Unable to skate, this famous team went to train on the other side of the country
In Calgary, Nexxice Senior worked hard on and of ice.
Nexxice Senior has just returned from Calgary after an intensive training camp. In this city in Eastern Canada, the famous team was able to... (simply) train since Ontario banned synchro practices for almost a month!
"We last practiced on January 4th in Ontario, and then, unfortunately, we were locked down. Following our last practice, we were able to get on outdoor ice to keep our feet underneath us. We also continued our zoom training which consisted of flexibility, strength training, ballet, creative dance as well as team bonding activities," explained Nexxice Senior.
"Calgary also made a lot of sense for us as a team because many of our skaters are from out west and have family in the area. We are very fortunate to have an amazing support system in Calgary and they made our week so much more special," said Nexxice skaters.
"Homework was difficult to balance as we were training 5+ hours a day in addition to off-ice training"
With respect to academics, when the lockdown started in early January most schooling in Ontario moved online. This provided more flexibility in our schedules while being away. Of course, homework was difficult to balance as we were training 5+ hours a day in addition to off-ice training. Before we travel we all communicate with our professors to work through any conflicts," explained Nexxice.
"As this was our first time travelling together we also had the chance to do team bonding activities," added the skaters.
Nexxice returned home on the 30th of January and will now be back to their normal training schedule in Ontario before leaving for nationals which will take place at the end of February... in Calgary!