CALGARY – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., maintained top spot after Saturday’s free skate to win the gold medal in the senior event at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.
The winners totalled 239.05 points with Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., moving from third after Friday’s short program to second at 225.41 and defending champion Nova, from St-Hubert, Que., in third at 221.34.
“It’s an incredible feeling to win especially after last year,” said Laurie Désilets of Les Suprêmes. “We were very determined this season to win the national title and the work we put in to make that happen makes it all even more satisfying.”
The top two senior teams will represent Canada at the 2020 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place in Lake Placid from April 3-5.
The top-three remained unchanged in junior competition as Nexxice won the gold medal with 194.34. Les Suprêmes, the defending champs, were second at 181.05 and Nova third at 156.00
“It’s a dream come true,” said Mya Napier of Nexxice. “We worked so hard this has been our goal all season. We were calm and confident for the free skate and interpreted the skate as we have in practice.”
Gold Ice, from Brampton, Ont., won the novice title with 108.28 points. Nova took the silver moving from third spot after the first free skate on Friday for 103.50. Les Suprêmes dropped third finishing with 100.66.
“To win here is a shock to us,” said Tamara Watkins of Gold Ice. “We just wanted to skate our best and have a good time. We were third at nationals last year to win this year is a great accomplishment.”
Full results: 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships