Gold for St. Kitts skater, partner at U.S. International Classic

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch perform a spectacular triple twist in their short program at the 2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday. (Photo: U.S. Figure Skating)[/caption] Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club senior pair figure skaters Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines and Dylan Moscovitch clinched the gold medal for Canada at the inaugural U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City, UT., on the weekend.

The couple earned 115.91 points in Saturday’s (Sept. 15) free skate after winning the short program on Friday with 63.34 points. The pair’s combined total of 179.25 points moved them decisively ahead of Canadian teammates Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers, who earned the silver medal with 164.03 points.

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch of Toronto now live in Waterloo and train at the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club with coaches and two-time Olympians Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz and Kris Wirtz.

The U.S. International Figure Skating Classic marks the 2012/13 international debut for Moore-Towers and Moscovitch, and comes on the heels of excellent summer results where they had their program debut in late July. Moore-Towers and Moscovitch are the 2011 Canadian pair champions and enter their fourth season together.