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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two teams competing at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships this week from April 7-9, in Budapest, Hungary. Twenty-six teams from 21 ISU member nations will be competing for the world title.

Les Suprêmes, from CPA Saint-Léonard, and Nexxice, from the Burlington Skating Centre, earned their entries to the world championships winning gold and silver respectively at the 2016 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships earlier this season in Waterloo, Ont.

Canadian champions Les Suprêmes are the first Canadian entry. They placed sixth at this event in 2015, 2014 and 2013. This season, they won the silver medal at the Neuchâtel Trophy and placed fourth at the French Cup. The representatives of CPA Saint-Léonard are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.

Representing the Burlington Skating Centre are the 2016 Canadian silver medallists, Nexxice. They are the defending world champions, and have previously won the world championships in 2009, won silver from 2012-2014, and won bronze in 2007 and 2008. This season, they placed fourth at the ISU Shanghai Trophy. Nine-time consecutive Canadian champions (from 2007-2015), they are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.

Karen Robertson of Chelsea, Que., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Dr. Laura Cruz of Toronto, Ont., and physiotherapist Shirley Kushner, of Westmount, Que., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Susan Morriss of Victoria, B.C., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director, will also be traveling with the team.

For results and full entries, please visit the official event website or

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For Information:

Emma Bowie
Communications Manager
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 2547