had a successful skating career. After winning the United States Junior Ice Dancing title in 2006, they placed third in 2007 and second in 2008 at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. In 2009 and 2010, they won the U.S. Ice Dance title. They also won the 2009 Four Continents Championships and the 2009 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
In 1976, ice dancing was first introduced in the Olympics. Americans Colleen O'Connor and Jim Millns won a bronze medal in ice dancing at that Olympics. No other skaters have won an Olympic medal in ice dancing until Belbin and Agosto won the silver medal in 2006.