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Dubreuil and Lauzon take 4CC title

Dubreuil and Lauzon take 4CC title

The third day of the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships continued with the Free Dance and Men’s Long program.

UPDATE: Canadian pairs skater Jessica Dubé, who suffered a facial laceration during the pairs long program Thursday, was discharged from…

Lysacek captures second Four Continents title

USA’s Evan Lysacek proved that his performance at the US Championships two weeks ago was no fluke. The two-time and reigning World bronze medalist overcame an almost 11 point deficit after the short program to win his second title at this event.

Three-time and current Canadian Champion Jeffrey Buttle settled for silver after a disappointing performance.

Skating to music from Bizet’s Carmen, Lysacek opened with a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop…

Meissner clinches Four Continents gold

Meissner clinches Four Continents gold

World Champion Kimmie Meissner pulled out all of the stops this afternoon to pull up from sixth place after a disappointing short program. In her first appearance at this event, the 17-year-old clinched the gold medal with a performance that brought the crowd to its feet.

“This title means…

Rochette leads at Four Continents

Rochette leads at Four Continents

The question that resonated throughout the ladies short program tonight was, ‘Does anybody really want to win this thing?’.

Only three ladies in the field of twenty-six skated a technically clean performance, and of those, only one is in the top three.

One by one, the top…

Belbin and Agosto snatch lead at Four Continents

USA’s Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto bested Canada’s Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in the original dance competition by over one point in this phase of the competition. However, even with the lead, the 2006 Olympic silver medalists were not at their best.

Dressed in black with red highlights, Belbin and Agosto performed their tango to Piazzolla’s Concierto para Quinteto and Oblivion, but the program seemed to lack the typical…

Shen and Zhao win Four Continents title

The Chinese pair team of Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao and their countrymen Qing Pang and Jian Tong reined supreme in the pairs free skate tonight with Shen and Zhao wowing the audience to clinch the gold medal and Pang and Tong earning the silver.

It was a competition that began with a horrible on- ice accident that ended up with Canadian pairs champion Jessica Dubé in the hospital.

Jessica Dubé…

Dubreuil and Lauzon waltz to lead at Four Continents

The 2007 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, which is taking place Feb. 7-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the equivalent to the European Figure Skating Championships and was first introduced by the ISU in 1999.

Twenty-one countries on four continents are eligible to send skaters to the event. This season, approximately 86 skaters from 14 different countries have come to compete in Colorado Springs, which also hosted last year’s…

Shen and Zhao lead pairs at Four Continents

Shen and Zhao lead pairs at Four Continents

China’s Xue Shen (28) and Hongbo Zhao (33) skated a beautiful program to Romanza by Bacarisse that showcased both the team’s world-class athleticism and their strong, yet balletic style. The two-time and reigning Olympic bronze medalists opened with a set of side-by-side triple toe loops followed by their renown gigantic throw triple…

Buttle leads men in Colorado Springs

Canada’s Jeffrey Buttle made a glorious return to the international scene by placing first in the short program in front of one of the most impressive fields that this competition has ever seen. After nursing a repetitive injury to his back after a fall, Buttle returned to competition in January to earn his fourth consecutive national title with relative ease.

“I’ve been spending most of the season off the ice…