2012 Skate America
|2012 Skate America|
|Date:||19 October – 21 October|
|Host:||U.S. Figure Skating|
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Meryl Davis / Charlie White
|Previous:||2011 Skate America|
|Next:||2013 Skate America|
|Next GP:||2012 Skate Canada International|
The 2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America was an international figure skating competition in the 2012–2013 season. It was the first of six events in the 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a series of senior-level invitational competitions.
In May 2012, it was announced that the competition would be held at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington from October 19–21, 2012. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters also earned points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final.
Skaters who reached the age of 14 before July 1, 2012 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit.
The entries were as follows.
Yuzuru Hanyu posted a world record score in the men's short program for a ten-point lead over teammate Takahiko Kozuka, with American Jeremy Abbott in third. Kozuka won the gold medal after placing first in the free skate, Hanyu dropped to second overall, and Tatsuki Machida rounded out a Japanese sweep of the podium by winning bronze, his first Grand Prix medal.
American Ashley Wagner led after the ladies' short program, followed by Russia's Adelina Sotnikova and American Christina Gao. Wagner then placed first in the free skate to win her first GP gold, while Gao rose to take the silver, her first GP medal, and Sotnikova slipped to third.
Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov placed first in the pairs' short program ahead of China's Pang Qing / Tong Jian and Americans Caydee Denney / John Coughlin. The pairs maintained their positions in the free skate. Volosozhar / Trankov won their third GP title, Pang / Tong finished second, and Denney / Coughlin took the bronze, their first Grand Prix medal.
Americans Meryl Davis / Charlie White won the short dance, ahead of Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje and Russia's Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev. Davis / White also placed first in the free dance to win their third consecutive Skate America title, while Bobrova and Soloviev moved up to win the silver, their fifth medal on the GP series, and Weaver and Poje took the bronze, their sixth GP medal.
|5||Jeremy Abbott||United States||211.35||3||77.71||8||133.64|
|6||Michal Brezina||Czech Republic||209.67||6||69.26||4||140.41|
|7||Armin Mahbanoozadeh||United States||203.65||7||68.27||7||135.38|
|8||Tomas Verner||Czech Republic||197.36||9||58.79||6||138.57|
|9||Douglas Razzano||United States||187.83||10||57.06||9||130.67|
|1||Ashley Wagner||United States||188.37||1||60.61||1||127.76|
|2||Christina Gao||United States||174.25||3||56.63||2||117.62|
|6||Maé Bérénice Méité||France||155.95||4||54.41||7||101.54|
|9||Rachael Flatt||United States||136.09||10||43.72||9||92.37|
|1||Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov||Russia||195.07||1||65.78||1||129.29|
|2||Pang Qing / Tong Jian||China||185.16||2||61.96||2||123.20|
|3||Caydee Denney / John Coughlin||United States||177.43||3||60.75||3||117.47|
|4||Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès||France||167.66||4||55.76||4||111.90|
|5||Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir||United States||164.19||5||55.67||5||108.52|
|6||Gretchen Donlan / Andrew Speroff||United States||131.26||7||40.54||6||90.72|
|7||Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnopolski||Israel||119.02||6||40.66||7||78.36|
|1||Meryl Davis / Charlie White||United States||176.28||1||71.39||1||104.89|
|2||Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev||Russia||159.95||3||62.91||2||97.04|
|3||Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje||Canada||157.32||2||65.79||3||91.53|
|4||Lynn Kriengkrairut / Logan Giulietti-Schmitt||United States||141.41||4||53.89||4||87.52|
|5||Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi||Germany||132.57||5||52.30||5||80.27|
|6||Lorenza Alessandrini / Simone Vaturi||Italy||125.74||6||50.36||6||75.38|
|7||Anastasia Cannuscio / Colin McManus||United States||122.37||7||47.98||7||74.39|
- "Announcement". International Skating Union.
- "2012 Hilton Hhonors Skate America to be held at Showare Center in Kent, Wash. (Seattle)". U.S. Figure Skating. 2012-05-04.
- Hunter, Steve (2012-05-04). "Kent's ShoWare Center snags international figure skating competition". Maple Valley Reporter.
- Wood, Terry (2012-05-04). "Kent's ShoWare Center will host 2012 Skate America event". The Seattle Times.
- "Competitors for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2012/2013 Announced". International Skating Union. 2012-05-21.
- International Skating Union
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- Rutherford, Lynn (2012-10-19). "Subpar Volosozhar, Trankov good enough for lead". Icenetwork.
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- Rutherford, Lynn (2012-10-20). "Russian, Chinese pairs suffer through to go 1-2". Icenetwork.
- Walker, Elvin (2012-10-21). "Davis and White waltz to lead at Skate America". GoldenSkate.
- Rutherford, Lynn (2012-10-20). "Davis, White put classic ballet on ice, take lead". Icenetwork.
- Walker, Elvin (2012-10-22). "Davis and White win third consecutive Skate America title". GoldenSkate.
- Rutherford, Lynn (2012-10-21). "'Love' powers Davis, White to Skate America gold". Icenetwork.