Nexxice hopes to be in sync with Mozart

Two Burlington teams will participate as Canada’s three entries at this year’s Mozart Cup synchronized skating competition in Salzburg, Austria. The international synchronized skating competition taking place from Jan. 23-26 and features 61 teams from 16 different countries.

Seven-time defending Canadian champions, Nexxice from Burlington will be the sole Canadian representative in the senior category. Nexxice competed at this event in 2012, earning bronze. The 2009 World Champions, 2012 and 2013 world silver medallists representing Western Ontario are coached by Shelley Barnett and Anne Schelter.

Nexxice Junior, also from Burlington and representing Western Ontario, are one of two teams Canada has in the junior category. The 2013 Canadian junior champions are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.

Also representing Canada in the junior division are Les Pirouettes Juniors, from Québec. The 2013 Canadian junior bronze medallists are coached by Stéphanie Savoie.

Cynthia Alepin, of Mount Royal, Que., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.