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Canada’s Nexxice fourth at ISU Shanghai Trophy

SHANGHAI – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., gained a spot in the standings with its free skate but just fell short of the podium in a fourth place finish at the ISU Shanghai Trophy synchronized skating competition.

Paradise from Russia held on for gold with 205.33 points, Haydenettes from the U.S. were second at 201.01 and Team Surprise from Sweden took bronze at 200.37. The Canadians followed at 191.11 climbing from fifth after Friday’s short program.

The Nexxice skaters were Shannon Aikman-Jones, Cassandra Ablack, Ellicia Beaudoin, Kelly Britten, Sarah Burns, Anna Cappuccitti, Lee Chandler, Alessia Chiovitti, Samantha Defino, Courtney Gray, Celina Hevesi, Renata Khuzina, Victoria Kwan, Lauren Malott, Courtney McNaughton, Lisa Miadovnik, Rachel Ng, Kiersten Tietz, Jillian Tyler and Lauren Varley.

Representing the Burlington Skating Centre, Nexxice won the silver medal at the recent national championships.

They are the defending world champions, and have previously won the world championships in 2009, won silver from 2012-2014, and won bronze in 2007 and 2008. Nine-time consecutive Canadian champions (from 2007-2015), they are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.

Full results: ISU Shanghai Trophy 2016

Nexxice senior synchronized skating team in China for 2016 ISU Shanghai Trophy

OTTAWA, ON:  Canada will have one team competing at the 2016 ISU Shanghai Trophy in Shanghai, China. Nexxice senior will be the Canadian entry at the international synchronized skating invitational taking place from March 4-6, 2016.

Representing the Burlington Skating Centre are the 2016 Canadian silver medallists, Nexxice. They are the defending world champions, and have previously won the world championships in 2009, won silver from 2012-2014, and won bronze in 2007 and 2008. Nine-time consecutive Canadian champions (from 2007-2015), they are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.

Karen Robertson of Chelsea, Que., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

For more information on the event please visit www.isu.org.