Canadian synchronized skating teams in Switzerland for 2016 Neuchâtel Trophy
Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two entries at the 2016 Neuchâtel Trophy international synchronized skating competition. Les Suprêmes senior and Nexxice junior will compete at the event which takes place from January 30-31, 2016 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and features 15 teams from eight countries at the senior and junior levels.
Les Suprêmes senior, the 2015 Canadian silver medallists, will be the sole Canadian entry in the senior category. Last season, they won gold at the 2015 Mozart Cup and placed fifth at the 2015 French Cup. The representatives of Quebec also placed sixth at the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ontario. The five-time consecutive Canadian silver medallists are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis, Amélie Brochu, and Amanda Gaiotti.
Canadian silver medallists, Nexxice junior, will be the Canadian entry at the junior level. Last season, the 2013 Canadian junior champions won the silver medal at the Spring Cup in Italy, and placed fifth at the 2015 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships. Nexxice junior are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills and represent the Burlington Skating Centre.
Marion Dyke of Mississauga, Ont., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.