Posts Tagged ‘2011 Skate Canada’

Virtue and Moir win third Skate Canada gold

Virtue and Moir win third Skate Canada gold

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada danced effortlessly to their third Skate Canada title as the event wrapped up Sunday in Mississauga, Ontario. Teammates Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje clinched the silver medal,…

Chan skates to victory; Fernandez writes history

Chan skates to victory; Fernandez writes history

To the delight of the home crowd, World Champion Patrick Chan of Canada skated to the gold medal at Skate Canada International in Mississauga on Saturday. Spaniard Javier Fernandez wrote history by winning the silver, the first Grand Prix medal for…

Volosozhar and Trankov take gold in Grand Prix debut

Volosozhar and Trankov take gold in Grand Prix debut

Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov didn’t have much trouble winning their first Grand Prix event as a team at Skate Canada International on Saturday, but their performance wasn’t as perfect as…

Prodigy Tuktamysheva strikes gold in Grand Prix debut

Prodigy Tuktamysheva strikes gold in Grand Prix debut

Russian prodigy Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva claimed the gold in her senior Grand Prix figure skating debut at Skate Canada International on Saturday, outshining more experienced competitors. Akiko Suzuki of Japan won the free skating to move up from fourth to second…

Virtue and Moir take easy lead at Skate Canada

Virtue and Moir take easy lead at Skate Canada

 

Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada looked relaxed and happy and had no trouble dancing to a clear lead in the Short Dance at Skate Canada International on…

Spain’s Fernández surprises at Skate Canada

Spain’s Fernández surprises at Skate Canada

Javier Fernández of Spain was the big winner Friday at Skate Canada International, beating two World Champions en route to his first place in the Men’s short program. 2010 World Champion Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) and 2011 World Champion Patrick Chan (CAN) had…

Volosozhar and Trankov lead pairs at Skate Canada

Volosozhar and Trankov lead pairs at Skate Canada

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia clearly won the Pairs short program ahead of Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford and Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran on…

Tuktamysheva upsets favorites at Skate Canada

Tuktamysheva upsets favorites at Skate Canada

Russia’s Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva won the Ladies short program at Skate Canada International Friday in Mississauga as the favorites stumbled. Two U.S. competitors, Ashley Wagner and Rachael Flatt, placed second and third.

Tuktamysheva had a strong figure skating debut at the…