Nice is Nice: Worlds 2012 Updates

Written By: Riedell | March 29, 2012

The 2012 Figure Skating World Championships are off to a thrilling start! After Monday and Tuesday’s preliminary rounds, the pairs skaters began yesterday with their exciting short programs. After 20 teams performed, Riedell skater and Team USA member Caydee Denney and partner John Coughlin sit strong in seventh place with 62.48 points. Since teaming together just last May, the pair has posted five top-five finishes, including first place at the U.S. Championships and second at Four Continents.

Denney recently said, “We want to do our best. … We’ll be very happy with the outcome if we go and just focus on us.” We know the pair can hold their own on the international stage. We’ll see them on the ice again on Friday for their free skate. Good luck!

After the ladies short earlier this morning, the top three finishers are Alena Leonova (Russia), Kanako Murakami (Japan) and Carolina Kostner (Italy).

Ice dance just wrapped up this afternoon, with the Canadian team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir earning the gold. U.S. favorites Meryl Davis and Charlie White placed second, while France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat took the bronze.

Here’s a look of what we’ll see the rest of this week:

  • Friday
    6:30 a.m. (EST) – Men’s short program
    1:30 p.m. – Pairs free skate
  • Saturday
    6:50 a.m. – Men’s free skate
    12:30 p.m. – Ladies free skate

If anything, Worlds so far have proven that figure skating is anything but predictable. Remember, you can receive updates by subscribing to iSkate or live and on-demand footage of Worlds at