STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Canadians teams are in sixth and seventh place after the short programs Friday at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships but stand less than three points from the podium.

Paradise from Russia is in first place with 76.05 points, Surprise from Sweden is second at 72.83 and Marigold Ice Unity from Finland third at 72.61.

Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., are in sixth place with 70.64 and Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., the defending bronze medallists, follow in seventh at 69.91 out of 25 entries.

The skaters for Les Suprêmes are 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.

The skaters for Nexxice are: 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.

The free skate is on Saturday.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season1718/wcsys2018/.