1997 Skate America

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1997 Skate America
Type: Champions Series
Date: October 23 – 25
Season: 1997–98
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Host: U.S. Figure Skating
Venue: Joe Louis Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Todd Eldredge
Ladies' singles:
United States Michelle Kwan
Pair skating:
Russia Marina Eltsova / Andrey Bushkov
Ice dance:
United States Elizabeth Punsalan / Jerod Swallow
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The 1997 Skate America was the first event of six in the 1997–98 ISU Champions Series, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on October 23–25. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 1997–98 Champions Series Final. The compulsory dance was the Golden Waltz.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Todd Eldredge  United States 1.5 1 1
2 Evgeni Plushenko  Russia 3.0 2 2
3 Alexander Abt  Russia 5.0 4 3
4 Scott Davis  United States 6.5 5 4
5 Viacheslav Zagorodniuk  Ukraine 8.5 3 7
6 Evgeny Pliuta  Ukraine 10.5 11 5
7 Takeshi Honda  Japan 10.5 9 6
8 Jayson Dénommée  Canada 11.0 6 8
9 Michael Chack  United States 14.0 10 9
10 Jens ter Laak  Germany 14.5 7 11
11 Gabriel Monnier  France 16.0 12 10
12 Stanick Jeannette  France 16.0 8 12

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Michelle Kwan  United States 1.5 1 1
2 Tara Lipinski  United States 3.0 2 2
3 Elena Sokolova  Russia 6.0 6 3
4 Angela Nikodinov  United States 6.0 4 4
5 Yulia Lavrenchuk  Ukraine 6.5 3 5
6 Julia Lautowa  Austria 8.5 5 6
7 Yuka Kanazawa  Japan 11.0 8 7
8 Fanny Cagnard  France 13.0 10 8
9 Angela Derochie  Canada 13.5 9 9
10 Tony Bombardieri  Italy 13.5 7 10
11 Franziska Guenther  Germany 16.5 11 11

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Marina Eltsova / Andrey Bushkov  Russia 1.5 1 1
2 Kyoko Ina / Jason Dungjen  United States 3.5 3 2
3 Evgenia Shishkova / Vadim Naumov  Russia 4.0 2 3
4 Michelle Menzies / Jean-Michel Bombardier  Canada 6.5 5 4
5 Mariana Khalturina / Andrey Kroukov  Kazakhstan 8.0 4 6
6 Danielle Hartsell / Steven Hartsell  United States 8.5 7 5
7 Shelby Lyons / Brian Wells  United States 10.0 6 7
8 Oľga Beständigová / Josev Bestandig  Slovakia 12.0 8 8

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP CD OD FD
1 Elizabeth Punsalan / Jerod Swallow  United States 2.0 1 1 1
2 Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 4.0 2 2 2
3 Anna Semenovich / Vladimir Fedorov  Russia 7.0 4 4 3
4 Kateřina Mrázová / Martin Šimeček  Czech Republic 7.0 3 3 4
5 Dominique Deniaud / Martial Jaffredo  France 10.6 5 6 5
6 Naomi Lang / Peter Tchernyshev  United States 11.4 6 5 6
7 Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe  Canada 14.0 7 7 7
8 Šárka Vondrková / Lukáš Král  Czech Republic 16.0 8 8 8

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