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2006 Skate America: Men’s Highlights

Skate America was the first of six events of the ISU Grand Prix series and was held at the Hartford Civic Center, Oct 26-29, in Hartford, Conn. Over 60 skaters from 15 different countries competed for points and monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points go toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final, to which the top six competitors in points standings from each discipline will be invited…

2006 Skate America: Pairs Highlights

Rena Inoue and John Baldwin Jr. of the United States won their first Grand Prix gold medal in the pairs event, while teammates Naomi Nari Nam and Themistocles Leftheris also won theirs – the bronze. Poland’s Dorota Siudek and Mariusz Siudek won the silver in what was their first Skate America event.

Short Program

Performing to Steve Fisk’s Soul of Spain, Inoue and Baldwin, attempted to open with side-by-side double Axels,…

2006 Skate America: Ice Dance Highlights

In ice dance, Bulgaria’s Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski won the gold in their first appearance at a Skate America event. USA’s Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov won their first Skate America medal, a silver, at their third appearance (they placed fifth in 2002 and 2003). France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat won the bronze, their first senior Grand Prix medal.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance chosen for Skate America…

2006 Skate America: Ladies Highlights

Miko Ando of Japan won her first senior Grand Prix gold medal at her second visit to Skate America, while teammate Mao Asada captured the bronze. USA’s Kimmie Meissner settled for the silver in her first appearance at a Skate America event.

Short Program

Asada, who was last to skate, opened her routine with a triple Lutz followed by a good triple flip-triple loop combination. The Junior World silver medalist also…

2006 Skate America Preview

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating kicks off this week with Skate America in Hartford, Connecticut. Skate America is the first of six events where figure skaters earn points to qualify for the Grand Prix Final, held this year in St. Petersburg, Russia from December 14 – 17.

Grand Prix entrants are seeded by world rank and may participate in two point-scoring events. As the one exception, top pair…

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