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Canadian teams fifth and sixth at ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., produced the third best free skate to climb from seventh to fifth overall on Saturday to conclude the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Team Russia 2 took the gold medal with 168.83 points with Finland 1 second at 158.06 and Finland 2 third at 156.24. Russia 1, the leader after the short, experienced difficulties in its free skate to drop to eighth overall.

Nexxice delighted the home crowd with a powerful free skate to place fifth with 155.97 and move ahead of Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., which remained sixth overall at 154.36 despite the fourth best free skate. There were 19 entries.

‘’It honestly felt amazing,’’ said Emiko Marr of Nexxice. ‘’I can’t put into words the feeling, it was so overwhelming. When we hit that end pose, most of us were already in tears. It was a really good ending to the season. We did the best-ever performance of our long at the perfect time.’’

Also skating for Nexxice were Isabella Del Villar, Alycia Giro, Abbey Glumpak, Sarah Hayman, Taylor Johnston, Amanda Kauffman, Kaitlin Lees, Anna Ljunberg, Carolyn Matheson, Shayna McFadden, Jessica Morgan, Scarlet Panning-Stinson, Angie Qie, Nicole Suszek, Emily Van Berkel, Emily Wright and Olivia Xie.

It was also a great finish for Les Suprêmes.

‘’We didn’t quite reach the objectives we wanted to,’’ said Alessia Arsenault, team captain for les Suprêmes. ‘’But we are happy with our performance and with how well we prepared the past months for this event.

‘’The crowd was so supportive and we gave it our all out there.’’

Also skating for les Suprêmes were Jessica Allaire, Amélie Béland, Julia Bernardo, Véronik Boisvert, Rachel Cecere, Lynnson Ceneston, Alice Côté, Ariane Conn, Marie-Ève Deschênes, Olivia Di Giandomenico, Giulia Hart-Lewis, Jessica Iacono, Anélie Jalbert-Tousignant, Grace Le Touzel, Andréanne Paradis, Florence Poulin, Julia Spilak, Anne-Laurence Trudeau and Sarah Verville.

Full results: 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships

Russia and Finland dominate, Canadians trail at ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Russia and Finland’s two teams grabbed the top-four places in Friday’s short program at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships while Canada’s entries are sixth and seventh.

Team Russia 1 stands first at 62.55 points followed by Team Russia 2 in second at 62.34. Team Finland 1 is third at 61.55 and Team Finland is fourth at 57.72.

Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., is sixth at 55.53 and Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., are seventh at 54.78. There are 19 entries.

‘’The atmosphere felt really great and welcoming,’’ said Emiko Marr of Nexxice. ‘’That gave us the mindset to go out and perform the best we could. We persevered really well through the program and we want to keep that level of focus for the free skate.’’

Also skating for Nexxice were Isabella Del Villar, Alycia Giro, Abbey Glumpak, Sarah Hayman, Taylor Johnston, Amanda Kauffman, Kaitlin Lees, Anna Ljunberg, Carolyn Matheson, Shayna McFadden, Jessica Morgan, Scarlet Panning-Stinson, Angie Qie, Nicole Suszek, Emily Van Berkel, Emily Wright and Olivia Xie.

Les Suprêmes were world junior bronze medallists in 2015.

‘’Our performance felt great,’’ said Alessia Arsenault, team captain for les Suprêmes. ‘’The crowd gave us so much energy and it was really exciting. We want to improve for the final and keep working together. If we duplicate what we do in practice it will go well.’’

Also skating for les Suprêmes were Jessica Allaire, Amélie Béland, Julia Bernardo, Véronik Boisvert, Rachel Cecere, Lynnson Ceneston, Alice Côté, Ariane Conn, Marie-Ève Deschênes, Olivia Di Giandomenico, Giulia Hart-Lewis, Jessica Iacono, Anélie Jalbert-Tousignant, Grace Le Touzel, Andréanne Paradis, Florence Poulin, Julia Spilak, Anne-Laurence Trudeau and Sarah Verville.

Nexxice and Les Suprêmes earned their entries to the world junior championships winning gold and silver respectively at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition in January.

Competition ends Saturday with the free skate at 3 p.m. (EST)

Full Results: 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships

World’s top junior synchronized skating teams in Mississauga for the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® 2017

OTTAWA, ON: The best junior synchronized skating teams in the world will meet in Mississauga, Ont., this week for the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® 2017, from March 10-11, at the Hershey Centre. Nineteen teams from 14 ISU member nations will compete for the title of World Junior Synchronized Skating Champion 2017.

Canada will send two teams: Nexxice junior, from the Burlington Skating Centre, and Les Suprêmes junior, from CPA Saint-Léonard, who earned their entries to the world junior championships winning gold and silver respectively at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition in January.

Canadian silver medallists Nexxice junior will be the first Canadian entry. In 2015, they placed fifth at this event. Earlier this season, the representatives of the Burlington Skating Centre won the silver medal at the 2017 Mozart Cup. Nexxice junior are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.

The 2017 Canadian champions Les Suprêmes are the second Canadian entry. They are the defending bronze medallists at this event and the 2016 ISU Junior World Challenge Cup champions. This season, Les Suprêmes junior won the gold medal at the Leon Lurje Trophy. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis, Amélie Brochu, and Kassandra Patenaude.

This will mark the first time Canada has hosted the event in its short history, with the inaugural event having been hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning with this edition. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

Tickets are available and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at the Hershey Centre Box Office.

The competition will be streamed live for fans to watch the events from home. For more information, including schedule, results and full entries, please visit the official event website or www.isu.org. Fans can also follow along on social media and join the conversation using the official event hashtag: #WorldJSynchro.

 

Skate Canada names teams for 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships

CALGARY, AB: Skate Canada has selected the teams that will represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Over the weekend, Nexxice, from the Burlington Skating Centre, and Les Suprêmes, from the CPA Saint-Léonard, earned their entries to the senior world championships, winning gold and silver respectively at 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary, Alta.

The two senior teams will travel to Colorado Springs, USA, to compete at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, from April 7-8, 2017. This will be the 18th edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships with Canada having won medals at 11 of those previous events.

The entries for the 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships were determined at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition. Nexxice (junior), of the Burlington Skating Centre and Les Suprêmes (junior) from CPA Saint-Léonard earned the two entries for Canada.

Nexxice and Les Suprêmes will have home country advantage as Canada hosts the 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time. The event will be hosted in Mississauga, Ont., from March 10-11, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Hershey Centre Box Office.

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning in 2017. The inaugural event was hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships ® 2017: Tickets On Sale Now!

MISSISSAUGA, ON: Tickets for the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships ® 2017 will go on sale on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The championships will take place from March 10-11, 2017 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Twenty-five of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 20 countries will compete for the junior world title.

All event tickets are $90 and $60 for children ages 5-14. All event ticket holders will receive a complimentary souvenir championship program and an event pin (added value of $15). Children under 4 years of age are free. Short program prices are $50 ($30 for children). Free programs are $60 ($40 for children). All tickets will have applicable taxes and service charges.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Hershey Centre Box Office. Groups of 25 or more can order through group order form found at skatecanada.ca.

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning in 2017. The inaugural event was hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships coming to Mississauga

OTTAWA, ON: For the first time ever, Canada will host the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in 2017. The championships will take place from March 10-12, 2017 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont.  Twenty-five of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 20 countries will compete for the junior world title.

“It is always an honour to host international events and we are excited to be hosting the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “Canada has a fantastic track record of hosting synchronized skating events. Most recently we hosted the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships which was an extremely exciting event with Canada winning gold on home soil. We look forward to hosting the world once again in 2017.”

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning in 2017. The inaugural event was hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

Ticket prices and information will be available later this year.

2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships coming to Mississauga

OTTAWA, ON: For the first time ever Canada will host the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in 2017. The championships will take place from March 10-12, 2017 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont.  Twenty-five of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 20 countries will compete for the junior world title.

“It is always an honour to host international events and we are excited to be hosting the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada. “Canada has a fantastic track record of hosting synchronized skating events. Most recently we hosted the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships which was an extremely exciting event with Canada winning gold on home soil. We look forward to hosting the world once again in 2017.”

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships is a biennial event; the inaugural event was hosted in 2013. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday April 23rd at 10 a.m. (ET).

Ticket packages which include the Friday short program and Saturday free program are $70 and children ticket packages are $25. Single event tickets range from $40-$50. Prices do not include applicable surcharges. All tickets are general admission.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at the Hershey Centre box office.