Helsinki Rockettes of Finalnd managed to secure a narrow lead in Hamilton ©Danielle Earl Photography

Finland’s Helsinki Rockettes managed to edge Les Suprêmes of Canada to take the lead at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Synchronized Skating Championship in Hamilton in Canada.

Team Nexxice, also from Canada is placed third currently.

The Helsinki Rockettes, performing to Femme Fatale, managed a level-four rating in pivoting block, travelling circle, intersection and step sequence and a level three rating for the move element, scoring 82.76 points in the process.

"We were a bit nervous but I think we did a great job and quite a solid performance just how we practiced it," Helsinki Rockettes captain Nona Vihma said.

"We’ve been super lucky that we had the opportunity to practice almost during the whole pandemic, but I think we have really taken advantage of the time to spend on the basic skating skills.

"It was quite a long time just to work on those things but I think it has paid off."

Performing to Here I Am (Singing My Way) and Think, Les Suprêmes were able to get a level four in travelling circle, pivoting block and no hold element, soring 81.51 points.

Nexxice, who opened to Man, I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain, scored 77.65 after a level three rating in pivoting block, followed by a level four rating in travelling circle and no hold element.

Five-time world champions Marigold Ice Unity of Finland managed to secure a fourth-place finish.

They lost points after a level two rating in their pivoting block to finish on 77.48.

Team Miami University and The Haydenettes of the United States were ranked fifth and sixth on 71.77 and 68.70 points, respectively.