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Nexxice collects third crown, Les Suprêmes triumph twice at 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

CALGARY – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., collected its third national title of the week on Sunday while Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., triumphed twice at the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

In the senior competition, Nexxice tabulated 205.60 points with Les Suprêmes second at 190.64 and NOVA from Brossard, Que., third at 168.88.

“We went out there today, we had a job to do and we’re very proud of our performance,’’ said Nexxice team captain Kiersten Tietz.

Now Nexxice prepare for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships April 7-8 in Colorado Springs.

“We just want to continue on the path we’re on and stay focused as a team,’’ said Tietz. “We want to use the vehicles that our coaches have given us and continue to improve.”

Les Suprêmes took the junior and novice titles.

In junior competition, Les Suprêmes won the gold medal with 170.60. Nexxice was second at 168.58 and les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., third at 146.38.

‘’We feel great,’’ said Alessia Arsenault of Les Suprêmes. ‘’We worked so hard. Our task was to do just the same things we do in practice, to skate clean and do like we always do. That’s what we did today.’’

The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships are set for March 10-11 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.

‘’We’re super excited for the world juniors,’’ said Arsenault. ‘’It’s going to be great to have the home crowd.’’

In the novice final standings, Les Suprêmes earned 109.41, les Pirouettes 108.72 and NOVA from Brossard, Que., 106.55.

On Saturday, Nexxice won the open and intermediate competitions.

Full results: 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

Nexxice notch gold in first two finals at 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

CALGARY – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., won the open and intermediate competitions on Saturday at the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships being held this week at the WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre

In the open event, Nexxice finished with 157.69 points. Les Supremes from St-Léonard, Que., were second at 132.61 edging les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., in third at 132.00. There were nine entries.

‘’This is just amazing we’ve worked so hard this season and we absolutely love our program,’’ said Nexxice skater Lauren Zbucki. ‘’It’s a dream come true for us.’’

In the open competition, each team performed their free program twice.

‘’We had a few little hiccups in the program yesterday,’’ added Zbucki. ‘’But we came back really strong today. We left it all on the ice. It was pure passion, pure strength, pure joy. We all had tears in our eyes, smiles on our faces and didn’t want to get off the ice.’’

In the intermediate competition, Nexxice took the crown with 120.53. The Ilderton (Ont.) Silver Jets from were second at 116.87 and NOVA from Brossard, Que., were third at 105.78. There were 15 entries.

‘’It was absolutely amazing,’’ said Grace Hefley of Nexxice. ‘’We stepped out there today knowing exactly what we needed to do. We just went out there with a lot of confidence and executed like we did in practice.’’

Competition ends Sunday with the free skates in novice, junior and senior competition. Action starts at 1 p.m. local time.

Full results: 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

Canada’s top synchronized skating teams converging on Calgary for 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

OTTAWA, ON: The best synchronized skating teams from across Canada are headed to Calgary, Alta., for the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place from February 24-26, 2017, at Winsport’s Markin McPhail Centre.

The event will host over 800 skaters and coaches on 40 teams competing for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will earn the chance to represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships being held in Colorado Springs, CO, USA, from April 7-8, 2017.

“We look forward to enjoying a week of tremendous performances, feeding off the incredible energy of the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Winsport and the Calgary community are ready the welcome our country’s best and host yet another successful championship.”

Tickets for the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships are available for purchase in advance on ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Tickets will also be available for purchase on competition days at the Winsport box office. All-event tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 5-14, and individual day passes can be purchased for $22 for adults or $10 for children. All tickets are general admission and will have applicable taxes and service charges. Entry is free for children four years and younger.

The competition will be streamed live for fans to watch the events from home.

Media looking to attend the event are asked to contact Allan Gordon, Communications Coordinator, by phone at 613.747.1007 ext. 2564 or by email at [email protected]

2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships: Tickets on sale now!

CALGARY, AB: Tickets for the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will go on sale Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (MT). The event will take place from February 24-26, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta at The WinSport Arena at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

All event tickets are $50 and $25 for children ages 5-14. Children under four years of age are free. Day passes are $22 and $10 for children. All tickets are general admission and will have applicable taxes and service charges.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000.  Walk up tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the events at the Winsport box office.

The 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the country to Calgary. The city and facility last hosted this event in 2013.

Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.

Calgary to host 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships

OTTAWA, ON:  The 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships has been awarded to Calgary, Alberta. The event will take place from February 24-26, 2017 at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.

“We are delighted to be back in Calgary for the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. The city and our Alberta-NWT/Nunavut Section have hosted many great skating events and we have seen some historic moments happen on Calgary ice. We know once again the city will rally to support our synchronized skating teams as they vie for national titles,” said Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada.

“We’re excited to welcome the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championship to Calgary,” says Marco De Iaco, Vice President, Sales, Sport & Major Events with Tourism Calgary. “Calgary has a long and proud history of hosting world-class sporting events that promote active lifestyles while contributing to the local economy and the promotion of Calgary as a destination. We look forward to welcoming Skate Canada’s athletes, coaches, judges and fans to our city.”

The 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships will bring approximately 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the country to Calgary. The city and facility last hosted this event in 2013.

Teams will compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories. The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.