SALZBURG, Austria – Les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., won the gold medal in junior competition and Nexxice from Burlington Ont., took the bronze in the senior event on Saturday at the Mozart Cup synchronized skating competition.
Les Pirouettes ranked first in both the short program and long program for 154.00 points. Crystal Ice from Russia was second at 145.36 and Sun City Swing of Finland third at 142.28. The Nexxice junior squad followed in fourth at 139.46. There were 17 entries.
Les Pirouettes 21 team members aged 15-18 were Katherine Beaucage, Marlyne Bernier, Sabrina Bittner, Megan Bouchard, Charlotte Brière, Laurie-Eve Brisebois, Veronica Dowse, Darcy Durand, Frédérique Earls-Bélanger, Bianca Garabedian, Karla Garabedian, Ann-Frederik Lapointe, Amélie Lazure-Ratté, Audrey Martel, Lisa Monteschio, Christina Morin, Catherine Perreault, Tara Santavicca, Helene Stojanovski, Gabrielle Tessier and Katya Ukrainetz.
The Nexxice junior squad members were: Katelynn Blowe, Stephanie Collier, Caroline Cusinato, Julianna Fischer, Alycia Gyro, Keara Hertel, Mishka Human, Stephanie Jennings, Laura Lourenco, Caroline Marr, Sarah Monaco, Maria Muje, Laura Nelson, Rachel Ng, Brooklyn Selby, Claudia Smith, Lauren Sperling, Taryn Walker, Erica White and Brooklyn Williamson.
In senior competition, Finland teams were 1-2 with Marigold Ice Unity first at 209.98 and Rockettes second at 201.18. Nexxice followed at 194.64.
The Nexxice squad members were: Shannon Aikman-Jones, Maria Albanese, Ellicia Beaudoin, Kelly Britten, Courtney Broadhurst, Anna Cappuccitti, Lee Chandler, Carla Coveart, Samantha Defino, Yu Hanamoto, Victoria Kwan, Katia Leininger, Kristen Loritz, Kerrin Caitlin McKinnon, Bethany Rees, Renee Richardson, Victoria Smith, Kiersten Tietz, Jillian Becky Tyler, Emily Van Den Akker and Julia Uhlitzsch.