OSHAWA, Ont. – Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., collected its second title this weekend placing first in the open competition while Nova from Brossard, Que., took the novice crown to conclude the 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.
In the open event, Nexxice posted a decisive win with 156.14 points. Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., followed at 139.66 and Gold Ice from Brampton, Ont., surged from fifth after the short program to claim the bronze with 132.34.
“It was absolutely amazing,” said Julia Mills of Nexxice. “We took it element by element and when we got to the end it was just a magical moment. We focused on what we wanted to do and came together as a team.”
Les Suprêmes were also satisfied with their showing.
“It was a good skate for us,” said Catherine Alarie. “We were proud of ourselves even though it wasn’t perfect.”
In novice competition, Nova held on to top spot with 111.21. Nexxice followed at 110.69 and Les Suprêmes were third at 104.85.
“We did the best we could and gave everything we had,” said Mélodie Nadeau of Nova.”We had a lot of energy and really lived the performance.”
More than 800 skaters from 40 teams were at the event held at the Tribute Communities Centre.
Full results: Skate Canada – 2018 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.