Skate Canada names teams for 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
Skate Canada – CALGARY, AB: Skate Canada has selected the teams that will represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.
Over the weekend, Nexxice, from the Burlington Skating Centre, and Les Suprêmes, from the CPA Saint-Léonard, earned their entries to the senior world championships, winning gold and silver respectively at 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary, Alta.
The two senior teams will travel to Colorado Springs, USA, to compete at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships, from April 7-8, 2017. This will be the 18th edition of the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships with Canada having won medals at 11 of those previous events.
The entries for the 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships were determined at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition. Nexxice (junior), of the Burlington Skating Centre and Les Suprêmes (junior) from CPA Saint-Léonard earned the two entries for Canada.
Nexxice and Les Suprêmes will have home country advantage as Canada hosts the 2017 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time. The event will be hosted in Mississauga, Ont., from March 10-11, 2017.
Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Hershey Centre Box Office.
The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships was a biennial event but it was recently decided at the 2016 ISU Congress that the event will become annual beginning in 2017. The inaugural event was hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.
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