What a weekend in Waterloo!
Gold Ice Novice and Open took to the ice at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex to perform their programs one last time. With 40 teams from 7 provinces competing in 5 categories, the 2016 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships were one of the largest in recent history.
The Open team kicked things off on Friday night, earning an almost seasons best score of 85.76 (just shy of the 85.84 they earned last weekend at Regionals). Their strong skate placed them in 4th going into Saturday’s final. Unfortunately there were some errors on Saturday that kept them off the podium. They were able to hold on to 4th place overall which is a huge accomplishment for a team that welcomed many new skaters this season. This dedicated group of skaters has a very bright future ahead of them! Congratulations on a very successful season!
The Novice team has been working incredibly hard all season long towards their goal of a top 5 finish at Nationals. This team has come a very long way in a few short seasons and this weekend proved they deserve to be among the best in the country. With a few mistakes in their first skate, they were hungry and determined to give their very best in Sunday’s final.
The team hit the ice second in the last group of teams with a calm confidence. From the moment the music started they did not miss a beat. The audience was already on it’s feet with 15 seconds left to go in the program. It was a truly magical skate that was rewarded with a huge personal best score of 63.14. Finishing 5th in the country, Gold Ice is very proud of these girls and the incredibly successful year they have had. And already, they can’t wait to get back to the rink training for next season.
Way to go Gold Ice!
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