SALZBURG, Austria – Team Meraki from the Leaside Skating Club in Toronto is in third place after Friday’s short program at the Mozart Cup synchronized skating figure skating competition.

Marigold Ice Unity from Finland is first with 64.52 points, Miami University from the U.S. is second at 58.10 and Meraki follows at 51.66 out of 13 entries.

‘’The team was delighted with their third place result for the short program,’’ said Meraki coach Cathy Dalton. ‘’They enjoyed the performance despite an unfortunate fall at the ending. They are very proud to represent Skate Canada and are looking forward to a solid free skate tomorrow.’’

This is the first international assignment for the 2015 Canadian bronze medallists. Meraki are coached by Dalton and Lyne Forget.

Canada has two entries at the event which features 52 teams from 15 countries, in senior, junior, and novice.

In junior competition, Les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., are sixth out of 19 teams after their short program but less than four points from third place. Teams from Finland, USA and Russia are 1-2-3.

Competition ends Saturday.

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