First-ever Champions in Senior Elite 12 Crowned at Skate Canada Cup

Waterloo, ON (February 25, 2024) – The Les Suprêmes team from St-Léonard, Que., repeated as the novice champions at the 2024 Skate Canada Cup synchronized skating competition that wrapped up in Waterloo, Ont., on Sunday night, while new champions were crowned in the open, intermediate, and for the first-time ever, the senior elite 12 division.

The Les Suprêmes team led the novice competition on both days, winning gold with a total score of 132.75. Team NEXXICE from Burlington, Ont., repeated as the silver medallists for a second year with a total score of 126.94, while the Nova team from St. Hubert, Que., captured the bronze medal with a total score of 125.71.

Only two teams competed in the first edition of the senior elite 12 division, with the NEXXICE team taking the gold with 169.84 total points, and the Black Gold Elite 12 team from Calgary, Alta., taking silver with 155.82 points.

“The competition went really well. We had some blips going into this competition, but we rallied together and pulled each other up and took care of each other and put out two skates that we can be really proud of,” said Paige Westerman from the NEXXICE elite 12 team. “This is the first year for a lot of the girls on the senior team, so this is a really special way to end their first senior season, and being the first senior elite 12 champions is really cool since it’s such a new thing in Canada.”

NEXXICE’s intermediate team also placed on the podium, taking the silver medal in that division with a total score of 127.28. Winning gold in the intermediate division was the Starlight team from Ottawa, Ont., with a total score of 131.90, and taking bronze was the EDGE team from Oakville, Ont.

In the Open division, the Nova team and the Cassiopée team from Sherbrooke, Que., who finished second and third last year, battled it out for the gold this year with Nova finally triumphing with a total score of 152.52 to Cassiopée’s total score of 150.79 to take silver. Capturing bronze was the Elite Synchro team from Quebec with a total score of 140.75.

“The competition went really great – especially our first skate. It was really a team effort,” said Gabrielle Paul from the Nova team.

Her teammate Sandrine Lapointe added: “We felt it, and we did it for ourselves, without thinking about the points and the ranking, and this was great for us to live this as a team. We worked hard on our team spirit so it’s cool to have this reward after all this work.”

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