OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two junior synchronized skating teams competing at the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, from March 15-16, 2019. Nexxice junior and Les Suprêmes junior will represent Canada at the event. Neuchâtel will host 23 of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 18 countries.

Canadian junior silver medalists, Nexxice, qualified for this event by winning gold at the 2019 Winterfest. Last season, Nexxice finished eighth at the 2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. This season, the representatives of Burlington Skating Centre finished fourth at Mozart Cup. They are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.

Canadian junior champions, Les Suprêmes, qualified for this event by finishing second at the 2019 Winterfest. Last year, the team finished fourth at this event. This season, the representatives of CPA Saint-Leonard won the gold medal at Lumiere Cup. Les Suprêmes junior are coached by Marilyn Langlois, Pascal Denis, Cathy Dalton and Amélie Brochu.

Joanne Shaw, of Guelph, Ont., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Dr. Sari Kraft of Toronto, Ont., and physiotherapist Meghan Buttle of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Jennifer Betts of Bragg Creek, Alta., will be the Canadian official at the event. Mary Ellen McDonald, Skate Canada Senior Director, Operations, will also be travelling with the team.

For more information, please visit www.isu.org.