Les Suprêmes continued their success by winning the Short Program event


Les Suprêmes conquered the Calgary audience and panel on Friday night. (Credits: Sean Mckinnon - 2020)

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.

In Novice, Gold Ice claimed top spot with 69.68 points, over the previous Canadian champions (2017) Les Supremes (68.12). Reigning 2X Canadian Champions Nova sit in 3rd with 66.08. Twelve teams are competing in this division.

The Junior event was the largest Canada has seen in several years. Nexxice blew their performance out of the water, winning the short program with a 10 point margin (72.78) over reigning champions Les Supremes (62.77) who experienced some difficulty with technical calls. Nova sits in third (53.38) and Ice Ignite fourth (47.53) and Gold Ice fifth (47.33) are virtually tied. Les Pirouettes and Lower Mainland Junior completed the rankings.

Nexxice won the Junior Short Program with good levels and execution. (Credits: Sean McKinnon - 2020)

In the Senior division, Les Suprêmes from Saint-Léonard, QC, looked solid in Short Program. They collected four level 4 (out of 5 elements) and the judges gave them between 9.00 to 9.75 points in the program components. They earned a total of 82.42 (44.94 / 37.48) for their Short Program.

Nova, also from the Quebec province, is currently second with a score of 75.04. With two level 4 elements, they received 39.00 for the technical score, and 36.04 in the program components. 

The Ontario team Nexxice delivered also a strong and clean skate on Friday in Calgary. The team from Burlington finished 3rd with a score of 73.13 (36.77 / 36.36).

Sherbrooke to host 2021 Canadian Synchro Championships
The free programs will commence Saturday evening.

Skate Canada also announced on Friday that the 2021 edition of the National Championships will be held in Sherbrooke, Quebec from February 19-21, 2021. This will mark the first time since 2015 that the event returns to the province, when Quebec City hosted Canadian synchronized skating’s marquee event.

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