American Olympians J.R. Celski, Chris Creveling and Jessica Smith-Kooreman are expected to highlight the field for the two-day Short Track Desert Classic, which is due to begin at the Utah Olympic Oval tomorrow.
Celski won 5,000 metres relay silver at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games having won bronze in the same event at Vancouver 2010, where he finished third in the 1,500m.
Creveling was one of Celski’s three team-mates in Sochi along with Eddy Alvarez and Jordan Malone as they finished in the runners-up spot behind Russia.
Smith-Kooreman is a two-time world silver medallist having come second in the 3,000m relay in 2012 and in the 3,000m two years ago.
"We’ve been training really hard all summer and our group is getting really strong," said Creveling.
"The Desert Classic allows us to get out of our comfort zone and look for some speed before the Fall World Cup Team Trials in October."
Other Americans expected to compete at some point over the two days include Lexi Burkholder, Adam Callister, Keith Carroll Jr, Kimi Goetz, Casey Mullarkey, Kristen Santos, April Shin and Aaron Tran.
Joining the short track national squad will be five members of the 2016-17 US short track junior development team.
The junior skaters arrived in Utah a week before the event to gain exposure to the national training programme and to participate in the team’s practices.
The Short Track Desert Classic will mark the first-ever competition for Ireland, who recently became sanctioned by the International Skating Union.
Other participating countries include Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
The Utah Olympic Oval hosted the long track speed skating events for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in and around Salt Lake City.