Nexxice and Les Supremes were named to the World team today in Windsor, ON, where the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships wrapped up after three days of competition. The Junior and Senior podiums were identical, with Nexxice taking the gold, Les Supremes the silver, and Xcellence the bronze in both events.
The win by Nexxice Senior was their 6th Canadian title in a row, tying the record black ice set when they won their 6th consecutive Canadian Championship in 2002.
Les Supremes and Nexxice Junior were previously selected as Canada’s representatives for the Junior World Challenge Cup based on their results at the Junior World Challenge Cup Qualifier held in January.
You can’t become a World Champion without getting to the World Championships.
Sounds painfully obvious, no? While true, it is the most important consideration for Senior teams headed to their respective National Championships in Canada, Finland, and the U.S.A. this week and next. Each country will qualify two teams to compete at the World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, in April. But while it will be considered an upset if Nexxice (CAN) and the Haydenettes (USA) don’t earn berths to represent their countries at Worlds, Finnish Nationals is anyone’s game. (more…)
After placing 4th in yesterday’s short program at the 2011 SynchroFest International in London, Nexxice was untouchable tonight, winning the free skate by a solid margin of 13.44 points, and finishing nearly 10 points ahead of silver medalists, the Haydenettes, overall. In addition to their gold hardware, Nexxice also took home $15,000 in prize money.
The short programs for the 2011 SynchroFest International wrapped up last night–or did they?
After Rockettes’ score was changed during the event last night–they were initially awarded 61.23, which was then corrected to 59.83–another revision was posted this morning. Les Supremes’ original score of 57.87 has been adjusted to 55.20, dropping them into 5th place below Nexxice. That leaves the final final short program standings as follows: (more…)