L’Orignal synchronized skater Grace LeTouzel is headed to Croatia for the World Synchronized Skating Championships, taking place on March 16 and 17, 2018.
LeTouzel skates with Les Suprêmes, which won for the fifth consecutive time at the Canadian National Synchronized Skating Championship, which took place in Oshawa last weekend (February 23 through 25).
In a newsletter written by LeTouzel, she writes, “We are feeling great about our short and free programs, and continue to fine-tune both for the world stage. We have improved our programs since our bronze medal win in Austria in late January, and carried that momentum into the Canadian Championships this past weekend which was held in Oshawa Ontario. Having Canadians so close to home is special for us, lots of family and friends make the trip. We skated with lots of confidence this past weekend, and put down two solid skates that demonstrated why we are Team Canada 1 going into the worlds. Nexxice also skated very well and won the silver this weekend and they are excited to be going to worlds with us representing Canada as Team #2. This year, winning “Canadians” was very special for myself and for four of my team-mates who have been with me since I joined Les Suprêmes.”

“When I started five years ago, in Novice, I dreamed of simply winning a title, now five years later I have five, and winning the fifth was as exciting as the first.”

LeTouzel says the schedule leading up to the World Championship is quite intense, with lots of on-ice and off-ice practices before the team leaves for Zagreb, Croatia, on Sunday March 11. Once the team arrives in Zagreb, it will train every day leading up to the short program skate on Friday, March 16.
“We shall be going over every part of our Short and Free Program piece by piece, to ensure we are nothing short of perfect. We shall be on the ice at our home rink in St-Leonard most of the time, and using the Olympic-size ice rink at the Sportsplex in Pierrefonds a few times so we are ready for the larger ice surface at Zagreb.”
LeTouzel is 18 years old.

These are links to past events and the upcoming World Synchro Championships.

https://www.isu.org/synchronized-skating/synchronized-skating-events/synchronized-skating-calendar/eventdetail/11201/34/isu-world-junior-synchronized-skating-championships?templateParam=11

https://skatecanada.ca/2018/02/nexxice-and-les-supremes-crowned-national-champions/

https://skatecanada.ca/2018/02/nexxice-les-supremes-are-early-leaders-at-2018-skate-canada-synchronized-skating-championships/

Grace LeTouzel of L’Orignal skates with a St-Léonard synchronized skating team called, “Les Suprêmes”. The team is headed to the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Croatia in March.