CALGARY – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., and Gold Ice from Brampton, Ont., are the leaders after Friday’s short programs at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.
In senior competition, les Suprêmes tabulated 82.42 points for first spot after the short program. Nova from Brossard, Que., is second at 75.04 and Nexxice third at 73.13.
“We feel really good about our performance,” said Laurie Désilets of les Suprêmes. “The atmosphere was incredible and we did the program exactly like we do at home. We hope to do the same in the long.”
The top two senior teams will go on to represent Canada at the 2020 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place in Lake Placid from April 3-5.
Nexxice is first after the junior short with 72.78 followed by Les Suprêmes at 62.77 and Nova in third at 53.38.
“We are just overjoyed right now,” said Mya Napier of Nexxice. “We worked so hard and we just wanted to take it moment by moment and skate for each other. It really showed today.”
In the novice event, Gold Ice is first after the short with 34.84, les Suprêmes second at 34.06 and Nova third at 33.03.
This week’s event has attracted 40 teams and over 800 skaters from across the country competing for titles in senior, junior, novice, intermediate and open categories.
Competition continues through to Sunday at Winsport.