INNSBRUCK, Austria – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., are in fourth place after Friday’s short program at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.
Fintastic from Finland is in first place with 72.83 points slightly ahead of two American teams: Elite in second at 72.41 and Skyliners in third at 72.34.
Les Suprêmes scored 68.79 tying for third in skating skills and not receiving any deductions for their routine.
The skaters for the Suprêmes are Sarah Chaibi, Léanne Charette, Ke-Erl Constance Chen, Tiffany Coones Pedreira, Xavier Dion-Lacasse, Charlie Forest, Victoria Gimenez, Emma Grenier, Olympia Kalaganis, Josephine Kawa, Maxine Lachapelle, Audrey Landry, Emma Leblanc, Gabriella Musi, Frédérique Richard, Simona Ronca, Minel Senses and Daniela Verelli.
‘’We are really happy with our performance,’’ said Grenier. ‘’We’ve been consistent in our elements and run throughs in practice and that came out really well today. We were really proud with how calm we skated and it was a better performance than at nationals.’’
Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., stands seventh after its short program with 58.42 out of 23 entries.
The skaters for Nexxice are Nethma Aluthge, Elaine Chen, Kayleigh Lauren Cheung, Avery Clark, Rianna Forthuber, Celina Guo, Layla Kauffman, Natalya Krywetzky, Kaitlin Leung, Mia Lubert, Zoe Mainville, Soomin Oh, Vanessa Pan, Morgan Seiling, Saba Shirpak, Sophia Tvaradze, Calie Williams, Nina Xuan and Kayley Yiu.
Les Suprêmes and Nexxice were 1-2 at nationals last month in Calgary.
The free skates are on Saturday.
Full results: https://results.isu.org/results/season2122/wjsysc2022/