James/Cipres turned in a stunning performance to “Wicked Game” and “The Last Feeling”, producing a triple twist, side by side triple toe-double toe and triple Salchow, as well as a throw triple Lutz and Salchow plus impressive lifts. The World bronze medalists set a new season’s best with 147.30 points in the Free Skating. Moore-Towers/Marinaro’s program to a Pink Floyd medley featured a triple twist, solid throw jumps and a triple toe, but the triple Salchow in the combination with a double Axel was downgraded.
World and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno (JPN) fought back in the Free Skating to take gold in the Men’s event. Keegan Messing (CAN) earned the silver medal and Junhwan Cha (KOR) claimed the bronze. Messing and Cha got their first medals on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. It was also the first ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating medal for a Korean male skater.
Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) danced to their second consecutive Grand Prix gold medal and are the first skaters to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov (RUS) secured the silver medal. Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) surged from sixth to grab the bronze medal.
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) clinched her first ISU Grand Prix gold medal in four years, edging out Mako Yamashita (JPN) by 0.26 points as the competition wrapped up at Skate Canada International with the Ladies event. Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) surged from seventh to take the bronze medal.