OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two teams at the 2015 Spring Cup international synchronized skating competition, taking place at the PalaSesto arena in Sesto San Giovanni – Milan, Italy. Nexxice senior and junior will compete at 21st edition of the event which takes place from February 13-15, 2015, and features 32 teams in senior, junior, and novice.
Representing the Burlington Skating Club, Nexxice senior will be the sole Canadian entry in the senior category. Last week, they won the Trophy D’Ecosse in Dumfries, Scotland. In 2014, the eight-time consecutive Canadian champions won silver at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and bronze at the Mozart Cup. The three-time consecutive world silver medallists are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.
Nexxice junior will represent Canada in the junior category. The 2013 Canadian junior champions won this event in 2009. Last season, they placed fourth at the Mozart Cup, and won silver at the 2014 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. They are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills and represent the Burlington Skating Club.
Andrew Bosco of Thorold, Ont., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.