SALT LAKE CITY – This time there were no mishaps in the free dance for Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver as they won the bronze medal Saturday in ice dancing at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.
The competition was the third stop on the International Skating Union’s (ISU) 2019 Challenger Series.
The U.S. was 1-2 as Madison Chock and Evan Bates took the gold with 202.40 points and Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko were second at 188.47. Soucisse and Firus, also third after the rhythm dance Friday, followed at 181.39.
Last week at the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Ont., the Canadians were second after the rhythm dance but Firus fell in the free dropping the couple to fifth overall.
“We did what we’ve been doing in practice and we are happy about that,” said Firus about Saturday’s performance. “Our scores are getting better.”
Molly Lanaghan and Dmitre Razgulajevs of Ajax, Ont., remained fourth at 154.13.
In women’s competition, Satoko Miyahara of Japan won the gold with Young You of South Korea second and Amber Glenn of the U.S. third.
Hannah Dawson of Vankleek Hill, Ont., and Alicia Pineault of Varennes, Que., were sixth and seventh.
Full results: 2019 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic