(February 24, 2007)
Nexxice Senior are the new Canadian Senior Synchronized Skating Champions.
The team captured the title last night with a strong and innovative free skate in a very competitive evening of synchronized skating in Chicoutimi at the 2007 BMO Financial Group Skate Canada Synchronized Championships. Nexxice Senior's total score of 194.68 placed them first overall and secured one of the two Canadian berths to the 2007 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in London, Ont.
Joining Nexxice Senior at the world synchronized skating championships are Les Suprêmes Senior. Les Suprêmes Senior, who stood second behind Nexxice Senior after the short program, also skated a solid performance, scoring a total of 191.30 points, which earned them the silver medal.
Defending champions black ice delivered an impressive free skate as well. When the final scores were tallied, black ice finished with a total score of 190.86, less than half a point out of second-place, which placed them third overall.
Fourth-place went to Fusion Senior with 157.98 points, while Gold Ice Senior finished fifth, earning a total score of 145.02.
The junior event was also very exciting.
Gold Ice Junior increased the lead they had after the short program with a strong free skate, earning a total score of 161.32 and the gold medal.
Les Suprêmes Junior, who were third after the short program, moved up to second overall, finishing with a total of 154.64 points, while Nexxice Junior settled for third with 153.26 points.
In the novice event, Les Suprêmes Novice captured the gold medal with a total score of 89.47.
Defending champions Nova won the gold medal in the adult event. The team earned a total of 88.32 points.
The championships continue today with festival adult, festival novice and festival junior events.
Click here to access full results from the 2007 BMO Financial Group Skate Canada Synchronized Championships.