Chan holds off Hanyu to claim Skate Canada title

Oct 30, 2016

Chan holds off Hanyu to claim Skate Canada title

Three-time defending Grand Prix champion Yuzuru Hanyu finished second at Skate Canada on Saturday, with rival Patrick Chan taking top spot. The Sochi Olympic gold medalist topped the free skate with 183.41 points for a 263.06 total, but fell short of Chan’s 266.95. Fourth ...

Hanyu fourth in short program

Oct 29, 2016

Hanyu fourth in short program

Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu struggled to fourth place after an uncharacteristically flawed short program on Friday at Skate Canada, the second event of the Grand Prix series. Skating to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” Hanyu had his opening quad downgraded after dropping to one ...

Chan beats Hanyu at Skate Canada; Murakami third

Nov 1, 2015

Chan beats Hanyu at Skate Canada; Murakami third

Patrick Chan won his first major competition since finishing runnerup at the Sochi Olympics, beating Yuzuru Hanyu Saturday to claim the Skate Canada men’s title. The 24-year-old Canadian won the much-anticipated rematch with Hanyu in their first meeting since the Japanese dynamo beat Chan ...

Murakami leads; Hanyu stumbles

Oct 31, 2015

Murakami leads; Hanyu stumbles

Daisuke Murakami grabbed a narrow lead Friday in the men’s competition at Skate Canada to upstage the Olympic rematch of Yuzuru Hanyu and Patrick Chan at the ISU Grand Prix event. Murakami earned 80.88 points for his opening short program, with Canada’s Chan well ...

Mura vaults past Fernandez to capture Skate Canada title

Nov 2, 2014

Mura vaults past Fernandez to capture Skate Canada title

Takahito Mura upset two-time European champion Javier Fernandez to win the men’s singles title at Skate Canada on Saturday. Mura, who was the sixth-ranked skater in Japan last season, beat Fernandez by 11 points after performing his free skate to the music of “The ...

Mura trailing Fernandez

Nov 1, 2014

Mura trailing Fernandez

Back-to-back European champion Javier Fernandez finished first in the men’s short program Friday at Skate Canada in a field that was minus Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan. Spain’s Fernandez opened his programme, set to the rock ‘n’ roll music of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty,” ...

Chan wins in Canada; silver for Hanyu, Suzuki

Oct 27, 2013

Chan wins in Canada; silver for Hanyu, Suzuki

Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaia claimed her first Grand Prix gold medal at Skate Canada on Saturday while Canada’s three-time reigning world champion Patrick Chan pocketed his fourth. Lipnitskaia topped the women’s field with a magnificent, seemingly flawless and technically superlative performance that earned a ...

Chan leads Oda, Hanyu; Suzuki third after short

Oct 26, 2013

Chan leads Oda, Hanyu; Suzuki third after short

American Gracie Gold delivered the short program performance of the day on Friday to finish atop the standings in what was a superbly skated women’s opener at Skate Canada. On the men’s side, it was more a case of hands down on the ice ...

Chan says Japanese skaters top rivals for Sochi Games

Oct 25, 2013

Chan says Japanese skaters top rivals for Sochi Games

Akiko Suzuki, Yuzuru Hanyu, Nobunari Oda and Takahito Mura arrive at Skate Canada this week hoping to replicate the success compatriots Mao Asada and Tatsuki Machida enjoyed at Skate America last week. Superstar Mao posted a convincing win in the women’s event last week ...