Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are the leaders after the rhythm dance of the distinctive and digital Skate Canada Problem.
The reigning Canadian champions scored 87.96 factors.
Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen are second (86.55), whereas Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha scored 81.58 to take a seat third.
Due to rising COVID-19 circumstances in Canada, the Problem was held nearly. Skaters submitted movies of their packages that have been shot at their dwelling rinks over the previous few weeks. To simulate a reside present, the packages have been broadcast — and judged in actual time — on Saturday.
No followers have been permitted within the rinks, simply the skaters, their coaches, a video crew, and a Skate Canada official who was there to make sure competitors guidelines have been adopted.
The makeshift competitors is the one occasion Canadians skaters have had this season. Skate Canada lately introduced the cancellation of subsequent month’s Canadian championships in Vancouver. That occasion would have decided the group for the world championships in March in Stockholm. Whether or not or not the world championships will occur is questionable.
Final 12 months’s world championships in March have been one of many first worldwide sports activities occasion cancelled as a result of pandemic. Skate Canada Worldwide in October was additionally cancelled.
The U.S. nationwide championships, in the meantime, are occurring this weekend in Las Vegas.
The ladies’s free program was scheduled for later Saturday, whereas the boys’s free is Sunday.
Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro received the pairs competitors final weekend.