The ladies and ice dancers have finished their short programs at the Grand Prix Final in Quebec City, Canada. Here's how it stands...
A sad day for the women as competitor Mao Asada is absent due to the death of her mother. The competition of course went on and Carolina Kostner has an early lead with program components of nearly two points higher than everyone else and the most solid technicals, including a triple/triple. It looks like Elizaveta Tuktamisheva popped her triple loop into a double and erred on that and the double axel, given her very low grade of execution scores there. She stands in last place. Alissa Czisny had a fall and is just ahead of Tuktamisheva. Akiko Suzuki is in second and Alena Leonova is in third.
Davis and White have a wide lead on Virtue and Moir. Looking at the protocols, this is due to Virtue and Moir only earning a level three for their last dance sequence and from the Canadians also having a fall deduction in their program. Additionally, Davis and White earned about a point higher in components.
Pechalat and Bourzat are back in third place form and they have a few points on Weaver and Poje in fourth and Shibutani and Shibutani in fifth. Interestingly, all three of those teams had the same exact base score to start.