NOTTINGHAM, England – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., and les Suprêmes from St-Leonard, Que., are fifth and sixth after Friday’s short program at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Russian teams are 1-2 with Junost first at 76.09 and Crystal Ice second at 75.93. Fintastic from Finland is third at 73.79. Nexxice earned 66.18 and les Suprêmes 62.42. There are 19 teams.

Nexxice skaters are: Christina Au; Ninna Blom; Savanna Bosco; Kayleigh Cheung; Avery Clark; Alice Douplik; Vasiliki Kiriakou; Cassandra Leung; Natalie Leung; Kathyn Mallott; Abbey McMurray; Victoria Morgado; Noora Naatsari; Mya Napier; Matilda Nilsson; Soomin Oh; Miriam Pedrozo; Beatrice Sassi and Angela Yang.

Canadian junior champions, NEXXICE, qualified for this event by finishing second at the 2020 Winterfest. Last year, the team finished eighth at the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. This season, NEXXICE took home a bronze medal at the California Cup and finished sixth at French Cup.

“We are very happy with our skate,” said Napier. “We went out there confidently and we are excited about our free program for tomorrow which was specifically made for these world championships.”

The Suprême skaters are: Solène Aymard; Émilie Beaucage; Julia Caponi; Alona Chabalin-Zea; Alice Cormier; Jade Deschenes; Thea Iulia Dimbu; Natasha Gligorijevic; Victoria Gligorijevic; Charlotte Grutter; Josephine Kawa; Astrid Kumpulainen; Audrey-Ann Lajeunesse; Audrey Landry; Mia Lasalle; Olivia Ronca; Simona Ronca; Lauren Santori; Frédérique Savard and Sara Squalli.

Canadian junior silver medallists, Les Suprêmes, qualified for this event by winning gold at the 2020 Winterfest. Last season, Les Supremes, finished sixth at the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. This season, they finished third at Lumiere Cup and seventh at French Cup.

Competition ends Saturday with the free skate.

Full results: ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020