Albina Denkova and Maxim Staviski who were skating together in a competitive event possibly for the last time, had a score of 201.61 points in the Ice Dance final, while Canadians Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon finished with 200.46. Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto of the United States were third with 195.43 points. Considering the rocky year Belbin and Agosto have had, including some injuries to each, this was a good result.
There had been rumors in the ice dancing world that the international judges wanted to “prop up” the Russian ice dancers, Domnina and Shabolin, but in the end, the system worked.
Congratulations to all who competed and to Denkova and Staviski for their well-deserved victory.