Pairs skaters Marissa Castelli of Cranston and Simon Shnapir of Sudbury are expected to perform their free skate Saturday morning in the figure skating team event, if Team USA makes the cut.
Castelli and Shnapir ranked fifth among the pairs, following a disastrous outing by Jeremy Abbott in the men's singles.
The USA's strongest competitors -- world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White -- have yet to perform their short dance. Ashley Wagner will skate in the women's short program.
The Americans sit in seventh place overall, and only the top five countries advance to the free skate round. Each country can make substitutions before the free skate.
The pairs free skate will be carried live on NBC Sports Network during its 11 a.m. coverage window. NBC will air taped coverage of the pairs free skate at midnight.