Kelly Britten

Nicknames: Kel, kbritt, kelbrit, grandma, Winnie
Hometown: Dundas, Ontario
Age: 27
Years Skating: 24
Years Skating Synchro: 15
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 8
Favourite Element: No Hold
Favourite ‘Anne’ Skill: Spiralling Edges
Favourite Competition: Nationals, Worlds
Favourite Skater: Kurt Browning
Ambitions: To go back to school and continue to share my love of skating
Favourite Program: Rhapsody in Blue (skated)
Interesting Fact: I coach the Pre-Juvenile team (“the best team”- Lillian)
Favourite Quote: “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided” -Albus Dumbledore

Courtney McNaughton

Nicknames: Court, Squirt, Shorty, Cordelia
Hometown: Ilderton, Ontario
Age: 20
Years Skating: 16
Years Skating Synchro: 12
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 4
Favourite Element: No Hold, Creative
Favourite ‘Anne’ Skill: Janet, Speed Skater
Favourite Competition: Worlds
Favourite Skater: Sheri & Cara Moir, Tessa & Scott
Ambitions: Graduate from university and stay involved in the sport
Favourite Program: The Widow (skated), Carmen (watched)
Interesting Fact: I have three older siblings who all play hockey.
Favourite Quote: “Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you”

Nadine Banholzer

Nicknames: Nads, Nadja
Hometown: Bern, Switzerland
Age: 23
Years Skating: 19
Years Skating Synchro: 15
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 3
Favourite ‘Anne’ Skill: Stroking
Favourite Competition: Worlds
Ambitions: To become the best skater I can be / To live my life to the fullest
Interesting Fact: I have a sparkle on my tooth.
One Thing on My Bucket List: Got to a music festival
Favourite Quote: “Do it while you can” / “You only live once”

Ariana Gould-Tasoojy

Nicknames: Ari
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Age: 20
Years Skating: 16
Years Skating Synchro: 13
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 3
Favourite Element: Field Moves, Wheel
Favourite ‘Anne’ Skill: Theatre
Favourite Competition: Worlds
Favourite Skater: Meryl Davis
Ambitions: Contribute to the growth and development of synchronized skating, complete my university degree, and pursue a career that I am passionate about.
Favourite Program: Fix You (watched), Mud (Watched), Sleeping Beauty (skated), Got Your Number (Skated)
Interesting Fact: I enjoy filming and illustrating personal stories through video and music.
Favourite Quote: “There is no shortcut. It takes time to build a better, stronger version of yourself.”

Alessandra Toso

Nicknames: Alé, Pearl
Hometown: Markham, Ontario
Age: 21
Years Skating: 17
Years Skating Synchro: 13
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 3
Favourite Element: Field Moves, Lifts
Favourite ‘Anne’ Skill: Coco
Favourite Competition: Worlds
Favourite Skater: Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
Ambitions: Win worlds, Graduate from University
Favourite Program: The Widow (Skated)
Interesting Fact: Biology major at York University
One Thing on my Bucket List: Bungie jumping
Favourite Quote: “Your dreams don’t work unless you do.”

Laura Emery

Nickname: Laur, Lil Laur, Laureese, Lauretta
Hometown: London, Ontario
Age: 20
Years Skating: 16
Years Skating Synchro: 12
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 3
Favourite Element: Creative
Favourite Anne Skill: Janet
Favourite Competition: Canadians
Favourite Skaters: Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir
Ambitions: Graduate from university with a career I’ll love, Be on the podium at worlds
Favourite Synchro Program: Carmen (watched), The Widow (skated)
Interesting fact: I study at McMaster University
One thing on my bucket list: Go to Wimbledon and watch a match live
Favourite quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

Megan MacLellan

Nickname: Megs, sneakz, Meggo, Melinda
Hometown: Riverview, New Brunswick
Age: 23
Years Skating: 20
Years Skating Synchro: 12
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 3
Favourite Element: Twizzles
Favourite Anne Skill: Circle Cycle, Soul Surfer
Favourite Competition: Trophy D’Ecosse
Favourite Skaters: Steph Dobson, Elizabeth Landers
Ambitions: Go to grad school for social work, stay involved in the sport for as long as possible.
Favourite Synchro Program: Mud (watched), Once (skated), Rhythm and Blues (skated)
Interesting fact: I had to get my appendix taken out in the middle of last season.
One thing on my bucket list: To see the Northern Lights.
Favourite quote: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

Emma Kim

Nickname: Em, Edith, Smidge, Schmem
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Age: 19
Years Skating: 9
Years Skating Synchro: 8
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 3
Favourite Element: Pivot Block
Favourite Anne Skill: Rocket, Bossa Nova, Body Leads
Favourite Competition: Worlds
Favourite Skaters: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Ambitions: To travel the world
Favourite Synchro Program: The Widow (skated), Die Fledermaus (watched)
Interesting fact: My favourite word is sesquipedalian
One thing on my bucket list: To explore and immerse myself in other cultures and regions of the world, and to find the perfect cup of hot chocolate
Favourite quote: “Find beauty in the continual shaping of chaos…”

Payton Beckett

Nickname: Pay Pay
Hometown: London, Ontario
Age: 16
Years Skating: 13
Years Skating Synchro: 11
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 2
Favourite Element: Filed Moves
Favourite Anne Skill: Janet
Favourite Competition: Worlds!
Favourite Skaters: Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
Ambitions: To medal at worlds 
Favourite Synchro Program: Mud (watched)
Interesting fact:I have a slight Starbucks addiction
One thing on my bucket list: Go on a real lion safari
Favourite quote: “She believed she could so she did”

Taylor Johnston

Nickname: Tay
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario
Age: 19
Years Skating: 11
Years Skating Synchro: 10
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 2
Favourite Element: Wheel
Favourite Anne Skill: “You Ain’t Really Down”
Favourite Competition: Bill Phillips, Worlds
Favourite Skaters: Scott Moir & Tessa Virtue, Javier Fernandez
Ambitions: To work hard and be there for all the individuals in my life. 
Favourite Synchro Program: Roses and Violets (watched), Saving Mr. Banks (skated), Baba Yetu (watched), August Rush watched)
One thing on my bucket list: To help as many people as possible
Favourite quote: “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary”

Emily Wright

Nickname: Sofia, Scoot
Hometown: Waterloo, Ontario
Age: 20
Years Skating: 18
Years Skating Synchro: 5
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 2
Favourite Element: Moves
Favourite Anne Skill: Coco
Favourite Competition: Nationals
Favourite Skaters: Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Mao Asada, Surya Bonaly, Tessa and Scott, Michelle Kwan
Ambitions: Graduate
Favourite Synchro Program: Malaguena
Interesting Fact: I have 5 snakes.
One thing on my bucket list: Go to a reptile expo
Favourite Quote: “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.”

Emma Daigle

Nickname: Bagel, Emz, Ethel
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Age: 21
Years Skating: 16
Years Skating Synchro: 4
Years on NEXXICE Senior: 2
Favourite Element: Moves
Favourite Anne Skill: Coco
Favourite Competition: Worlds
Favourite Skaters: Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Yuzuru Hanyu
Ambitions: Finish School, Medal at Worlds.
Favourite Synchro Program: The Widow, Team Unique Short Program 2017 (watched)
Interesting Fact: I have a dog named Pepper.
One thing on my bucket list: To go skydiving!
Favourite Quote: “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom” George S. Patton

Carolina Rodriguez

Nickname: Big C
Age: 18
Hometown: Newmarket
# of Years Skating: 12
# of Years Skating Synchro: 10
# of Years on NEXXICE Senior: 1 (first year)
Favourite Element: Moves
Favourite Anne Skill: Coco
Favourite Competition: Leon Lurje Trophy 2018
Favourite Skater(s): Tessa & Scott
Ambitions: Place at worlds, fight for the environment
Favourite Synchro Program (Skated or Watched): Imagination NEXXICE Jr (skated), the widow NEXXICE Sr (watched)
Interesting Fact: I was born in Mexico City
Favourite Quote: “Practice like you’ve never won, compete like you’ve never lost”

Danielle Broughton

Nickname: Dani, Dan Dan
Age: 23
Hometown: Perth, Western Australia
# of Years Skating: 18th year of skating
# of Years Skating Synchro: 16th year of Synchro
# of Years on NEXXICE Senior: 1st year on Nexxice
Favourite Element: No Hold Element
Favourite Anne Skill: The Waltz
Favourite Competition: World Championships
Favourite Skater(s): Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Yazuru Hanyu
Ambitions: Medal at Worlds!!
Favourite Synchro Program (Skated or Watched): Nexxice 2012 Tao Drums short program (watched)
Interesting Fact: I’m a Radiographer
Favourite Quote: “Nothing without effort”

Elizabeth McKenna

Nickname: Lizzie
Age: 18
Hometown: Newmarket
# of Years Skating: 15
# of years synchro: 10
# of years on NEXXICE Senior: 1
Favourite Element: Twizzles
Favourite Anne Skill: Proserpina, Bossa Nova
Favourite Competition: Winterfest
Favourite Skater(s): Jason Brown, Shawn Sawyer, Violetta Afanasieva, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Ambitions: I would like to skate in a professional ice show such as Disney On Ice
Favourite Synchro Program (Skated or Watched): Watched: Leaside Synergy Junior 2013 -Spider-Man, Nexxice Junior 2017 – Saving Mr. Banks Skated: Nexxice Junior 2018 – Imagination
Interesting Fact: I enjoy baking
Favourite Quote: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Molly Coxon

Nickname: Mol, Mols
Age: 18
Hometown: Dumfries, Scotland
# of Years Skating: 11
# of Years Skating Synchro: 8
# of Years on NEXXICE Senior: 1
Favourite Element: Pivot Block
Favourite Anne Skill: Coco
Favourite Competition: Trophy D’Ecosse, Worlds
Favourite Skater(s): Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
Ambitions: Medal at Worlds, travel the world
Favourite Synchro Program (Skated or Watched): Mud (watched), West Side Story (watched), The Widow (watched), Imagination (skated)
Interesting Fact: I have an extra bone in my leg!
Favourite Quote: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” – Colin Powell

Nyah Bay

Nickname: Ny
Age: 19
Hometown: Canmore, Alberta
# of Years Skating: 13
# of Years Skating Synchro: 1
# of Years on NEXXICE Senior: 1
Favourite Element: No Hold
Favourite Anne Skill: Circle Cycle
Favourite Competition:
Favourite Skater(s): Torvill and Dean, Gordeeva and Grinkov
Ambitions: To continue finding new ways to challenge myself
Favourite Synchro Program (Skated or Watched): The Widow (watched)
Interesting Fact: I was adopted from Vietnam
Favourite Quote: “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

Tegan Orr

Nickname: Teegs
Age: 17
Hometown: Oakville
# of Years Skating: 15
# of Years Skating Synchro: 11
# of Years on NEXXICE Senior: 1
Favourite Element: Field Moves
Favourite Anne Skill: Coco
Favourite Competition: Nationals
Favourite Skater(s): Tessa and Scott
Ambitions: Graduate from high school.
Favourite Synchro Program (Skated or Watched): Watched: Mud (Nexxice), Prince (Haydonettes), Skated: Fiddler on the roof
Interesting Fact: I was born on Christmas Day.
Favourite Quote: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

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