Posts Tagged ‘2011 Skate America’

Czisny wins gold at Skate America

Czisny wins gold at Skate America

Maybe it was not the performance that she was looking for, but 24 year-old Alissa Czisny captured her first Skate America title this afternoon in blistery Ontario, Calif. Czisny ended a four year drought for American ladies at…

Savchenko and Szolkowy seize third Skate America title

Savchenko and Szolkowy seize third Skate America title

After finishing in fifth place in yesterday’s pairs short program in Ontario, Calif., Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robyn Szolkowy rebounded to win the 2011 Skate America title….

Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

The ladies were the last to take to competition at Skate America in Ontario, Calif. on Saturday, and it was worth the wait. Reigning U.S. Champion Alissa Czisny leads the field, with 2011 European silver medalist Carolina Kostner nipping at her blades….

Zhang and Zhang lead pairs at Skate America

Zhang and Zhang lead pairs at Skate America

The pairs short program competition at Skate America this evening in Ontario, Calif., was perhaps the closest finish since the new judging system was introduced to the Grand Prix back…

Davis and White win second Skate America title

Davis and White win second Skate America title

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White waltzed away with their second consecutive Skate America title in Ontario, Calif., as expected, setting themselves up once again as contenders for the World title next March in Nice, France.

“It’s nice to have the first…

Brezina takes Skate America gold

Brezina takes Skate America gold

In what was an uneven competition, Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic came away with his first Grand Prix title in Ontario, Calif., at Skate America. Meanwhile, veteran competitor Kevin van der Perren moved up from fourth place to take the silver—his best…

Davis and White dance to easy lead at Skate America

Davis and White dance to easy lead at Skate America

It was USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s night to lose, and they came away with a decisive victory after the short dance. The World Champions take a commanding ten point lead…

Brezina jumps to lead at Skate America

Brezina jumps to lead at Skate America

It is figure skating’s equivalent of opening day—the first day of the ISU’s Grand Prix of Figure Skating competition. This year the first stop is Ontario, Calif., for Skate America where more than 50 athletes compete for…