Salt Lake City – Élisabeth Paradis of Loretteville, Que., and François Xavier-Ouellette of Laval, Que., won the bronze medal in ice dancing on Saturday night at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.
Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S. took the gold with 153.62 points, Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen of Denmark were second at 141.08 and the Canadians scored 136.90.
“We had some technical struggles but we were really happy we skated it with good feeling, together,” Paradis said. ‘’We need to work more on the elements, especially the step sequences, and do a lot more run-throughs.’’
Brianna Delmaestro of Port Moody, B.C., and Timothy Lum of Burnaby, B.C., the Canadian junior champions, were sixth.
In women’s competition, Canadian junior champion Selena Zhao of Montreal produced the third best free skate of the night hitting six triple jumps, two in combination to climb from ninth to fifth overall with 157.03 points. Véronik Mallet of Sept-Iles, Que., was ninth.
Satoko Miyahara of Japan won the gold.
On Friday, Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro of Sarnia, Ont., won the bronze medal in pairs