The wild west is the place of legends: cowboys and sheriffs come to mind, but of course we are talking about the legends that emerged from day 2 of the 2020 Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships that take place this weekend in Calgary.
The first day of competition at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary was an exciting one at best. On Friday, the event saw Canada’s best Novice, Junior and Senior teams take to the ice, vying for national titles. Les Suprêmes Seniors and Nexxice Junior are currently skated in the lead in the Short Program.
The 2020 Ontario Regional championships took place at the Markham Centennial Community Centre from February 7th-9th. 89 teams from Windsor to Ottawa competed over the 3 day period, with teams in Novice, Intermediate, Open, Junior and Senior vying for a trip to the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary, Alberta in just over 2 weeks.
Canada got its 2020 representatives at the World Junior Championships in March. Finishing first and second respectively at Winterfest, the Quebec team Les Suprêmes and Nexxice from Ontario won the famous "world ticket" on Saturday evening. Even with great scores, Nova Junior will still have to wait. In the Senior division, Les Suprêmes claimed the gold title after an intense competition.
The Winterfest event is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events in Canadian synchro. Held annually in the greater Toronto area, this year the CAA Centre in Brampton played host to over 100 synchronized skating teams from across Canada.
This past weekend 100 teams from all across Ontario and Quebec took the ice in Dorchester, Ontario. (CAN), for the first competition of the competitive synchro season in Ontario. The kickoff of the season for many teams, teams from Juvenile to Adult competed for titles over a two day period.
As every year, the first weekend of December is the launch of the competition season for the Quebec synchronized skating teams. The teams met at the Invitation St-Hubert and presented their programs to the judges and spectators, for the 25th edition.
The final day of the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships was an exciting one. Nova claimed their second title of the event in Novice, and a Nexxice Open skated to win their 3rd consecutive Canadian championship.
Reigning Canadian Champions Nexxice took the Senior’s Short Program at Winterfest on Friday in Brampton, ON (CAN). Nexxice stands also in first place in the Junior division after the first competition day.
On February 24, 2018, NEXXICE Senior captured their 11th Canadian title, securing their ticket with Les Suprêmes to the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championships.
I have been trying to figure out what makes Bill Phillips so special- maybe it’s the smell of the snack bar or the energy of the warm up area, but most of all it is the take off point for competitive season, and what could be better than that? Stratford, Ontario has historically held the Bill Phillips Memorial Invitational, and this year was no exception. Skaters from all over Ontario gathered at the Stratford Rotary Complex to begin their competitive seasons.