Just before the start of the big international competitions, the Canadian season has really started last month with the Bill Phillips Memorial. As an Event Coordinator for Skate Ontario, Lauren Zbucki worked with the Local Organizing Committee, the Tech Rep, the Data Specialists and the Event Technicians on the organization and operations of the competition. We decided to ask her a few questions.
Winterfest held in Brampton, ON is a highly intense competition for any team that enters. A Canadian competition, some teams from the USA have recently attended to compete against some of Canada’s top teams. Winterfest also is Canada’s Junior Worlds qualifier competition, making this one of the most intense weekends of the year for many skaters. The moment these teams competing for a spot walk into the competition it is the competition.
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.
The first competition day of the 2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships took place on Friday evening in Zagreb, Croatia. The 2017 Junior World Champions Team Junost from Russia finished atop of the competition. Skyliners (USA) trails the leader by three points in second place, while Crystal Ice (RUS) also is provisionally third.
On February 24, 2018, NEXXICE Senior captured their 11th Canadian title, securing their ticket with Les Suprêmes to the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championships.
This past weekend over 100 teams from all across Canada took the ice at Mississauga Hershey Centre, for Canada’s largest invitational synchronized skating competition- Winterfest. The height of the season for many teams, teams from juvenile to adult competed for titles over a three day period. Relive with us the first day of competition.
On January 6, 2018, Les Suprêmes called checkmate on the junior competition, securing their spot with NEXXICE on Team Canada.