(April 12, 2010) – Both of Canada's synchronized skating teams finished in the top five at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, USA. However, the two teams finished out of the medals in fourth and fifth place. Two Finish teams finished first and second, with the USA team capturing the bronze.
Canada's top placing team was black ice, the Canadian silver medalists, who finished in fourth place. The team, which skates out of the Upper Canada North York Skating Club, scored 134.64 points in the free skate which gave them 210.90 overall. They had earlier performed a strong short program, which scored 76.26, and won the bronze medal for that portion of the competition. They are coached by Cathy Dalton.
The defending World Champions and Canadian Champions, NEXXICE recovered from a disappointing short program to finish fifth. Their strong free skating program received 136.24 points and they wound up with 209.78 points overall. Two falls in Friday's short program cost the team valuable points, and they were in 6th place after the first half of the competition. The team represents the Burlington and Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Clubs and is coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett.
Tune in to CBC Television and cbcsports.ca on Saturday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) to watch the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Watch for the entire event coming soon onskatebuzz.com.