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2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

The ISU created the Four Continents Championships to give non-European skaters an additional opportunity to compete and to earn prize money. The event is also supposed to promote skating in countries where the sport is not as developed yet. The inaugural event was held in 1999, and the championships have continued to grow year by year. This year’s event was held Jan 19-25 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton,…

2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Japan’s Yukina Ota was the winner in the ladies event, taking home her first Four Continents medal. Cynthia Phaneuf of Canada won silver, while USA’s Amber Corwin took home the bronze.

In the short, Corwin opened her program with a solid triple toe-triple toe combination followed by footwork into a slightly cheated triple Lutz. She fought for and kept a clean double Axel and produced nice spirals. Her cosmopolitan routine…

2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

China’s Qing Pang and Jian Tong won the pairs event, while teammates Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang took the silver. Canadians Valerie Marcoux and Craig Buntin captured the bronze.

Pang and Tong opened their short program with side-by-side triple toeloops, but Pang slightly stepped out of the landing on hers. The team then executed a a high throw triple loop followed by a good lift, and nice side-by-side spins. The…

2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Canada’s Jeffery Buttle won his second Four Continents gold medal in the mens event. Teammate Emanuel Sandhu captured the silver while Evan Lysacek (USA) won bronze.

Defending Four Continents Champion, Takeshi Honda of Japan, was forced to withdraw after the warmup for the short program. Honda has been battling an ankle injury for several weeks. He suffers from tendonitis and ligaments injured in a fall during practice.

“It has been ten…