Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau of Canada secured their maiden International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating gold medal as they leapt from third to first place in the pairs event in Chicago.
The Canadian duo had it all to do going into the free skating section but they performed superbly to top the podium, finishing with an overall score of 197.31 points.
Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier delivered a medal for the host nation as they claimed silver, 4.66 points adrift of Seguin and Bildoeau’s winning total.
Russian pair Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, the European bronze medallists, were in prime position to clinch the gold medal as they entered the free skating event on top of the leaderboard.
However, their display was littered with errors and they were forced to settle for third.
"We are really happy with what we did today, we have been able to focus on the long programme even with the mistake we did in the short programme, so we’re happy with that," said Bilodeau.
"We got the gold so, it’s amazing."
World Championships silver medallist Ashley Wagner of the US skated to the women’s title as she took second place in today’s free skating routine to ensure she wrapped up the overall victory on 196.44 points.
Wagner’s American team-mate Mariah Bell did enough for silver as she scored 191.56, which marked a remarkable recovery as she had struggled on day one, ending the short programme in sixth.
Bronze went the way of Mai Mihara of Japan, who recorded 189.28 points.
In the men’s event, Japan’s Shoma Uno leads the way after his routine was rewarded with a total of 89.95 points - a season’s best performance.
Two American competitors - Adam Rippon and Jason Brown – are hot on the heels of the Japanese in second and third respectively.
Rippon, whose showing out on the ice featured triple flip-triple toe, triple Axel, triple Lutz and two level-four spins, scored 87.32, while Brown was given 85.79 points.