(March 2, 2008)
Chilliwack, BC - Nexxice Senior from the Burlington Skating Club and Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club is Canadian Senior Synchronized Skating Champion for the second consecutive year.
The team captured the title last night with a strong and innovative free skate in a very competitive evening of synchronized skating in Chilliwack at the 2008 BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. Nexxice Senior's total score of 199.12 points placed them first overall and secured one of the two Canadian berths at the 2008 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in March. Click here to hear Nexxice Senior’s team captain Jennifer Beauchamp comment on her team’s performance and what the gold medal represents.
Joining Nexxice Senior at the World Synchronized Skating Championships is 2007 silver medalists Les Suprêmes from the CPA Saint-Léonard who delivered an impressive free skate. Les Suprêmes were third after the short program on Friday and scored 118.64 points in their long program for a total score of 177.56 points to earn their second consecutive silver medal.
black ice, who stood second 1.32 points behind Nexxice Senior after the short program, also skated an impressive and original long program. When the final scores were tallied the team from the Upper Canada North York Skating Club finished with a total score of 175.00 points, which placed them third overall.
Fourth-place went to Gold Ice Senior from the Skate Canada Brampton-Chinguacousy Club with 160.72 points, while Fusion from the York Region Skating Academy finished fifth, earning a total score of 147.14 points.
The competitive junior event was also very exciting.
Gold Ice Junior from the Skate Canada Brampton-Chinguacousy Club increased the lead they had after the short program with a strong free skate, earning a total score of 162.68 points for their second consecutive gold medal. Click here to hear Taylor O’Neill from Gold Ice Junior comment on her team’s performance and what the gold medal represents.
Les Suprêmes Junior from the CPA Saint-Léonard finished second with a total of 153.56 points, while Ice Fyre from the Whitby Figure Skating Club settled for third place with 123.70 points.
In the competitive novice event, Gold Ice from the Skate Canada Brampton-Chinguacousy Club leads after the first free program with 25.51 points. Nexxice from the Burlington Skating Club and Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club is first in the competitive adult event after the first free program with 30.56 points. And the Ilderton Silver Jets from the Ilderton Skating Club in the festival open division scored 47.14 points in the short program to take the lead in that division.
The championships continue today with festival open, competitive novice and competitive adult events.
Click here to access full results from the 2008 BMO Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.