Canadian Synchro Teams Head to Three Different International Events in February

OTTAWA, ON. (January 30, 2023) – The international competition season continues for Canada’s synchronized skating teams after a solid start that saw NEXXICE Senior claim gold at the Mozart Cup and Les Suprêmes Senior and Junior win medals at the 2023 Leon Lurje Trophy. Throughout the month of February, senior and junior squads will travel to European destinations as they compete for a spot at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® and the ISU Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® which are scheduled in March.

The 2023 French Cup will be taking place in Rouen, France from February 3-4, 2023, followed by the 2023 Hevelius Cup in Gdansk, Poland from February 9-11, 2023. The competition month will conclude at the Challenger Series Spring Cup, February 17-19, 2023, in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy.

This year’s national silver medalists Nova Senior, will be Canada’s lone senior entry at the 2023 French Cup. Over the weekend, the team placed 5th at the Leon Lurje Trophy which marked their first international competition since 2020.

Also attending the 2023 French Cup are junior teams Nova Junior and Ice Ignite. Nova Junior recently placed 4th at the 2023 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships followed closely by Ice Ignite, who placed 5th.

The following weekend, Canadian junior teams will head to Gdansk, Poland for the 2023 Hevelius Cup. Nova Junior and Ice Ignite will be joined by 2023 junior synchronized skating national champions NEXXICE Junior.

The last event of February will see 2022 ISU World Synchronized Skating Champions® Les Suprêmes Senior and 2023 national champions NEXXICE Senior on the hunt for podium finishes at the 2023 Challenger Series Spring Cup in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. Both Les Suprêmes and NEXXICE junior teams will also attend the event.

Team Canada – 2023 French Cup 
Name | Coach | Training Location

Nova | Dominic Barthe | Saint-Hubert, Que.

Ice Ignite | Cara Moir & Sheri Moir | Ilderton, Ont.
Nova | Nadine Tougas | Saint-Hubert, Que.

Team Leader – Josée Bourdon
Judges – Susan Morriss & Sabrina Wong

Team Canada – 2023 Hevelius Cup 

Ice Ignite | Cara Moir & Sheri Moir | Ilderton, Ont.
NEXXICE | Julia Mills Bolton & Trish Purdue Mills | Burlington, Ont.
Nova |  Dominic Barthe & Nadine Tougas | Saint-Hubert, Que.

Team Leader – Shae Zukiwsky
Judge – Marion Dyke
Technical Controller – Andrew Bosco

Team Canada – Challenger Series Spring Cup 

Les Suprêmes | Pascal Denis & Marilyn Langlois | St. Leonard, Que.
NEXXICE | Jennifer Beauchamp-Crichton & Shelley Simonton-Barnett | Burlington, Ont.

Les Suprêmes | Amélie Brochu & Pascal Denis | St. Leonard, Que.
NEXXICE | Julia Mills Bolton & Trish Purdue Mills |Burlington, Ont.

Team Leader – Mary Ellen McDonald
Judge – Andrew Bosco
Technical Specialist – Kathy Mackowski
Referee – Cynthia Alpein

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