OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have three teams competing at the 2017 Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden. The international synchronized skating competition takes place from January 27-29, 2017, and features 26 teams from seven countries, in senior, junior, and novice. Canada will have one entry in senior and two entries in the junior category.
Canadian champions Les Suprêmes are the Canadian entry in senior. Last season, they won the silver medal at the Neuchâtel Trophy and placed fourth at the French Cup. The representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.
Canadian junior silver medallists, Les Suprêmes are the first Canadian entry. Last year, the representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard won gold at the 2016 French Cup, and won the 2016 ISU Junior World Challenge Cup. Les Suprêmes junior are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis, Amélie Brochu, and Kassandra Patenaude.
Les Pirouettes, representing CPA Laval, will be the second Canadian entry in the junior category. Last season, they placed fifth at the 2016 Mozart Cup. The four-time consecutive Canadian junior bronze medallists are coached by Nancy Alexander and Stéphanie Savoie.
Andrew Bosco of Thorold, Ont., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.
For more information on the event please visit the event website.
Last weekend, Nexxice junior began the synchro international season at the 2017 Mozart Cup. The 2016 Canadian junior champions returned from the event with the silver medal. Nexxice junior are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills and represent the Burlington Skating Centre.