2011–12 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

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2011–12 Grand Prix Final
Type: Grand Prix
Date: December 8 – 11, 2011
Season: 2011–12
Location: Quebec City, Canada
Host: Skate Canada
Venue: Pavillon de la Jeunesse
Prize money: Senior: $272,000 USD
Junior: $105,000 USD
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The 2011–12 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was an international figure skating competition in the 2011–12 season. The ISU Junior Grand Prix Final was organized together with the senior event. The two competitions were the culmination of two international series, the 2011–12 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating for senior-level skaters and the 2011–12 ISU Junior Grand Prix for juniors.

The competitions were held in Quebec City, Canada at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse, from December 8–11, 2011.[1] Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior and junior levels.

Medalists[edit]

Senior[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Canada Patrick Chan Japan Daisuke Takahashi Spain Javier Fernández
Ladies Italy Carolina Kostner Japan Akiko Suzuki Russia Alena Leonova
Pairs Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov
Ice dancing United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir France Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat

Junior[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men United States Jason Brown China Yan Han United States Joshua Farris
Ladies Russia Julia Lipnitskaia Russia Polina Shelepen Russia Polina Korobeynikova
Pairs China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong Canada Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry United States Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer
Ice dancing Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin Russia Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin

Schedule[edit]

(Local time, UTC/GMT -05:00):[2]

  • Wednesday, December 7
    • 09:00–16:50 – Official practices
  • Thursday, December 8
    • 08:30–15:40 – Official practices
    • 16:05–16:40 – Opening ceremony
    • 17:00–17:54 – Junior: Pairs short
    • 18:15–19:01 – Junior: Ladies' short
    • 19:20–20:12 – Junior: Short dance
    • 20:35–21:21 – Junior: Men's short
  • Friday, December 9
    • 06:45–10:55 – Official practices
    • 11:25–12:26 – Junior: Pairs free
    • 13:00–13:46 – Senior: Ladies short
    • 14:05–14:57 – Senior: Short dance
    • 15:00–15:10 – Victory ceremony: Junior pairs
    • 18:30–19:20 – Junior: Ladies free
    • 19:25–19:35 – Victory ceremony: Junior ladies
    • 20:00–20:54 – Senior: Pairs short
    • 21:15–22:01 – Senior: Men's short
  • Saturday, December 10
    • 08:00–13:45 – Official practices
    • 14:20–15:16 – Junior: Free dance
    • 15:40–16:33 – Senior: Ladies free
    • 16:55–17:52 – Senior: Men's free
    • 17:55–18:30 – Victory ceremonies: Senior ladies, Junior ice dancing, Senior men
    • 19:00–19:55 – Junior: Men's free
    • 20:15–21:20 – Senior: Pairs free
    • 21:25–21:55 – Victory ceremonies: Junior men, Senior pairs
  • Sunday, December 11
    • 08:15–12:40 – Official practices
    • 13:50–14:52 – Senior: Free dance
    • 14:55–15:10 – Victory ceremony: Senior ice dancing
    • 16:00–18:30 – Exhibitions

Qualifiers[edit]

Senior-level qualifiers[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2011 were eligible to compete at two senior 2011–12 Grand Prix events, including the 2011 Skate America, 2011 Skate Canada International, 2011 Cup of China, 2011 NHK Trophy, 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard, and 2011 Cup of Russia. They earned points at these events and the six highest ranking skaters/teams qualified for the senior Grand Prix Final.[3] The following skaters qualified for the 2011–2012 Grand Prix Final.

  • On December 8, it was announced that Mao Asada had withdrawn due to a family emergency.[4] There was no replacement.
Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 Canada Patrick Chan Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
2 Japan Daisuke Takahashi Japan Mao Asada Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
3 United States Jeremy Abbott Italy Carolina Kostner Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
4 Czech Republic Michal Březina Japan Akiko Suzuki China Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
5 Spain Javier Fernández United States Alissa Czisny Japan Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran France Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
6 Japan Yuzuru Hanyu Russia Alena Leonova Canada Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford Canada Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
Alternates
1st China Song Nan Russia Adelina Sotnikova Canada Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch Italy Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
2nd Japan Takahiko Kozuka United States Mirai Nagasu Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov Russia Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov
3rd United States Adam Rippon United States Ashley Wagner China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong Lithuania Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas

Junior-level qualifiers[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 13 by July 1, 2011 but had not turned 19 (singles and females of the other two disciplines) or 21 (male pair skaters and ice dancers) were eligible to compete at two 2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix events. They earned points at these events and the six highest ranking skaters/teams qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final.

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 China Yan Han Russia Julia Lipnitskaia China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin
2 United States Joshua Farris Russia Polina Shelepen China Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang Russia Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin
3 United States Jason Brown United States Vanessa Lam United States Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer Russia Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov
4 Russia Maxim Kovtun Japan Risa Shoji Canada Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry Ukraine Maria Nosulia / Evgen Kholoniuk
5 Japan Ryuju Hino China Li Zijun Russia Ekaterina Petaikina / Maxim Kurduykov Ukraine Anastasia Galyeta / Alexei Shumski
6 Japan Keiji Tanaka Russia Polina Korobeynikova Russia Tatiana Tudvaseva / Sergei Lisiev United States Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton
Alternates
1st Russia Artur Dmitriev, Jr. United States Samantha Cesario United States Lauri Bonacorsi / Travis Mager
2nd China Zhang He Russia Polina Agafonova Canada Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro Russia Valeria Zenkova / Valerie Sinitsin
3rd South Korea Lee June-Hyoung Japan Satoko Miyahara Czech Republic Klara Kadlecova / Petr Bidar Russia Evgenia Kosigina / Nikolai Moroshkin

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for the senior event was $272,000 USD and for the junior event, $105,000 USD.[6]

All senior disciplines (couples split the sum):

Placement Prize (US$)
1st 25,000
2nd 18,000
3rd 12,000
4th 6,000
5th 4,000
6th 3,000

Junior single skating:

Placement Prize (US$)
1st 6,000
2nd 5,000
3rd 4,000
4th 3,000
5th 2,000
6th 1,000

Junior pairs and ice dancers (couples split the sum):

Placement Prize (US$)
1st 9,000
2nd 7,500
3rd 6,000
4th 4,500
5th 3,000
6th 1,500

Senior-level results[edit]

Men[edit]

Chan won both segments to win his second Grand Prix Final title, while Takahashi pulled up from fifth in the short to win the silver medal. Fernandez was the first Spaniard to qualify for a Grand Prix Final and also the first to win a medal at the event.[7][8]

Rank Name Nation Total points[9] SP[10] FS[11]
1 Patrick Chan  Canada 260.30 1 86.63 1 173.67
2 Daisuke Takahashi  Japan 249.12 5 76.49 2 172.63
3 Javier Fernández  Spain 247.55 3 81.26 4 166.29
4 Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan 245.82 4 79.33 3 166.49
5 Jeremy Abbott  United States 238.82 2 82.66 5 156.16
6 Michal Březina  Czech Republic 218.98 6 75.26 6 143.72

Ladies[edit]

Kostner won the short program, with Suzuki in second and Leonova in third.[12][13] Kostner also won the free skate to take the gold medal, while Suzuki and Leonova held on for silver and bronze respectively, despite Tuktamysheva placing second in the free.[14][15] Kostner became the first Italian single skater to win the Grand Prix Final and is second overall after Barbara Fusar-Poli and Maurizio Margaglio, who won the ice dancing title in 2000. Mao Asada withdraw due to her mother's serious illness.

Rank Name Nation Total points[16] SP[17] FS[18]
1 Carolina Kostner  Italy 187.48 1 66.43 1 121.05
2 Akiko Suzuki  Japan 179.76 2 61.30 3 118.46
3 Alena Leonova  Russia 176.42 3 60.46 4 115.96
4 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva  Russia 174.51 5 54.99 2 119.52
5 Alissa Czisny  United States 156.97 4 60.30 5 96.67
WD Mao Asada  Japan

Pairs[edit]

The senior pairs produced the closest battle for gold, with only 0.18 points separating the top two at the end of the event. Volosozhar and Trankov placed first in the short program[19][20] while Savchenko and Szolkowy were first in the free skate to win their third Grand Prix Final title.[21][22]

Rank Name Nation Total points[23] SP[24] FS[25]
1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy  Germany 212.26 2 69.82 1 142.44
2 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov  Russia 212.08 1 71.57 2 140.51
3 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov  Russia 187.77 4 61.37 3 126.40
4 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao  China 182.54 3 63.43 4 119.11
5 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada 170.43 5 61.04 5 109.39
6 Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran  Japan 164.42 6 59.54 6 104.88

Ice dancing[edit]

Davis and White won their third consecutive Grand Prix Final, while Virtue and Moir won the silver and Pechalat and Bourzat the bronze.[26][27] According to the initial results, Davis and White won both segments of the competition but the ISU announced on December 28 that there had been a calculation error and that Virtue and Moir had won the free dance by 0.5.[28] The ISU explained: "The calculation program used up to and including the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final had erroneously calculated the Dance result with the previous Grade of Execution (GOE) for the Combination Lift, which was upgraded with ISU Communication 1677 in July 2011."[28]

Rank Name Nation Total points[29] SD[30] FD[31]
1 Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States 188.55 1 76.17 1 112.38
2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 183.34 2 71.01 2 112.33
3 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat  France 169.69 3 68.68 3 101.01
4 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje  Canada 166.07 4 66.24 4 99.83
5 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani  United States 160.55 5 65.53 5 95.02
6 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev  Russia 157.30 6 64.05 6 93.25

Junior-level results[edit]

Junior men[edit]

Joshua Farris won the short program, with Jason Brown in second and Yan Han in third.[32][33] Brown won the gold medal after placing second in the free skate, Yan won the segment to take the silver medal, and Farris took the bronze.[34][35]

Rank Name Nation Total points[36] SP[37] FS[38]
1 Jason Brown  United States 208.41 2 68.77 2 139.64
2 Yan Han  China 205.93 3 64.23 1 141.70
3 Joshua Farris  United States 203.98 1 72.99 3 130.99
4 Maxim Kovtun  Russia 193.76 4 63.68 4 130.08
5 Ryuju Hino  Japan 172.75 5 60.12 6 112.63
6 Keiji Tanaka  Japan 171.14 6 58.15 5 112.99

Junior ladies[edit]

Lipnitskaia won the short, followed by Shelepen and Lam in second and third respectively.[39] In the free skate, Lipnitskaia and Shelepen again placed first and second to win gold and silver, while Korobeynikova moved up from fifth to take the bronze medal and produce a Russian sweep.[40][41]

Rank Name Nation Total points[42] SP[43] FS[44]
1 Julia Lipnitskaia  Russia 179.73 1 59.98 1 119.75
2 Polina Shelepen  Russia 162.34 2 54.99 2 107.35
3 Polina Korobeynikova  Russia 151.18 5 45.24 3 105.94
4 Li Zijun  China 146.53 6 43.10 4 103.43
5 Vanessa Lam  United States 145.62 3 54.34 5 91.28
6 Risa Shoji  Japan 134.35 4 51.53 6 82.82

Junior pairs[edit]

Sui and Han won the short program.[45][46] They also placed first in the free skate to win their second Junior Grand Prix Final title.[47][48] Bobak and Beharry won the silver medal while Simpson and Blackmer took the bronze, with both couples in their first season together.

Rank Name Nation Total points[49] SP[50] FS[51]
1 Sui Wenjing / Han Cong  China 160.43 1 57.43 1 103.00
2 Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry  Canada 152.65 2 52.77 2 99.88
3 Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer  United States 146.35 3 50.91 5 95.44
4 Ekaterina Petaikina / Maxim Kurduykov  Russia 146.17 4 48.75 4 97.42
5 Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang  China 144.71 5 46.83 3 97.88
6 Tatiana Tudvaseva / Sergei Lisiev  Russia 133.79 6 45.47 6 88.32

Junior ice dancing[edit]

Sinitsina and Zhiganshin won the short dance over Yanovskaya and Mozgov.[33][52] They then won the free dance to take the gold medal, while Stepanova and Bukin rebounded from a fall in the short dance to place second in the free but Yanovskaya and Mozgov stayed in second overall.[53] Russia swept the podium.[35]

Rank Name Nation Total points[54] SD[55] FD[56]
1 Victoria Sinitsina / Ruslan Zhiganshin  Russia 147.53 1 60.47 1 87.06
2 Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov  Russia 136.61 2 56.22 3 80.39
3 Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin  Russia 135.17 4 52.48 2 82.69
4 Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton  United States 129.01 5 51.59 4 77.42
5 Anastasia Galyeta / Alexei Shumski  Ukraine 115.17 6 50.13 5 65.04
6 Maria Nosulia / Evgen Kholoniuk  Ukraine 113.79 3 53.95 6 59.84

Medal count[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 2 3 4 9
2  United States 2 0 2 4
3  Canada 1 2 0 3
4  China 1 1 0 2
5  Germany 1 0 0 1
5  Italy 1 0 0 1
7  Japan 0 2 0 2
8  Spain 0 0 1 1
8  France 0 0 1 1

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