2017 Skate America
|2017 Skate America|
|Date:||November 24 – 26|
|Location:||Lake Placid, New York|
|Host:||U.S. Figure Skating|
|Men's singles: |
|Ladies' singles: |
|Pair skating: |
Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot
|Ice dance: |
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
2016 Skate America
2018 Skate America
|Previous GP: |
2017 Internationaux de France
|Next GP: |
2017-18 Grand Prix Final
The 2017 Skate America was the sixth event of six in the 2017–18 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition series. It was held in Lake Placid, New York on November 24–26. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Skaters earned points toward qualifying for the 2017–18 Grand Prix Final.
Changes to preliminary assignments
|September 19||Men||N/A||Ross Miner||Host pick|
|September 19||Ladies||N/A||Bradie Tennell||Host pick|
|September 19||Pairs||N/A||Deanna Stellato / Nathan Bartholomay||Host pick|
|September 19||Ice dance||N/A||Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons||Host pick|
|November 10 and 13||Men||Alexander Petrov||Roman Sadovsky||Injury|
|November 16||Men||Cha Jun-hwan||Yan Han||Focus on injury rehabilitation|||
|November 17||Ladies||Choi Da-bin||Not replaced|
|November 20||Ladies||Anna Pogorilaya||Serafima Sakhanovich||Focus on injury rehabilitation|
|November 22||Men||Jorik Hendrickx||Liam Firus|
|November 22||Ice Dance||Isabella Tobias / Ilia Tkachenko||Not Replaced|
Rippon ranked first in the next segment, finishing 5.6 points ahead of Chen. Before skating, Rippon assisted in removing various insects on the ice. Having replaced the nicked blade, Chen stated, "I think that was a bad call. It was a little too sharp on the inside edge, and every time I pressed into it for sal(chow), toe and even flip, it would catch into the ice way harder than I was used to."
Kovtun withdrew due to a foot injury incurred during the short program and Samohin withdrew after dislocating his left shoulder when he fell on a quad Salchow. Rippon had some pain in his right shoulder after falling on a quad Lutz but was able to continue. Jin skated on two sprained ankles, but still achieved a free skate score and placement high enough to qualify for the Grand Prix final. Chen finished first overall by 9.43 points, Rippon won silver, and Voronov took bronze, with Rafael Arutyunyan coaching the top two.
|1||Nathan Chen||United States||275.88||1||104.12||2||171.76|
|2||Adam Rippon||United States||266.45||2||89.04||1||177.41|
|6||Ross Miner||United States||219.62||8||71.59||5||148.03|
Miyahara, first in the free skate, won gold with a 3.44-point margin over Sakamoto, who won her first Grand Prix medal (in her second appearance on the senior series). Making her senior Grand Prix debut, Tennell rose from fourth after the short program to take the bronze medal. Wagner withdrew due to a skin infection on her ankle.
|3||Bradie Tennell||United States||204.10||4||67.01||3||137.09|
|8||Karen Chen||United States||182.80||9||59.53||6||123.27|
|WD||Ashley Wagner||United States||64.12||6||64.12||withdrew|
In the free skate, Savchenko/Massot scored a personal best to win the title although Massot continued to be troubled by back pain. Yu/Zhang took the silver medal while Duhamel/Radford dropped to third.
|1||Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot||Germany||223.13||3||72.55||1||150.58|
|2||Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao||China||219.20||2||73.67||2||145.53|
|3||Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford||Canada||215.68||1||75.37||3||140.31|
|4||Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert||Russia||197.89||4||70.15||5||127.74|
|5||Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim||United States||189.07||5||64.27||6||124.80|
|6||Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro||Canada||187.81||7||59.97||4||127.84|
|7||Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier||United States||172.16||6||63.04||7||109.12|
|8||Deanna Stellato / Nathan Bartholomay||United States||165.00||8||57.18||8||107.82|
In the short dance, most teams received lower levels than they expected, with the exception of the Shibutanis, who scored a personal best and placed first with a 6.48-point lead over Cappellini/Lanotte.
The Shibutanis also ranked first in the free dance (by a margin of 6.14 points) and won the gold medal by over 12 points. Cappellini/Lanotte struggled with a lift but finished second overall and qualified to the Grand Prix Final along with the winners.
|1||Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani||United States||194.25||1||79.18||1||115.07|
|2||Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte||Italy||181.63||2||72.70||2||108.93|
|3||Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov||Russia||176.53||3||68.72||3||107.81|
|4||Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier||Canada||166.54||5||64.07||4||102.47|
|5||Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker||United States||163.53||7||62.15||5||101.38|
|6||Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro||Russia||160.28||4||64.20||6||96.08|
|7||Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed||Japan||155.80||6||62.30||8||93.50|
|8||Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu||China||149.36||9||55.57||7||93.79|
|9||Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons||United States||145.54||8||58.36||9||87.18|
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- 2017 Skate America at the International Skating Union