OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two junior synchronized skating teams competing at the 2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, from March 16-17. Les Suprêmes junior and Nexxice junior will represent Canada at the event. Zagreb will host 21 of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 16 countries.
Canadian junior champions, Les Suprêmes, are the first Canadian entry. Les Suprêmes junior qualified as the first Canadian entry by winning Skate Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition. They won the bronze medal at this event when it was last hosted in Zagreb, in 2015. Last year, they placed sixth at this event. This season, the representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard won the bronze medal at the 2018 Mozart Cup. Les Suprêmes junior are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.
Canadian junior silver medallists, Nexxice, are the second Canadian entry, having won silver at Skate Ontario’s Winterfest. Last year, the representatives of the Burlington Skating Centre placed fifth at this event. This season, they won the bronze medal at the 2018 Leon Lurje Trophy. Nexxice junior are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.
Joanne Shaw, of Guelph, Ont., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Dr. Laura Cruz of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian team doctor and Sylvia Ciurysek of Berwyn, Alta., will be the team physiotherapist. Karen Robertson of Chelsea, Que., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.
For more information on the event please visit the www.isu.org.