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Savchenko and Szolkowy take second Skate Canada title

Savchenko and Szolkowy take second Skate Canada title

With less than three points separating the top three teams, all skaters were under pressure to put out their best performances.

Overnight leaders Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy were able…

Asada captures Skate Canada gold

Asada captures Skate Canada gold

Japan’s Mao Asada and Yukari Nakano moved up two spots each to win the gold and silver, respectively.

Canada’s Joannie Rochette, who was in fifth after the short, also moved up to capture the bronze.

Skating to Fantaisie Impromptu

Virtue and Moir maintain lead in Quebec City

Virtue and Moir maintain lead in Quebec City

Overnight leaders Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir maintained their lead after earning a new personal best of 61.20 in the OD.

The Canadian silver medalists delivered a very difficult program to a Russian folk dance, exhibiting great expression…

Virtue and Moir win Skate Canada gold by a landslide

Virtue and Moir win Skate Canada gold by a landslide

A damper was cast over the Free Dance (FD) when USA’s Melissa Gregory and Dennis Petukhov took a horrible fall during the warm-up.

The U.S. silver medalists, who were in fourth after the Original Dance (OD),…

Joubert wins Skate Canada gold

Joubert wins Skate Canada gold

Overnight leader Brian Joubert maintained first place overall despite placing second in the long program (135.57 points) with a sub-par performance.

The Frenchman fell on a quadruple toeloop attempt, was penalized for using the wrong edges on two triple flips, and later bailed…

Virtue and Moir lead at Skate Canada

Virtue and Moir lead at Skate Canada

Skate Canada is the second of six events of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix (GP) series and is being held at the Colisee Pepsi, Nov. 2-4, in Quebec City (QC) Canada.

Approximately 56…

Savchenko and Szolkowy lead pairs at Skate Canada

Savchenko and Szolkowy lead pairs at Skate Canada

The pairs event proved to be a great one despite a small field of competitors. There were no falls, and only minor mistakes were made with the exception of…

Lepisto leads ladies in Quebec City

Lepisto leads ladies in Quebec City

Finland’s Laura Lepistö, who missed half of last season due to injury, made her senior debut on the Grand Prix circuit.

And it was a good one.

The Finnish silver medalist placed first after the short with a new…

Joubert takes easy lead at Skate Canada

Joubert takes easy lead at Skate Canada

Brian Joubert of France easily won the men’s short program, scoring 78.05 points – nearly 11 points ahead of teammate Yannick Ponsero who sits in second with 67.09 points.

Joubert opened his routine to All for You by Sebastien Damiani…