NEXXICE Wins Two of Three Finals at 2023 Skate Canada Cup

CALGARY, ALTA. (February 22, 2023) – NEXXICE, from Burlington, Ont., won gold in the Open and Intermediate categories on Wednesday to conclude the 2023 Skate Canada Cup synchronized skating competition.

In the Open event, NEXXICE placed first in both free skates to win the gold medal with 168.52 points. Nova, from St-Hubert, Que., was second at 156.71 and Cassiopée from Sherbrooke, Que., was third at 139.35.

‘’We handled our second skate really well,’’ said NEXXICE captain Avery Clark. ‘’We’ve been in these situations before and we made sure we stayed calm, didn’t do anything crazy and stuck to what we know.’’

In the Intermediate division, NEXXICE was also first in both skates to win the gold with 138.33. Starlight from Ottawa, Ont., followed for the silver with 128.02 and EDGE from Oakville, Ont., was third at 124.59.

‘’To hear that score and hear that we won is hard to describe,’’ said NEXXICE co-captain Sascha Krueger. ’’We just focused on having fun and persevering through whatever came our way.’’

Les Suprêmes, from St-Léonard, Que., ranked third in the first free skate and second in the second free skate but emerged with the gold medal with 120.93 points to win the Canadian Novice title. NEXXICE won the free skate to soar from sixth place to the silver with 119.04. Gold Ice from Brampton, Ont., was third at 118.96.

‘’We worked all year for this and we are super excited,’’ said Suprêmes co-captain Sophie Béliveau. ‘’We knew after yesterday that it wasn’t over yet and we needed to stay focused.”

Click here for full results from the event.

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