Canadian teams fifth and eighth at ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., and Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., placed fifth and eighth at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships which concluded on Saturday.

Marigold Ice Unity from Finland climbed from third after Friday’s short program to win the gold medal with 209.02 points. Surprise from Sweden took the silver at 207.99 and Paradise from Russia was third at 200.97.

Les Suprêmes climbed from sixth to fifth with a 192.88 score.

The skaters for Les Suprêmes were Jessica Allaire, Rebecca Allaire, Julia Bernardo, Audrey-Anne Blouin, Joannie Brazeau, Kayla Grace Charky, Marie-Ève Comtois, Laurie Desilets, Molly Farber, Raphaelle Gauthier, Sora Hatano, Dana Malowany, Agathe Merlier, Christina Morin, Andreanne Paradis, Martha Maria Pietrasik, Alessia Polletta, Florence Poulin, Claudia Sforzin and Sofya Squalli.

“We are pleased and happy with our performances,” said Agathe Merlier, the team captain. “We executed two strong programs.”

“Our goal was to skate in unity, enjoy the moment and skate like we have in practice,” added Laurie Desilets.

Nexxice was seventh after the short but dropped a spot with 190.45.

The skaters for Nexxice were Nadine Banholzer, Payton Beckett, Marlyne Bernier, Kelly Britten, Abigail Chase, Emma Daigle, Laura Emery, Ariana Gould-Tasoojy, Celina Hevesi, Taylor Johnston, Emma Kim, Kaitlin Lees, Megan MacLellan, Caroline Marr, Emiko Marr, Courtney McNaughton, Morgan Stang, Alessandra Toso, Brooklyn Williamson and Emily Wright.

“We’re really feeling proud of ourselves,” said Kelly Britten. “We were very inspired by the arena as it was an excellent venue to skate. We really thought we brought our programs up and out. We skated for ourselves, had fun and really wanted to give a good show.”

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