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- Published: January 17, 2008
The Compulsory Dance (CD) of the event was the Yankee Polka, which consists of two sequences and was created by James Sladky, Judy Schwomeyer and Ron Ludington. It was first performed in 1969.
Tessa Virtue (18) and Scott Moir (20), who skated last, were clearly in a class by themselves. The team showed excellent precision in their steps and timing and are in first place with 40.04 points.
Allie Hann-McCurdy (20) and Michael Coreno (23) showed very good character in their polka, displaying a lightness and fun of the dance. The earned 32.62 points for a second place finish.
Kaitlyn Weaver (18) and Andrew Poje (20) exhibited power, speed, and very good flow in their dance, and are currently in third place with 32.54 points.
Newcomers (partnerships) Siobhan Karam/Kevin O’Keefe and Mylene Girard/Liam Dougherty are currently in fourth and fifth place, respectively.