2012 Skate Canada International

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2012 Skate Canada International
Type: Grand Prix
Date: October 26 – 28
Season: 2012–2013
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Host: Skate Canada
Venue: WFCU Centre
Champions
Men's singles:
Spain Javier Fernández
Ladies' singles:
Canada Kaetlyn Osmond
Pair skating:
Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Ice dancing:
Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
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The 2012 Skate Canada International was an ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating competition in the 2012–2013 season. Organized by Skate Canada, it was the second of six events in the 2012–2013 ISU Grand Prix,[1] a series of senior-level international invitational competitions.

The event was held at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario on October 26–28, 2012.[2][3] 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.

Eligibility[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2012 were eligible to compete on the 2012 senior Grand Prix circuit.

Prior to competing in a Grand Prix event, skaters were required to have earned the following scores(3/5 of the top scores at the 2012 World Championships):[4]

Discipline Minimum
Men 159.66
Ladies 113.43
Pairs 120.90
Ice dance 109.59

Entries[edit]

The entries were as follows.[5]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
 Azerbaijan Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov
 Canada Patrick Chan
Liam Firus
Elladj Balde
Amelie Lacoste
Kaetlyn Osmond
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
 France Florent Amodio Daria Popova / Bruno Massot Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones
 Georgia Elene Gedevanishvili
 Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
 United Kingdom Stacey Kemp / David King
 Italy Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
 Japan Takahito Mura
Nobunari Oda
Kanako Murakami
Akiko Suzuki
 Kazakhstan Denis Ten
 Russia Artur Gachinski Ksenia Makarova
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Polina Shelepen
Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko
 Spain Javier Fernández
 United States Ross Miner Gracie Gold
Caroline Zhang
Lindsay Davis / Mark Ladwig
Tiffany Vise / Don Baldwin
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue

Mary Beth Marley / Rockne Brubaker withdrew from the pairs event due to the end of their partnership[6] and Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert withdrew due to injury.[7]

Overview[edit]

Georgia's Elene Gedevanishvili won the ladies' short program by 0.24 points ahead of Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond, with Russia's Ksenia Makarova in third.[8][9] Kaetlyn Osmond won the competition, but Japan's Akiko Suzuki won the free skate, climbing up from fifth to take the silver, while Japanese teammate Kanako Murakami won the bronze.[10][11][12]

Germany's Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy took the lead in the pairs' event, almost eight points ahead of Canada's Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford, while Italy's Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek rounded out the top three after the short program.[13][14] The standings remained the same after the free skate, with the Germans winning by over 21 points over the Canadians, while the Italians finishing 18 points behind in bronze.[15][16] Szolkowy wore tights which the ISU does not allow for men, however, the judges decided not to impose a costume deduction.[17][18]

Spain's Javier Fernández placed first in the men's short program, three points ahead of Canada's Patrick Chan and Japan's Nobunari Oda.[19][20] Fernandez continued his lead, winning the competition decisively by ten points over the reigning two-time World Champion, with Oda taking the bronze.[21][22][23]

Canada's Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir edged out Italy's Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte by 0.01 points to win the short dance, with Russians Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko nine points behind in third.[24][25] The standings remained the same after the free, with the Canadians winning by over nine points over the Italians and the Russians 17 points behind in third.[26][27][28]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Javier Fernández  Spain 253.94 1 85.87 1 168.07
2 Patrick Chan  Canada 243.43 2 82.52 2 160.91
3 Nobunari Oda  Japan 238.34 3 82.14 3 156.20
4 Florent Amodio  France 218.72 5 74.61 5 144.11
5 Ross Miner  United States 213.60 8 69.41 4 144.19
6 Denis Ten  Kazakhstan 203.70 4 75.26 8 128.44
7 Elladj Baldé  Canada 199.94 6 72.46 9 127.48
8 Takahito Mura  Japan 199.74 9 62.10 6 137.64
9 Artur Gachinski  Russia 199.58 7 69.74 7 129.84
10 Liam Firus  Canada 169.67 10 60.50 10 109.17

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Kaetlyn Osmond  Canada 176.45 2 60.56 2 115.89
2 Akiko Suzuki  Japan 175.16 5 55.12 1 120.04
3 Kanako Murakami  Japan 168.04 4 56.21 4 111.83
4 Elizaveta Tuktamysheva  Russia 168.00 6 55.10 3 112.90
5 Elene Gedevanishvili  Georgia 160.52 1 60.80 5 99.72
6 Ksenia Makarova  Russia 154.11 3 58.56 9 95.55
7 Gracie Gold  United States 151.57 9 52.19 6 99.38
8 Amélie Lacoste  Canada 151.44 7 53.81 7 97.63
9 Caroline Zhang  United States 149.87 8 52.97 8 96.90
10 Polina Shelepen  Russia 124.29 10 46.18 10 78.11

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy  Germany 201.36 1 72.26 1 129.10
2 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada 190.49 2 64.49 2 126.00
3 Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 172.03 3 59.79 3 112.24
4 Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers  Canada 158.33 4 52.88 4 105.45
5 Daria Popova / Bruno Massot  France 149.37 5 48.43 5 100.94
6 Tiffany Vise / Don Baldwin  United States 141.21 7 46.47 6 94.74
7 Lindsay Davis / Mark Ladwig  United States 122.26 6 47.05 7 75.21

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points SD FD
1 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 169.41 1 65.09 1 104.32
2 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte  Italy 160.06 2 65.08 2 94.98
3 Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko  Russia 143.39 3 55.80 3 87.59
4 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier  Canada 136.74 5 53.71 4 83.03
5 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue  United States 135.16 4 54.84 6 80.32
6 Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov  Azerbaijan 132.80 7 50.92 5 81.88
7 Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones  France 130.75 6 51.67 7 79.08
8 Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill  Canada 126.60 8 50.00 8 76.60

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Announcement". International Skating Union. 
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  5. ^ International Skating Union
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