The season opened in Ontario with Bill Phillips Memorial
Oakville Edge Intermediate at Bill Philips this weekend. (Credits: Oakville Synchronized Skating Edge - 2019)
This past weekend 100 teams from all across Ontario and Quebec took the ice in Dorchester, Ontario. (CAN), for the first competition of the competitive synchro season in Ontario. The kickoff of the season for many teams, teams from Juvenile to Adult competed for titles over a two day period.
A program skated twice
In Canada, categories that will compete at the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships skate their program twice at competition. The score from the first skate is halved and combined with the score from the second skate to determine overall placement. New this year in Ontario, non-qualifying teams skate once with the goal of optimizing competition hours and allowing more teams to compete in un-capped categories.
The Adult 3 event concluded the night on Friday, however a revision was made to the result when it was discovered some scores were inputted incorrectly. Mississauga Ice Precise rose from silver to gold (20.64) and Tavistock’s Team Unity fell to silver after the error was discovered (20.46). The bronze medal went to Ice Fyre from Whitby (18.52).
"Full crowd" on the second day
The Novice teams took their ice for their second skate and showcased strong skating skills, fun programs and innovative elements. Sparkling Ice claimed their third medal of the weekend, a gold (85.77), followed by Gold Ice (80.61) and Nexxice in the bronze medal position (79.57).
Team Unity also won gold in the Adult 1 category (58.01), Mississauga Ice Precise in second (50.65) and Team Trinity took the bronze (48.80).
The success of this event would not have been possible without the tireless work of host club- Tavistock Team Unity, along with technical representative Shellee Niznik and Skate Ontario event coordinator Lauren Zbucki.
Results - TOP 3
Bill Phillips Memorial 2019
DEC 13, 2019 - DEC 15, 2019
|3||Gold Ice (CAN)||136.38|
|1||Sparkling Ice (CAN)||85.77|
|2||Gold Ice (CAN)||80.61|
|2||Oakville Edge (CAN)||87.06|