OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two teams competing at the 2015 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, from March 13-14. Les Suprêmes junior and Nexxice junior will represent Canada at the event. This will be the second edition of this biannual event, inaugurated in 2013, and will feature 19 of the top junior synchronized skating teams from 24 countries, competing for the title of Junior World Champion.
Two-time consecutive Canadian junior champions, Les Suprêmes junior, are the first Canadian entry. They placed fifth at this event in 2013 and won silver at the 2014 Junior World Challenge Cup, the biannual event which takes place in years when there is no world junior synchronized skating championship. Earlier this season, the representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard won gold at the 2015 French Cup. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis, Amélie Brochu, and Amanda Gaiotti.
Canadian silver medallists, Nexxice junior, will be the second Canadian entry. The 2013 Canadian junior champions placed fourth at this event in 2013. Earlier this season, they won silver at the 2015 Spring Cup. They are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills and represent the Burlington Skating Club.
Julie Petrilli, of Montreal, Que., will be the Canadian team manager at the event. Dr. Erika Persson of Edmonton, Alta., will be the Canadian team doctor onsite and Meghan Buttle of Toronto, Ont., will be the team physiotherapist. Cynthia Alepin of Mount Royal, Que., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.
For more information on the event please visit the event website or www.isu.org.