The competition at Skate Canada International concluded Saturday in Windsor, Ontario, with the Ladies, Pairs, Men's Free Skating and the Free Dance. Skate Canada International was the second of six event in the 2012/2013 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series.

Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN) skates off with gold
Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada skated off with the gold medal in her first senior Grand Prix event. Japan's Akiko Suzuki pulled up from fifth to claim the silver and Kanako Murakami, also of Japan, took bronze.

Osmond delivered a solid skate to Carmen that included a triple flip-double toe, a double Axel-triple toe combination as well as three more triples and three level-four spins. The 16-year-old earned 115.89 points which added up to 176.45 points. Osmond was ranked second in the Free Skating but moved up to first overall to claim the gold in her debut on the senior Grand Prix. It is amazing. I learned so much at this competition and had fun, the skater from Alberta said. "It wasn't perfect, of course, I missed a couple of things, but definitely it improved so much on my last competition in components (score)," Osmond continued. This (winning) is a little more shocking, because it's my first senior Grand Prix. On the Junior Grand Prix, I was always ninth or 10th, so this is just extraordinary, she added.

Suzuki produced six triples in her routine to O from Cirque du Soleil including a double Axel-triple toe combination as well as two level-four spins to score 120.04 points. The World bronze medalist won the Free Skating portion and accumulated a total score of 175.16 points. I was able to put my short program behind me and I performed quite well, so I'm happy, the Japanese skater said.

Murakami's Tango program featured four triple jumps, but three others were underrotated. The 2010 World Junior Champion earned 111.83 points and moved up from fourth to third at 168.04 points. I think I did quite well. My jumps were not perfect today, but I showed the character of a strong woman in the program which I always wanted to do, Murakami told the press.

2011 Skate Canada Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (RUS) placed fourth at 168.00 points. Overnight leader Elene Gedevanishvili (GEO) slipped to fifth after some errors with 160.52 points. Ksenia Makarova (RUS), who was ranked third in the Short Program, finished sixth (154.11 points).

Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy (GER) claim Pairs gold
Germany's Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy claimed the Pairs gold. Canadians Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford took the silver and the bronze went to Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek of Italy.

Savchenko/Szolkowy completed a triple twist, throw triple Salchow and picked up a level four for six elements in their routine to Flamenco Bolero by Gustavo Montesano. There were two glitches, when Savchenko two-footed the throw triple flip and Szolkowy doubled the first jump in the triple toe-triple toe sequence. The Germans earned 129.10 points and racked up a total of 201.36 points. It was a quite good performance. It was our first competition with new progams, new costumes. There were a few shaky moments, Szolkowy said.

Duhamel/Radford's routine to Angel featured a triple twist, side by side triple Lutz and a triple Salchow-double toe-double toe combination, but Duhamel stumbled on two throw jumps. The couple from Montreal scored 126.00 points and totaled 190.49 points. We are really happy with how our program went. What we might be the most happy about was the second mark going up, one of the most challenging things we try to accomplish in skating. We may have ups and downs on the technical side, but to get that second mark up like that is an accomplishment, Radford commented.

Performing to Poeta en el viento, Berton/Hotarek completed a triple twist, a throw triple loop and Salchow, but she fell on the side by side triple Salchow. The Italians received 112.24 points which added up to 172.03 points overall. We improved our personal best, but there are still some things to work on. We are looking forward to make the improvements and skate better in our next competition, Hotarek noted.

Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers (CAN) remained in fourth place at 158.33 points and Daria Popova/Bruno Massot (FRA) finished fifth with 149.37 points.

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) dance to victory
Canada's Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir danced to victory while Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte of Italy earned the silver medal. Ekaterina Riazanova/Ilia Tkachenko of Russia secured the bronze.

Virtue/Moir put out a passionate dance to Carmen, completing level four lifts and twizzles and a level-four spin. The Olympic Champions scored 104.32 points for their Free Dance and totaled 169.41 points. Tessa and I were actually very pleased with our skate today. It's the first time that our Free Dance has been seen in its entirerity. It was exciting for us and a little nerve-wrecking. We felt like we performed a very good Free Dance. There were a couple of mistakes in there. We have to work through it. We're looking to build on this in the future, Moir stated.

Performing to Carmen as well, Cappellini/Lanotte picked up a level four for four elements and a level three for the combination spin to earn 94.98 points. Overall they accumulated 160.06 points. We went out there and wanted to show our emotions. There are some things we can improve and we are looking forward to going home and prepare for our next Grand Prix event, Cappellini said.

Riazanova/Tkachenko's dance to The Godfather was highlighted by interesting lifts and smooth step sequences. The lifts merited a level four while the spin and the twizzles got a level three. The Russians collected 87.59 points for their Free Dance which added up to 143.39 points. Yesterday we were nervous, today we managed to to stay concentrated and we enjoyed our performance, Tkachenko commented. We are very happy to be back in the medals and we enjoyed being on the podium, he added.

Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (CAN) moved up from fifth to fourth at 136.74 points with their dance to The Gulag Orchestra . Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) slipped to fifth with 135.16 points, performing to a Flamenco.

Javier Fernandez (ESP) takes historic gold
Javier Fernandez of Spain made history by taking the first Grand Prix gold medal for his country. Patrick Chan of Canada settled for second place and Nobunari Oda of Japan earned the bronze.

Overnight leader Fernandez overcame a shaky start into his Charlie Chaplin program when he tripled a planned quad toe and fell, but then he rallied back to nail a quad Salchow, triple Axel, quad toe-double toe combination as well as five more triple jumps and level-three spins. The Spaniard posted a new personal best of 168.07 points and racked up 253.94 points overall. It's my first gold in international competition, so it feels amazing. I am really happy, we just have to keep going, keep working. There are lot of competitions this season and I know the other skaters are not going to let me win. They're going to fight and I have to fight, too, Fernandez summed up.

Chan opened his routine to La Boheme with a quad toe-double toe combination and followed up with three triple jumps, but he tumbled on his triple Axel and stumbled on his second quad toe. The two-time World Champion was awarded 160.91 points and remained in second place at 243.43 points. For me, it goes beyond winning. It is a learning process. Taking this and taking it step by step to the World Championships. Worlds is my angle and my only goal, and the year after this it will be the Olympics. These are steps I have to take, loosing some competitions, winning some to become successful at the end of the season, the Four Continents Champion explained.

Skating to The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Oda completed a quadruple toeloop and six clean triples. His spins and footwork garnered a level four. The Japanese earned 156.20 points and totaled 238.34 points. I did a few mistakes, but I am still happy with my medal and to come back from my injury from last year, the 25-year-old told the press.

Florent Amodio (FRA) finished fourth at 218.72 points and Ross Miner (USA) moved up from eighth to fifth at 213.60 points. Denis Ten (KAZ) rounded up the top six with 203.70 points.

For full entries and results please refer to Skate Canada International concludes Sunday with the Exhibition Gala. The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating continues next week with the Cup of China in Shanghai.