Evan Lysacek, Johnny Weir, Jeremy Abbott, Ashley Wagner, Mirai Nagasu, you get the idea).

Some skaters receive automatic byes depending on how they did in their prior seasons.

If they place in the top four at their respective sectionals, it's on to Omaha and steaks!

US Figure Skating has divided the country into nine regions.

bronze medalists (as juniors in 2008, as seniors in '11) and two-time bronze medalists in the Grand Prix Series.

Parents are Eric (cardiologist) and Nancy (artist) ...

They spoke about their potential next steps in April during Figure Skating in Harlem's annual ice benefit in NYC.

For Tanith, it includes a move back to Michigan to be closer to friends and family, including boyfriend Charlie White (ice dancer with Meryl Davis), where she'll pursue broadcasting opportunities. Mac Farlane - if you're a skating fan, please please put Ben in an episode involving Stewie).

Click here to see which state belongs in which region.

Here is the 2012-2013 regional championships schedule: You may not see familiar faces at these events (e.g.

The list of scheduled skaters with state ties grew by two when it was announced this week that U. ice-dance bronze medalists Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates of the Arctic Figure Skating Club in Canton will be added for several shows beginning with the Palace stop. He's currently managing dueling professions: he's also competing on "Dancing with the Stars" with professional partner Anna Trebunskaya. Now in his eighth season with Stars, Eldredge, who'll be 39 on Aug.