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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: The best junior synchronized skating teams in the world will meet in Mississauga, Ont., this week for the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® 2017, from March 10-11, at the Hershey Centre. Nineteen teams from 14 ISU member nations will compete for the title of World Junior Synchronized Skating Champion 2017.

Canada will send two teams: Nexxice junior, from the Burlington Skating Centre, and Les Suprêmes junior, from CPA Saint-Léonard, who earned their entries to the world junior championships winning gold and silver respectively at Skate Canada Central Ontario’s annual Winterfest competition in January.

Canadian silver medallists Nexxice junior will be the first Canadian entry. In 2015, they placed fifth at this event. Earlier this season, the representatives of the Burlington Skating Centre won the silver medal at the 2017 Mozart Cup. Nexxice junior are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.

The 2017 Canadian champions Les Suprêmes are the second Canadian entry. They are the defending bronze medallists at this event and the 2016 ISU Junior World Challenge Cup champions. This season, Les Suprêmes junior won the gold medal at the Leon Lurje Trophy. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis, Amélie Brochu, and Kassandra Patenaude.

This will mark the first time Canada has hosted the event in its short history, with the inaugural event having been hosted in 2013 by Helsinki, Finland. 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 with this edition. In 2015, Team Canada (Les Suprêmes) won the nation’s first medal at the championships, a bronze.

Tickets are available and can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at the Hershey Centre Box Office.

The competition will be streamed live for fans to watch the events from home.

For more information, including schedule, results and full entries, please visit the official event website or Fans can also follow along on social media and join the conversation using the official event hashtag: #WorldJSynchro.

Media looking to attend the event are asked to contact Allan Gordon, Communications Coordinator, by phone at 613.747.1007 ext. 2564 or by email at



Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for competitive figure skating and is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters, both recreationally and competitively. Over 125 years old, Skate Canada is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skating instruction and education. Over 170,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year, including our flagship CanSkate program that teaches beginners of every age the basic skills of skating and fundamental movements.

As one of Canada’s most successful sport governing bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 35 world championship titles. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medallists 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