COLORADO SPRINGS – Canadian champions Nexxice from Burlington, Ont.., is in fourth place after Friday’s short program at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.

Paradise from Russia leads the 24-team field with 72.62 with Marigold IceUnity from Finland second at 70.88 and their compatriots RCKT third at 69.18. Nexxice, the 2015 world champions, posted a 67.17 score.

The Nexxice team members are: Cassandra Ablack, Madina Asrorova, Nadine Banholzer, Kelly Britten, Sarah Burns, Laura Emery, Ariana Gould-Tasoojy, Celina Hevesi, Emma Kim, Jamie Kosonic, Jenna Mackenzie, Megan MacLellan, Caroline Marr, Courtney McNaughton, Morgan Dykstra Stang, Kiersten Tietz, Alessandra Toso, Victoria Smith, Taylor Walker and Brooklyn Williamson.

‘’We are very happy with our performance today,’’ said team captain Kiersten Tietz. ’We’re ready to comeback in the free program which we are really excited about.’’
Canada’s second entry, Les Supremes, from St-Léonard, Que., are ninth at 53.61.

Skating for Les Supremes are: Rebecca Allaire, Katherine Beaucage, Alexandra Bernardo, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Marie-Ève Comtois, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Laura Désilets, Molly Katherine Farber, Sora Hatano, Ditte Rosa Miranda Louhikoski, Dana Malowany, Agathe Sigrid Merlier, Christina Morin, Alessia Malissa Polletta, Geneviève Rougeau, Claudia Sforzin, Sofya Squalli and Hélène Stojanovski.

Competition ends Saturday with the free skate.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1617/wcsys2017/

Photo Credit: Jim Coveart