Canada stands fourth after short program at ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships


Louis Daignault

March 8, 2013, Helsinki (ISN) – Nexxice junior from Burlington, Ont., stands in fourth place after Friday’s short program at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Finland’s entries stand 1-2 with 64.32 and 61.57 points respectively. Russia is third at 55.11 and Nexxice follows at 54.29.

The Nexxice skaters are: Caroline Cusinato, Bethany Rees, Caroline Marr, Stephanie Jennings, Brooklyn Williamson, Mishka Human, Laura Richardson, Laura Lourenco, Sawyer Buchanan, Laura Nelson, Julianna Fischer, Emily Van den Akker, Keara Hertel, Emily Napper, Renee Richardson, Julia Burcher, Heesoo Ko, Sarah Monaco and Claudia Smith. They are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.

The two American entries are next then Canada’s second team, Les Suprêmes from St-Leonard, Que., are seventh at 45.78.

Team members for Les Suprêmes are: Rebecca Allaire, Alexandra Bernardo, Jessica Bernardo, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Sara Gilbert, Sophie-Anne Lemay, Dana Malowany, Christina Margiotta, Anne-Louise Normand, Cassandra Pietrantonio, Patricia Alexandra Ruivo Batista, Stefa Saddi, Emily Santella, Adrianna Rose Spatari, Sofya Squalli, Ashley Stendel, Shavaun Stendel, Daphné Valade, Stephanie Vu Tuyet Mai. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois.

Nexxice and Les Suprêmes qualified for the world championships last month by placing 1-2 at the Winterfest competition in Mississauga, Ont.

Both Nexxice junior and Les Suprêmes junior have previously competed at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® (formerly called ISU Junior World Challenge Cup). In 2012, Les Suprêmes junior won bronze and Nexxice junior placed sixth.

The free program is on Saturday.

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