2012 Skate Canada International
|2012 Skate Canada International|
|Date:||October 26 – 28, 2012|
Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
|Previous:||2011 Skate Canada|
|Next:||2013 Skate Canada|
|Previous GP:||2012 Skate America|
|Next GP:||2012 Cup of China|
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 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix, a series of senior-level international invitational competitions.
The event was held in the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario from October 26–28, 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 by July 1, 2012 were eligible to compete on the 2012 senior Grand Prix circuit.
The entries were as follows.
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. 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.
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. 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. Szolkowy wore tights which the ISU does not allow for men, however, the judges decided not to impose a costume deduction.
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. Fernandez continued his lead, winning the competition decisively by ten points over the reigning two-time World Champion, with Oda taking the bronze.
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. 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.
|5||Ross Miner||United States||213.60||8||69.41||4||144.19|
|7||Gracie Gold||United States||151.57||9||52.19||6||99.38|
|9||Caroline Zhang||United States||149.87||8||52.97||8||96.90|
|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 
|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|
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- Event website at Skate Canada