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NEXXICE Wins Two of Three Finals at 2023 Skate Canada Cup

CALGARY, ALTA. (February 22, 2023) – NEXXICE, from Burlington, Ont., won gold in the Open and Intermediate categories on Wednesday to conclude the 2023 Skate Canada Cup synchronized skating competition.

In the Open event, NEXXICE placed first in both free skates to win the gold medal with 168.52 points. Nova, from St-Hubert, Que., was second at 156.71 and Cassiopée from Sherbrooke, Que., was third at 139.35.

‘’We handled our second skate really well,’’ said NEXXICE captain Avery Clark. ‘’We’ve been in these situations before and we made sure we stayed calm, didn’t do anything crazy and stuck to what we know.’’

In the Intermediate division, NEXXICE was also first in both skates to win the gold with 138.33. Starlight from Ottawa, Ont., followed for the silver with 128.02 and EDGE from Oakville, Ont., was third at 124.59.

‘’To hear that score and hear that we won is hard to describe,’’ said NEXXICE co-captain Sascha Krueger. ’’We just focused on having fun and persevering through whatever came our way.’’

Les Suprêmes, from St-Léonard, Que., ranked third in the first free skate and second in the second free skate but emerged with the gold medal with 120.93 points to win the Canadian Novice title. NEXXICE won the free skate to soar from sixth place to the silver with 119.04. Gold Ice from Brampton, Ont., was third at 118.96.

‘’We worked all year for this and we are super excited,’’ said Suprêmes co-captain Sophie Béliveau. ‘’We knew after yesterday that it wasn’t over yet and we needed to stay focused.”

Click here for full results from the event.

2021 Skate Canada Cup Announcement

The 2020-21 season has been impacted by the global pandemic which has required Skate Canada to revisit the format of all competitions to ensure that the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers remain our utmost priority. With that, Skate Canada is pleased to announce the 2021 Skate Canada Cup.

As the stand-alone event referred to in our communication of September 10, the Skate Canada Cup will replace the pre-novice and novice competitions at the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge. The event will be held virtually allowing pre-novice and novice skaters from across the country to participate in a safe manner from their home sections. The format of the event will follow that of the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge. Sections will film competing skaters’ programs and will submit the videos to Skate Canada to be streamed in the traditional competition format with live remote judging. The deadline for video submissions is March 31, 2021.

The event date will be announced in the New Year and will be available to watch through Skate Canada’s Dailymotion streaming service.
“The addition of the pre-novice and novice competition will allow these athletes the chance to continue their development and goals for the season,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “We have made significant changes to our season this year and thank all those who have helped make it possible to keep our athletes on the ice competing in a safe manner.”

Circumstances around the country and the ability for sections to participate in this event are fluid. As such, Skate Canada will determine if this event will continue as planned, or if modifications or cancellation may be required, by February 1, 2021.