Nexxice synchronized skating team ready to compete at 2017 French Cup
Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have one team at the 2017 French Cup international synchronized skating competition in Rouen, France. Nexxice senior will compete at the event which takes place from February 3-4, 2017, at the Rouen Ice Rink and features 23 teams in senior, junior, and novice.
Nexxice senior, the 2016 Canadian silver medallists, will be the sole Canadian team at the event. They last competed at this event in 2013, where they placed sixth. Last season, the representatives of the Burlington Skating Centre placed fourth at the ISU Shanghai Trophy, and seventh at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. Nine-time consecutive Canadian champions (from 2007-2015), they are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.
Jennifer Betts of Bragg Creek, Alta., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.
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