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2004 Skate Long Beach: Ladies Highlights

Japan’s Mao Asada was the gold medal winner in the Ladies event, while USA’s Kimberly (Kimmie) Meissner won her second consecutive silver in the JGP series. Teammate Danielle Kahle won the bronze in what is slated to be her only JGP event of the season before the JGP final.

Skating to music from The Wizard of Oz, Asada attempted a triple Lutz/double loop combination but stumbled out of the loop….

2004 Skate Long Beach: Ice Dance Highlights

USA’s Morgan Matthews and Maxim Zavozin won their second consecutive JGP event – their first was in Courchevel, France last month. Siobhan Karam and Joshua McGrath of Canada won the silver, while Russia’s Anastasia Gorshkova and Ilia Tkachenko won the bronze.

The Compulsory Dance (CD) for this event was the Argentine Tango. It was invented by Reginald J. Wilkie and Daphne B. Wallis and first performed in 1934 at the…

2004 Skate Long Beach: Men’s Highlights

USA’s Dennis Phan was the winner of the gold medal in the men’s discipline, while teammate Princeton Kwong picked up the bronze. Christopher Mabee of Canada won the silver, trailing Phan by only 2.1 points.

When Phan took to the ice, the crowd clapped and yelled “Happy Birthday” while waiting for Naoto Saito’s (JPN) marks to be announced. Skating to dramatic music from the soundtrack of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,…

2004 Skate Long Beach: Pairs Highlights

The third of eight ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating series took place September 9-12, 2004 in Long Beach, Calif. Skate Long Beach, which was hosted by the Glacier Falls Figure Skating Club, featured over 70 skaters competing in the ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing disciplines.

Throughout the JGP series, approximately 400 skaters world-wide are expected to compete for titles and monies totaling $365,000. The top eight…