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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada has selected two synchronized skating teams for the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships taking place in Budapest, Hungary, from April 8-9, 2016.

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

Canadian champions Les Suprêmes are the first Canadian entry for the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. Representing CPA Saint-Léonard, they earned their third Canadian title this past weekend in Waterloo, Ont. Les Suprêmes placed sixth at the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. They have won one medal at this event previously, bronze in 2003. Les Suprêmes are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis, Amélie Brochu, and Amanda Gaiotti.

Representing the Burlington Skating Centre, Nexxice will be the second entry. Nexxice 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. The 2016 Canadian silver medallists are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.

This will be the 17th edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships with Canada having won medals at 11 of those previous events.

Earlier this season, entries for the 2016 ISU Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup in Zagreb, Croatia, from March 11-12, 2016, were determined at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition. The 2016 Canadian silver medallists Les Suprêmes (junior) from CPA Saint-Léonard and 2016 Canadian gold medallists, Nexxice (junior), of the Burlington Skating Club earned the two entries for Canada.

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As one of Canada’s most successful governing sport bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 32 world championships. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medalists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,500 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.

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For Information:

Emma Bowie
Communications Manager
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 2547
ebowie@skatecanada.ca