Skate Canada is the second Grand Prix of this 2017-18 season and takes place from October 26 to 29 in Regina in the province of Saskatchewan. The venue is called Brandt Centre, named after the local Brandt company which produces agricultural equipment. The competition began Friday with the short programs and Short Dance. The first of these was the Short Program of the 12 ladies, followed by the Dance, Men and Pairs events.
The competition resumed on Saturday with the same order of competition as Friday, Ladies and Ice Dance in the afternoon session and Men and Pairs in the evening session. Attendance was modest in the 6000 seat Brandt Centre. Canada took home three of the four gold medals, while Japan's Shoma Uno took the gold in the Men's event.
Team USA took home three medals. Jason Brown, took silver in the menís event, while Ashley Wagner and Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue took bronze in the ladies and ice dance events.
Brown's second place finish offers him a reasonable chance to make the final if he medals at NHK Trophy, his second Grand Prix assignment. To make the final Wagner and Hubbell & Donohue will likely need at least second place results in their next Grand Prix assignments, as skaters who place third and third (or lower) in their two competitions rarely make the final. Wagner next competes at Skate America, going up against Gabrielle Daleman, while Hubbell & Donohue complete at NHK Trophy going up Virtue & Moir again.