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Canadian pair Moore-Towers, Marinaro lead at Four Continents

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Canadian pair Moore-Towers, Marinaro lead at Four Continents

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro are in the lead after the pairs short program at the Four Continents figure skating championship in Anaheim, Calif.

The Canadian duo earned a score of 74.66 in Friday’s event. Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China were not far off the pace at 74.19 and the Chinese pair of Cheng Peng and Yang Jin took third at 69.48.

WATCH | Moore-Towers, Marinaro earn top marks in short program:

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro lead by less than half a point at the ISU Four Continents Championships. 6:42

Two other groups are representing Canada in the eight-team field. Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud finished sixth with 61.91 points, while Camille Ruest and Andrew Wolfe came away with the lowest score at 57.38. 

CBC Sports has live coverage of the entire competition, including the pairs free program on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. 

Close battle in Ice Dance

Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue scored 81.95 in the rhythm dance to take a narrow lead over U.S. counterparts Madison Chock and Evan Bates who came in at 81.17.

WATCH | Hubbell, Donohue lead after rhythm dance:

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue lead by less than a point heading into the free dance at the Four Continents Championship. 6:39

Canadian partners Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje round out the top three at 80.56.

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are also vying for a podium spot and sit in fourth with 78.05 points. 

WATCH | Weaver, Poje sit 3rd after rhythm dance:

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje are less than two points back of the lead at the Four Continents Championships. 6:12

CBC Sports will have live coverage of the ice dance free program beginning on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. 

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