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Canada sends two teams to synchronized worlds

NEXXICE, Les Suprêmes to compete April 13-14 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Nexxice skates their gold medal-winning free skate at 2009 World Synchros.
Nexxice skates their gold medal-winning free skate at 2009 World Synchros. (Mary Jane Hanlon Rogers)

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By Skate Canada
(04/11/2012) - Canada will send two senior synchronized skating teams to compete at the 2012 World Synchronized Skating Championships, April 13-14 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The event will host 21 of the best teams in the world as they compete at the Scandinavium Arena for synchronized skating's most prestigious honor.

NEXXICE and Les Suprêmes qualified for the event by placing first and second, respectively, at the 2012 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in the senior category.

NEXXICE placed fifth at the World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2011 and 2010, and won the event in 2009. They represent the Burlington and Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Clubs and are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.

Les Suprêmes placed sixth at this event in each of their past three appearances, in 2011, 2008 and 2007. Their best placement was in 2003, when they won the bronze medal. They represent CPA Saint-Léonard and are coached by Marilyn Langlois, assisted by Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.