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)
Silver lining: World champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada settled for silver in ice dancing after losing out to Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White in the Grand Prix Final on Saturday in Sochi, Russia.
“It was a great skate for us,” said Virtue. “We had to fight through it but that’s not surprising considering the intensity of the competition. We are where we want to be at this point and we just have to go home and fine tune the program. There’s a lot of room to grow.” (Clockwise from top left: Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviev, Virtue and Moir, Davis and White; Photos by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images, Ivan Sekretarev/The Associated Press, Yuri Kadobnov/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)
Canadian Kyle Croxall, the 2012 overall champion, kicked off the 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice world championships with a win in Niagara Falls. Ottawa’s Fannie Desforges won the women’s event. (Photos: CNW Group/Red Bull Crashed Ice)