2012 Skate Canada International

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2012 Skate Canada International
Type: Grand Prix
Date: October 26 – 28
Season: 2012–13
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 the second event of six in the 2012–13 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series.[1] It was held at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario on October 26–28.[2][3] Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 2012–13 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 dancing 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. 
  3. ^ "Windsor to host 2012 Skate Canada International". The Canadian Press. CTV. October 30, 2011. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Competitors for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2012/2013 Announced". International Skating Union. 2012-05-21. 
  5. ^ International Skating Union
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  17. ^ "Skate Canada: German pairs' costumes tighter than result". The Star.Com. October 27, 2012. 
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  24. ^ Flade, Tatjana (October 27, 2012). "Virtue and Moir win short dance by narrow margin". Golden Skate. 
  25. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (October 27, 2012). "Italians play even with Virtue, Moir in short dance". Icenetwork. 
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