TALLIN, Estonia – Canadians Carolane Soucisse and Shane Firus missed a spot on the podium by just over three points Friday and placed fourth in ice dancing at the ISU Four Continents Championships figure skating competition.
Caroline Green and Michael Parsons of the U.S. took the gold with 200.59 points, Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi of Japan were second at 181.91 and Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko of the U.S. were third at 175.67.
Soucisse, from Chateauguay, Que., and Firus, of North Vancouver, tabulated 172.45, their best international score in five events this season. It was the same top-four order after the rhythm dance on Thursday.
‘’We were really happy with how we skated both programs,’’ said Soucisse. ‘’It was our best two this season which is saying a lot because we’ve really accomplished a lot this season and this competition was no exception.’’
The were two other Canadian entries in ice dancing. Marie-Jade Lauriault, and Romain Le Gac of Montreal were sixth at 166.89 and Haley Sales of Kelowna, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker of Langley, B.C., were seventh at 160.99.
Earlier Friday in the men’s short program, Joseph Phan of Laval, Que., and Corey Circelli of Toronto ranked 10th and 11th.
On Thursday in the pairs short, Evelyn Walsh of London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud of Trenton, Ont., were second, Deanna Stellato and Maxime Deschamps of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., fifth and Lori-Ann Matte and Thierry Ferland of Lévis, Que., sixth.
Three more Canadians were in the women’s short. Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was ninth, Alison Schumacher of Tecumseh, Ont., 11th and Veronik Mallet of Sept-Iles, Que., 13th.
Competition continues Saturday with the free skates in women’s and pairs. The men’s free skate is Sunday.
Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/fc2022/