Friday, October 28th – Hershey Centre – Mississauga, ON
icenetwork.com (LIVE stream of Skate Canada)
The ladies short program has ended at 2011 Skate Canada with Ashley Wagner finishing in second place with a score of 54.50 points. Rachael Flatt is in third with 54.23 points and Mirai Nagasu is fifth with 52.73 points. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia is in first with a score of 59.57.
Ashley Wagner on her short program:
“Today went very well and I was extremely pleased with my short program. It was a clean program; my triple Lutz was a little shaky and I would have preferred it to have been a lot more solid, but for the start of my Grand Prix season, I’m very pleased with it. I have to keep the same mentality I had today for tomorrow and I think I’ll be set for this competition.”
“I am incredibly excited about how things went today. It was a great performance and a great start to the season so I’m looking forward to the long program tomorrow.”
The pairs are completing their short program. There are no Americans in this event. Skate Canada continues tonight with the men and ice dancing events.
In France, Keegan Messing, in his senior international debut, posted a scored of 77.75 points, and leads the Cup of Nice by more than 10 points. His program included a triple-triple combination and a level four straightline step sequence.
On Friday, the second ISU Grand Prix Series event, Skate Canada, will begin at 2:05 p.m. Eastern Time in Mississauga, ON. Here is a list of the members of Team USA that are participating:
Friday’s Schedule (All times Eastern)
Ladies Short Program: 2:05 p.m.
Pairs Short Program: 3:45 p.m.
Men’s Short Program: 7:30 p.m.
Ice Dancing Short Dance: 9:10 p.m.
If you haven’t already, make sure you submit your picks for the U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge (Free) before 2 p.m. Eastern Time.
In addition to Skate Canada five Team USA athletes will compete in the Cup of Nice which will begin for senior skaters today. Here is a list of the members of Team USA that are participating: