NEXXICE flashes golden blades at international meet

The NEXXICE Senior Figure Skating team, representing the Burlington Skating Club and the Kitchener-Waterloo SC, walked away with the gold medal after attaining a score of 183.62 points at the Spring Cup 2008.

The competition is an International Synchronized Skating event for Seniors, Juniors and Novices and was held in Milan, Italy Feb. 9 – 10.

The NEXXICE Senior team was assigned to this competition by Skate Canada. NEXXICE is the current Canadian Senior Champion and Worlds Senior Synchronized bronze medallist and is coached by Shelley Barnett. She is a recent recipient of a 2007 Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award.

The NEXXICE Junior synchronized team was assigned to compete at 2008 Prague Cup, which was held in January in Prague, Czech Republic.

The team placed fourth with 150.10 points, which was 2.14 points away from a bronze medal. The Junior NEXXICE team is the current Canadian Junior Synchronized Bronze medallist. Barnett also coaches them.