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2012 Four Continents Championships – Day 4

12 Feb

Sunday, February 12th –World Arena– Colorado Springs, Colo.

Useful Links

Twitter  #4CC  |   Official Event Program

Official Event Page   |   icenetwork.com Event Page

Schedule   |   Live Results/Starting Orders

Purchase Official Event Photos (From U.S. Championships)

Ladies Medalists Quotes

Saturday Recap

With the performances of the U.S. pairs, dance and ladies, Saturday at the Four Continents Championships was a great day for Team USA. In Pairs, all three U.S. teams skated clean programs and earned scores above 60 points, in dance, Meryl Davis & Charlie White lead a world class field and in ladies, Ashley Wagner and Caroline Zhang earned personal best scores to win the gold and bronze medal over a field which included two-time World champion and reigning Olympic silver medails Mao Asada.

On Sunday in Colorado Springs, the U.S. will have medal opportunities in pairs and in dance. The pairs competition will begin at Noon, while the free dance will begin at 2:45 p.m. (MT).

2012 Four Continents Championships – Day 3

11 Feb

Saturday, February 11th –World Arena– Colorado Springs, Colo.

Useful Links

Twitter  #4CC  |   Official Event Program

Official Event Page   |   icenetwork.com Event Page

Schedule   |   Live Results/Starting Orders

Purchase Official Event Photos (From U.S. Championships)

Men’s Free Skate Quotes

Ladies Short Program Quotes

Patrick Chan of Canada earned gold after throwing down two quads in his free skate to top the men’s field. Daisuke Takahashi of Japan came from third after the short program to earn silver and American Ross Miner jumped three spots after the short program to earn bronze in his first appearance at a Four Continents Championships.

In the ladies event, Mao Asada of Japan fought through a mistake on her opening jump to post the top score while U.S. champion Ashley Wagner posted a personal best and is less than one-quarter of a point behind. Kanako Murakami of Japan received the highest element score of the competition and is less than one point behind Asada.

On Saturday, the ladies will perform their free skate at 7 p.m. MT while the pairs and dance competitions will each open at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. MT respectively.

2012 Four Continents Championships – Day 2

10 Feb

Friday, February 10th –World Arena– Colorado Springs, Colo.

Useful Links

Twitter  #4CC  |   Official Event Program

Official Event Page   |   icenetwork.com Event Page

Schedule   |   Live Results/Starting Orders

Purchase Official Event Photos (From U.S. Championships)

Thursday Recap

Men’s Short Program Quotes

Day two at the Four Continents Championships will bring a conclusion to the men’s competition and the start of the ladies’. Yesterday, despite issues on his quad, Partick Chan build a comfortable lead heading into a long program where he has mentioned doing two quads. Surprise Takahito Mura, despite a fifth place finish in the Japanese Championships, is in second place aided by a quad-triple combination that earned him 15.97 points for his short program. Americans Ross Miner and Adam Rippon are in sixth and seventh respectively while Richard Dornbush is in 13th.

The ladies will begin their short program at 12:50 p.m. MT and there is a lot of intrigue in their competition.

How will Ashley Wagner skate in her first performance as U.S. champion?

Will the home ice advantage help Colorado Springs resident Agnes Zawadzki?

Will Caroline Zhang build off her strong performance in San Jose and throw down another great skate in Colorado Springs?

How will Mao Asada look in an international competition before a shot at a third World title?

Who will emerge with a spot in Nice for Canada? Amelie Lacoste or Cynthia Phaneuf?

Watch live on icenetwork.com or on Universal Sports to find out the answers to all these questions.

2012 Four Continents Championships – Day 1

9 Feb

Thursday, February 9th –World Arena– Colorado Springs, Colo.

Useful Links

Twitter  #4CC  |   Official Event Program

Official Event Page   |   icenetwork.com Event Page

Schedule   |   Live Results/Starting Orders

Purchase Official Event Photos (From U.S. Championships)

The ISU Four Continents Championships have returned to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the first time since 2007. This major international event is sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU) and features skaters from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Involved in the field are three of the four 2012 U.S. Champions as well as World champions and Olympic medalists.

The competition begins on Thursday at 8:45 p.m ET where 28 men will perform their short program. Americans Adam Rippon, Ross Miner and Richard Dornbush are in the same group as World champion Patrick Chan of Canada. This group is tentatively scheduled to begin skating at 11:14 p.m. ET.

The story lines for the American men are many. Rippon returns to a competition he won two years ago, how will he perform just two weeks after his best-ever finish at a U.S. Championships? Ross Miner took his second straight bronze medal at a U.S. Championships and he also earned Bronze internationally at the NHK Trophy earlier this year, will he be able to hit the podium in his first Four Continents appearance? After placing only 13th at the U.S. Championships, can Richard Dornbush, a late replacement for Jeremy Abbott, put together two clean programs and turn his season around?

Live streams will be available on both icenetwork and Universal Sports. Live coverage will also be shown on Universal Sports.

2012 Four Continents Program

9 Feb

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