OTTAWA, ON: The top synchronized skating teams in the world will meet in Hamilton, Ont., this week for the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships from April 10-11, at the FirstOntario Centre. Twenty-five teams from 20 ISU member nations will be competing for the world title.
Canada will send two teams; Nexxice, from the Burlington Skating Centre, and Les Suprêmes, from the CPA Saint-Léonard, who earned their entries to the world championships winning gold and silver respectively at 2015 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships earlier this season.
Representing the Burlington Skating Centre, Nexxice senior is the first Canadian entry. The nine-time consecutive Canadian champions are the only North American team to win the world championships, having done so in 2009. The three-time consecutive world silver medallists are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.
Canadian silver medallists Les Suprêmes, will be the second Canadian entry. Representing CPA Saint-Léonard, they are five-time consecutive Canadian silver medallists. Last year, Les Suprêmes placed sixth at this event. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois and Pascal Denis.
This will mark the third time Canada has hosted the event in its 16 year history, with Canada having won medals at 10 of those previous events.
Tickets are available and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, by phone at 1-855-985-5000, or in person at the FirstOntario Centre box office.
For results and full entries, please visit 2015synchroworlds.com or isu.org.