OTTAWA, ON: Three Canadian synchronized skating teams are headed to the 2019 California Cup in Irvine, California, U.S.A., from November 6-9, 2019. The event is an annual International Skating Union (ISU) sanctioned synchronized skating competition and Canada will be represented by Les Suprêmes senior, Nova senior and NEXXICE junior.
Canadian Synchronized Skating champions, Nova senior, Club de Patinage Synchronise Nova, will be the first of two Canadian entries in senior. Last season, they finished seventh at the 2019 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. The team is coached by Marie France Sirois.
Les Suprêmes senior, CPA Saint-Leonard, will be the second Canadian entry in senior. Last season, the team finished third at the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois, Pascal Denis and Amelie Brochu.
NEXXICE junior, Burlington Skating Centre, will be the lone Canadian entry in junior. At the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships, the team finished eighth. They are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.
Mary Ellen McDonald, Senior Director, Operations, and Laura Baker of Ottawa, Ont., will be the team leaders at the event. Diane Kamagianis of Mission, B.C., will be the Canadian judge attending the event.
For more information, please visit www.isu.org.