Kim Yu-na returned to the ice, but everyone was buzzing about Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond on Thursday, who is from Newfoundland.
Osmond landed a triple-triple combination, a triple flip and a double Axel, and never let up on the accelerator, and was rewarded with the eighth-best score recorded by a female skater this season, 64.73, the fifth personal best in as many skates by Canadians this week. (Photo: Geoff Robbins/AFP/Getty Images)
This one is for all the marbles: Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir sit in second place heading into Saturday at the Grand Prix figure skating final in Russia after their performance on Friday.
Other photos: Japan’s Akiko Suzuki performs during her women’s short program, but at right, Japan’s Mao Asada leads. (Photo: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images and YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)
FLASHY: Elena Ilinykh (R) and Nikita Katsalapov (L) of Russia perform during their short ice dance event in the NHK Trophy, the last leg of the six-stage ISU figure skating Grand Prix series. (Photo: AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA)
BOTTOM: Mao Asada of Japan performs during women’s short program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)