(February 7, 2008)
Over the past few weeks, a number of Canada’s top synchronized skating teams have traveled overseas to compete on the international synchronized skating scene.
The Cup of Berlin, which is one of the first ISU international synchronized skating competitions of the season, took place January 19-20 in Berlin, Germany. Gold Ice Junior, a team which trains out of the Skate Canada Brampton-Chinguacousy Club, placed third in the short program and fourth in the free skate to earn a total of 153.02 points and a bronze medal at the competition.
One week later, January 25-26, three Canadian synchronized skating teams headed to Prague, Czech Republic to compete at the Prague Cup. The Canadian teams who competed all skated strongly, placing just shy of the podium.
Representing Canada in the senior category was black ice, a team who trains out of the Richmond Hill Figure Skating Club. Skating two strong programs, black ice scored a total of 169.48 points to finish in fourth place.
The two junior teams representing Canada, Nexxice and Les Suprêmes, placed back to back in the standings. Nexxice who placed seventh in the short program, moved up three spots in the standings after the free skate, to land in fourth place overall with a final score of 150.10. Les Suprêmes placed fourth in the short program and fifth in the free skate, scoring a total of 149.76 points and placing fifth overall.
Stay tuned for results from the upcoming Spring Cup, taking place February 8-10 in Milan, Italy. Two senior Canadian teams, NEXXICE and Les Suprêmes will be competing.