Charbonneau captures junior women's figure-skating title
Kate Charbonneau of Winnipeg captured the junior women's singles title at the Canadian figure-skating championships Thursday in Saskatoon, while Andrei Rogozine won the junior men's after a dominating performance in the free skate.
Rogozine, of Richmond Hill, Ont., finished first overall with a 149.77 score after winning the free skate program Thursday and placing second in the earlier short program.
Ottawa's Paul Parkinson was second overall at 141.46, and Sebastien Wolfe of Montreal finished third.
In the women's, Karen Routhier of Stoneham, Que., and Eric Saucke-Lacelle of Sherbrooke, Que., won the junior dance title.
Charbonneau, skating to music by Stravinsky, won the free program at the Credit Union Centre en route to winning the overall championship with a score of 120.41 points.
Cambria Little of Kelowna, B.C., took the silver with 119.18 points, while Rylie McCulloch-Casarsa of Grimsby, Ont., finished third with 114.82.
Routhier and Saucke-Lacelle won the free dance program skating to Cinema Paradiso, to score 163.53 overall.
Tarrah Harvey and Keith Gagnon of Vancouver were second with 156.75 points, while Alexandra Paul and Jason Cheperdak of Barrie, Ont., took the bronze with 150.26 points.
In the junior pair short program, the team of Brittany Jones of Toronto and Kurtis Gaskell of Guelph, Ont., were first with 48.96 points. Sara Jones of St. Bruno, Que., and Jeremy Sandor of Montreal were second with 45.35 and Zoey Brown of Cambridge, Ont., and Ian Beharry of Guelph were third with 45.17.