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2017 Skate America

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2017 Skate America
Type:Grand Prix
Date:November 24 – 26
Season:2017–18
Location:Lake Placid, New York
Host:U.S. Figure Skating
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Nathan Chen
Ladies' singles:
Japan Satoko Miyahara
Pair skating:
Germany Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot
Ice dance:
United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
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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.

Entries

The ISU published the preliminary assignments on May 26, 2017.[1][2][3][4]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
 Canada Liam Firus
Kevin Reynolds
Roman Sadovsky
Gabrielle Daleman Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
 China Jin Boyang
Yan Han
Li Xiangning Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
 Germany Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot
 Israel Daniel Samohin
 Italy Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
 Japan Takahito Mura Satoko Miyahara
Kaori Sakamoto
Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed
 Russia Maxim Kovtun
Sergei Voronov
Alena Leonova
Serafima Sakhanovich
Polina Tsurskaya
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov
Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro
 Slovakia Nicole Rajičová
 United States Nathan Chen
Ross Miner
Adam Rippon
Karen Chen
Bradie Tennell
Ashley Wagner
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim
Deanna Stellato / Nathan Bartholomay
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

Changes to preliminary assignments

Date Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes Refs
September 19 Men N/A United States Ross Miner Host pick
September 19 Ladies N/A United States Bradie Tennell Host pick
September 19 Pairs N/A United States Deanna Stellato / Nathan Bartholomay Host pick
September 19 Ice dance N/A United States Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons Host pick
November 10 and 13 Men Russia Alexander Petrov Canada Roman Sadovsky Injury
November 16 Men South Korea Cha Jun-hwan China Yan Han Focus on injury rehabilitation [5]
November 17 Ladies South Korea Choi Da-bin Not replaced
November 20 Ladies Russia Anna Pogorilaya Russia Serafima Sakhanovich Focus on injury rehabilitation
November 22 Men Belgium Jorik Hendrickx Canada Liam Firus
November 22 Ice Dance Israel Isabella Tobias / Ilia Tkachenko Not Replaced

Results

Men

Nathan Chen, skating with a left blade that had a nick in the outside edge, won the short program by a 15-point margin over Adam Rippon.[6][7][8]

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.[9] 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."[10]

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.[11] 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.[10][8]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
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
3 Sergei Voronov  Russia 257.49 3 87.51 3 169.98
4 Jin Boyang  China 246.03 6 77.97 4 168.06
5 Yan Han  China 228.33 4 85.97 7 142.36
6 Ross Miner  United States 219.62 8 71.59 5 148.03
7 Takahito Mura  Japan 212.77 7 75.05 8 137.72
8 Liam Firus  Canada 210.83 11 65.17 6 145.66
9 Kevin Reynolds  Canada 204.05 10 69.10 9 134.95
10 Roman Sadovsky  Canada 200.10 9 70.85 10 129.25
WD Daniel Samohin  Israel 82.28 5 82.28 withdrew
WD Maxim Kovtun  Russia 64.98 12 64.98 withdrew

Ladies

Miyahara placed first in the short program, Sakamoto was second with a 1.32-point deficit, and Daleman third.[12][13][14]

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.[15][16][14]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Satoko Miyahara  Japan 214.03 1 70.72 1 143.31
2 Kaori Sakamoto  Japan 210.59 2 69.40 2 141.19
3 Bradie Tennell  United States 204.10 4 67.01 3 137.09
4 Polina Tsurskaya  Russia 195.56 8 63.20 4 132.36
5 Serafima Sakhanovich  Russia 189.75 5 66.28 5 123.47
6 Gabrielle Daleman  Canada 189.14 3 68.08 8 121.06
7 Alena Leonova  Russia 185.93 7 63.91 7 122.02
8 Karen Chen  United States 182.80 9 59.53 6 123.27
9 Nicole Rajičová  Slovakia 167.61 10 55.43 9 112.18
10 Li Xiangning  China 164.32 11 55.24 10 109.08
WD Ashley Wagner  United States 64.12 6 64.12 withdrew

Pairs

Duhamel/Radford won the short program with a 1.7-point lead over Yu/Zhang.[17][18][19]

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.[20][21][19]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
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

Ice dance

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.[12][22][23]

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.[24][25][23]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
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

References

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  4. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2017/18: Ice Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. 26 May 2017.
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