Canada will select this weekend two Senior teams for the Worlds


Nova Senior will be one of the contenders. (Credits: Sean Mckinnon - 2020)

An important weekend is about to begin in Calgary, Canada. The national championships will not only award new titles, but also select the two teams that will represent Canada at the Lake Placid Senior World championships in early April.

Only two teams will qualify
As with its junior teams, Canada can send two teams at the Lake Placid Senior World Championships.

A selection committee (the “Synchro Selection Committee”) comprised of the Skate Canada High Performance Director, Skate Canada Senior Director Performance Excellence, Skate Canada Senior Director, Operations and the Chairs of both the Skate Canada High Performance Development Committee and Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Committee will nominate to Skate Canada’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the teams to represent Canada.

Nexxice will be the only ISU Senior team from Ontario. (Credits: Sean McKinnon - 2020)

Which are the selection criteria?
First of all, a Senior team comprises skaters all of whom must have reached at least the age of fifteen before July 1st preceding the championship or competition.

"The Synchro Selection Committee will exercise discretion in considering the relative weight and priority of the selection criteria as well as other relevant factors deemed appropriate in their decision-making process and will take into account, in no specific order, the following criteria:

1. Placement at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

2. Results and scores from the 2018-2019 and/or the 2019-2020 International Synchronized Skating events as assigned by Skate Canada. 

3. Top 10 placement at the 2019 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.    

4. Demonstration of technical and component scores for a potential top 10 world placement."

As a reminder, the two teams that will represent Canada at the World Juniors have already been selected.

Three Senior teams competing
The last time the three senior teams competed against each other was at Winterfest in January. The Supremes had won gold, Nova the silver and Nexxice had finished in third place with more than ten points behind. Nexxice then finished 6th at the Leon Lurje Trophy, then 3rd at the Spring Cup a few days ago, which gave them confidence.

Nova, for its part, finished very close to the Supremes at Winterfest (1.5 points apart), after starting the season early in the California Cup (4th) and then finishing 5th, just ahead of Nexxice, at the Leon Lurje Trophy. After a few long weeks of absence, the fans are eager to see them again on the competition ice.

Finally, Les Suprêmes is currently going through a very intense season. After their bronze medal at the California Cup, then their victory at Winterfest, the team led by Marilyn Langlois, won another bronze medal at the French Cup recently. The team seems set to qualify for the world championships.

Discover the interview of Les Suprêmes Senior

Friday evening, after the first program of the novice teams, the Juniors will present their short program (7:05 pm local time), followed by the Seniors (8:30 pm).

On Saturday, the Intermediate, Open, Novice, Junior and Senior categories will skate their free program. The victory ceremony is scheduled for 8:40 pm.

Finally, on Sunday, the Intermediate and Open teams will be able to present their free program and will finally conclude this great weekend.

Results - TOP 3

Canadian National Championships 2020
Calgary (CAN)
FEB 21, 2020 - FEB 23, 2020

TEAM Score
1Les Suprêmes (CAN)239.05
2Nexxice (CAN)225.41
3Nova (CAN)221.34

TEAM Score
1Nexxice (CAN)194.34
2Les Suprêmes (CAN)181.05
3Nova (CAN)156.00

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Gold Ice (CAN)108.28
2Nova (CAN)103.50
3Les Suprêmes (CAN)100.66

TEAM Score
1Nexxice (CAN)165.56
2Nova (CAN)148.20
3Cassiopée (CAN)139.11

TEAM Score
1Golding Ice (CAN)108.40
2Nexxice (CAN)106.87
3Les Éclypses (CAN)102.13