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2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America Day Three

20 Oct

Useful Links

Twitter  #SA2013 | Photo Galleries

Official Event Page   |   icenetwork Event Page

Schedule   |   Live Results/Starting Orders

How to Watch Skate America

Men’s Short Program Video Recap

Short Dance Video Recap

Day Two Recap

Team USA earned four of a possible six medals on day two of the 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America as Meryl Davis and Charlie White captured their fourth straight Skate America title on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena.

For the first time skating on true home ice, in Detroit, Mich., in an international figure skating competition, the reigning World and U.S. champions stood atop the podium with a total of 188.23 points. With the win, the Detroit natives extended their winning streak to 13 consecutive ISU Grand Prix events dating back to 2009.

Skating to the music of Scheherazade, Davis and White dazzled to 112.53 points for their free dance, earning a GOE greater than one on each of their eight elements and racking up 10.21 points for their combination lift, the highest scoring element in the competition.

Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy earned their second-career Skate America silver medal with 168.49 points. The 2010 Olympians earned 98.61 points for their free dance. Americans Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani collected their sixth Grand Prix medal, bronze, with a total of 154.47 points, edging out their teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who finished with 152.98 points and finished in fourth.

Team USA took home two men’s medals with Adam Rippon enjoying the best Grand Prix finish of his career and winning the silver medal. Rippon, whose last Grand Prix medal was a bronze at 2010 Skate Canada, rebounded from a fall into the boards on his program-opening quad Lutz to put together a mostly clean program from there (with the exception of a popped triple Axel). Rippon finished with 241.24 points overall.

Max Aaron won bronze in his first career Grand Prix appearance. Like his teammate, Aaron rebounded from a missed quad to open his Carmen free skate. Aaron’s program was strong enough to help him move up from sixth after the short program into medal contention (he was second in the free skate). Rippon and Aaron will face off later this fall at 2013 NHK Trophy in Japan.

Japan’s Tatsuki Machida, who won bronze at this event last season, took home gold with a total score of 265.38 points, while America Jason Brown, also in his first Grand Prix, finished fifth.

They set a world record score earlier this season, and to open their Grand Prix season, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia out-did themselves and broke their own record in the pairs short program. With a score of 83.05, the reigning World champions are on top and look primed to defend their event title. In second place with 71.51 points are last year’s fourth-place finishers at the World Championships, Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada with 71.51 points and in third are Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia with 64.80 points.

Not far behind a spot on the podium are the contingent of three American pairs teams as reigning U.S. champs Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir are in fifth place with a personal best 62.56 points, 2012 U.S. champs Caydee Denney and John Coughlin are in sixth with 62.06 points and Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay are in seventh with 55.83 points.

In the ladies event, Mao Asada of Japan leads with a score of 73.18 points, followed by American Ashley Wagner and Elema Radionova of Russia. Asada opened her short program with a triple Axel and later added a clean triple loop-double loop in the second half. Wagner opened her program with a triple flip-triple toe and delivered it with a positive GOE en route to a personal best 69.26 points. Radionova, at just 14 years old, landed a triple Lutz-triple toe worth 10.90 points, the highest scoring element of the event, en route to 67.01 points and third place.

Day Three Schedule

Today at 2:30pm Pairs free skate
Today at 4:15pm Ladies free skate
Tonight at 7:30pm Skating Spectacular

2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America Day Two

19 Oct

Useful Links

Twitter  #SA2013 | Photo Galleries

Official Event Page   |   icenetwork Event Page

Schedule   |   Live Results/Starting Orders

How to Watch Skate America

Day One Recap

The 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America competition got under way Friday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, and with that, Meryl Davis and Charlie White took the first step toward a record fourth consecutive Skate America ice dance title with their sparkling short dance set to Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady. The reigning World titlists racked up 75.70 points and lead second-place finishers Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy, who tallied 69.88 points. U.S. bronze medalists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani sit third with 61.26 points, with 2012 U.S. bronze medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue next at 60.71 points. The free dance is set for 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Jason Brown, making his first Grand Prix Series appearance, finished second with his personal-best short program to “The Question of U” by Prince. Brown, the 2013 World Junior silver medalist, trails leader Tatsuki Machida of Japan, who chalked up 91.88 points with his “East of Eden” program. Machida won the bronze medal last year at Skate America. Adam Rippon, the 2012 U.S. silver medalist, is third with 80.26 points. He executed his first quad Lutz in competition. U.S. champion Max Aaron fell on his opening quad and is in sixth place with 75.91 points. The men’s free skate begins on Saturday night at 7.

Day Two

On day two, the first medals of the Grand Prix season will be awarded in the men’s and dance events while the ladies and pairs will perform their short programs. See the schedule below for more information:

Today at 12:00 p.m. Pairs short program
Today at 1:30 p.m. Ladies short program
Tonight at 7:00 p.m. Men’s free skate
Tonight at 9:00 p.m. Free dance

2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America Viewers’ Guide

16 Oct

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Twitter  #SA2013

Official Event Page   |   icenetwork Event Page

Schedule   |   Live Results/Starting Orders

2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America will take place Oct. 18‒20 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The following is a comprehensive list of how to follow the event:

Television

NBC will air live coverage of the ladies free skate and highlights of the men’s free skate and free dance from the previous day on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 4-6 p.m. (ET). Tom Hammond will call the action alongside Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, Tracy Wilson and Andrea Joyce. In conjunction with NBC’s live coverage, icenetwork will broadcast live backstage coverage with host Tanith Belbin. The feed will be free for all registered users (no subscription required).

IN Timesicenetwork

In addition to NBC’s coverage, icenetwork will provide live and on-demand coverage for Season Pass subscribers of the rest of the event.

The icenetwork team is led by Mike Mancuso (play-by-play), and features former Olympic, World and U.S. medalists. Returning to the broadcast booth are Tonia Kwiatkowski, a three-time U.S. medalist, and Tanith Belbin, a five-time U.S. ice dancing champion and Olympic silver medalist with Ben Agosto.

In addition to subscription video, icenetwork will offer free coverage of Skate America, including video, live results, event recaps, blogs and photo galleries. Free video content will include interviews and backstage footage. Belbin will host “AT&T Ice Desk Live” throughout the event, offering her insight and analysis on the competition, as well as conduct behind-the-scenes interviews. Icenetwork will provide a unique second-screen experience for fans throughout NBC’s live coverage on Sunday.

AT&T Ice Desk Live
“Ice Desk Live” will allow fans to hear insights, reactions and commentary from icenetwork’s assortment of talent covering the event. Hosted by Belbin, this fast-paced live show will include immediate reactions following competition, previews of what is about to come and questions from fans watching at home.

“AT&T Ice Desk Live” Streaming Schedule

Oct. 18
• Prior to the men’s short program at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 19
• Prior to the men’s free skate at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 20
• After the completion of the ladies free skate at 6:00 p.m.

Social Media
Event Hashtag: #SA2013
Follow along with everyone tweeting about the event and use the event hashtag yourself to add to the conversation!

All day, every day the U.S. Figure Skating Twitter will be bringing you news, updates and behind-the-scenes photos from the 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Follow @USFigureSkating on Twitter to be the most up-to-date on everything happening in Detroit.

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2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America Fact Sheet

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