They are back... with medals!


Les Suprêmes Senior on the Kiss & Cry. 

After almost two years of not competing due to the pandemic, Canadian teams made their comeback in the competitive world. Look back at the junior and senior events at the Canadian National Championships in Calgary.

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The Junior competition of the 2022 Canadian Championships gathered seven teams. 

After finishing 2nd in 2020 at the last Nationals, Les Suprêmes Junior once again confirmed their good level of performance. The Quebec team skated their "Radium girls" program with power. A few falls appeared at the end of the program, but thanks to their lead from the previous day's short program, they won gold with 187.95 points in total.

Already 2nd after the short programs, Nexxice took the silver medal. The team performed their free program "New York Dreams" with excellence. The synchronized spins were particularly successful. Nexxice Junior reached a score of 119.97.

Gold Ice also finished on the podium with the bronze title. The team from Ontario who skated in January in Finland performed their free program to the "Addams Family" and had a fall in the Pivot Block (103.72).

The Ice Ignite team finished really close to a medal. The team from Ilderton, Ontario, had a great performance to the Chicago soundtrack for a total score of 103.01 points. 

Nova Junior finished 5th, Golding Ice 6th and LMSSC 7th.

Note that this season, the selection for the Junior Worlds was made a few days ago during a national monitoring with all the junior teams. It means that the national championships do not count as a qualification stage for the junior teams. 

With 235.16, Les Suprêmes became the 2022 Canadian Senior Champions! The team presented with emotion and delicacy their program inspired by the movie "White Crow". Except for a fall at the beginning of the No Hold, the team led by Marilyn Langlois and Pascal Denis skated with speed and confidence this new free program on a classic piece.

Nexxice also skated their new free program to "Mehcinut" by musicologist and composer Jeremy Dutcherof the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. The clean and spiritual performance brought the team 142.76 points for a total of 222.44.

Nexxice Senior performing the lifts. (Credits: Skate Canada - live stream)

Finally, the Nova Senior skaters showed their warrior spirit by skating their "Warriors" program. Coached by Marie-France Sirois and Dominic Barthe, the Quebec team delivered a clean performance for a final score of 207.12.

The two teams that will compete at the World Championships will probably be Les Suprêmes and Nexxice Senior, the 2022 Canadian champions and vice-champions. However, we will have to wait for the official confirmation from Skate Canada in the next few days to be sure. 

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In the other divisions, Golding Ice is leading in the Novice competition with 34.21 points, Starlites in the Open (41.60) and Nexxice had the best score of the day in the Intermediate category with 37.12.

The Canadian Nationals will continue on Sunday with the second programs of the Intermediate, Open and Novice teams.

Results - TOP 3

Canadian National Championships 2022
Calgary, Alta. (CAN)
FEB 24, 2022 - FEB 27, 2022

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Golding Ice (CAN)34.21
2Gold Ice (CAN)33.62
3Nova (CAN)30.77

TEAM Score
1Les Suprêmes (CAN)187.95
2Nexxice (CAN)184.70
3Gold Ice (CAN)161.77

TEAM Score
1Nexxice (CAN)37.12
2Team Unity (CAN)31.43
3Meraki (CAN)31.37

TEAM Score
1Open Starlites (CAN)41.60
2Black Gold (CAN)38.96
3Les Rythmiks de Lanaudière (CAN)37.83

TEAM Score
1Les Suprêmes (CAN)235.16
2Nexxice (CAN)222.44
3Nova (CAN)207.12