OTTAWA, ON: Four Canadian synchronized skating teams are headed to the 2020 Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden from January 23-25, 2020. The event is an annual ISU (International Skating Union) sanctioned synchronized skating competition. Canada will be represented by two junior teams, Nova junior and Ice Ignite, and two senior teams, NEXXICE and Nova.

Nova junior, from Club de Patinage Synchronise Nova, will be the first of two junior synchronized skating teams representing Canada. Last season, the team finished third at the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. They are coached by Nadine Tougas.

Ice Ignite, from Ilderton Skating Club, will be the second junior team representing Canada. At the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, the team finished fifth. They are coached by Sheri Moir and Cara Moir.

In senior, Nova, from Club de Patinage Synchronise Nova, will be the first of two teams representing Canada. Earlier this season, the team finished fourth at the 2019 California Cup. Last season, the team finished seventh at the 2019 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. They are coached by Marie France Sirois and Nadine Tougas.

NEXXICE, from Burlington Skating Club, will be the second team representing Canada. Last season, the team placed second at the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships and finished fourth at the 2019 World Synchronized Skating Championships. They are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett.

Mary Ellen McDonald, Senior Director, Operations, will be the team leader at the event. Susan Morriss of Victoria, B.C., will be the Canadian official attending the event.

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