Top Moments of 2011: December

Grand Prix/Junior Grand Prix

In one of the most anticipated showdowns of the season, Davis and White defeated Virtue and Moir in the Grand Prix Final and became only the second team in history to win 3 consecutive Grand Prix titles.  Virtue and Moir lost points with a fall in their short dance and expressed disappointment in the result.

Savchenko and Szolkowy defeated Volosozhar and Trankov by only .18 points in the Grand Prix Final.

Jason Brown surprised many by taking the Junior Grand Prix title without a triple axel but with a focus on his component scores to make up the deficit.

Carolina Kostner won the Grand Prix Final but the real story in the ladies event was Mao Asada withdrawing to travel back to Japan to be with her mother, who passed away before Asada could return home.

Other

Evgeni Plushenko came back after sitting out the 2010-2011 season and won Russian Nationals ahead of World Bronze Medalist Artur Gachinski.