Competition

Teams competed with their programs or by showing elements


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The German Team Berlin kept their last year's free program to Aquaman. "But this year we have modified it: it has become more attractive and spectacular!", explained the team. (Credits: Ru-Pho - 2020)

Following in the footsteps of the Porter Classic, the Colonial Classic took place last weekend virtually.

The virtual synchro competition hosted by Colonial Figure Skating Club started with the Best of Elements event. "We had 115 entries and are so happy to be able to offer an option to teams to receive feedback," wrote the organizing committee.

The full teams' programs have been lived streamed on Sunday. From the Synchro Skills 1 to the Senior ISU category, the skaters were competing in ten divisions.

In the youngest divisions, the participating teams were mostly coming from the United States.

In the Preliminary event, Team Excel from Boston earned the virtual bronze medal (21.19). Capital Ice Connection did the best score (43.38) among the Juvenile teams, followed by the Team Image.

The Intermediate competition was divided into two groups. Cleveland Ice Storm, Wisconsin Inspire and Team Excel cracked the 50 points for their free program. In the B group, Capital Ice Chips from Bismarck FSC skated virtually into the lead with a score of 74.16, and Ice Mates scored 73.80. Team Image also skated with confidence and earned 61.15 points. This division was one of the most popular.

The Open Juvenile division had 3 groups. Allegro and Team Excel picked up the best scores of the category. In the Pre-Juvenile, the programs of Saint Louis Synergy, Mirror Images, CP Ice and Team Image brought the highest scores.


Eight Novice teams competed also. The Finnish team Valley Bay Synchronics did the best total score (85.24), followed the U.S. Team Image (76.70) and Saint Louis Synergy (64.40).


In the Junior field, three teams finished at the top of the free program event: Team Image (USA) with 62.64, Valley Bay Synchro (FIN) with 61.38 and the Lexettes (USA) with 61.02. Seven teams, coming from three different countries sent the video of their short program.

Nine junior teams took part in the free program event. Four teams (Team Image, Teams Elite, Valley Bay Synchro and Lexettes) passed the 100 point mark.

In the Senior division, two teams participated in the virtual Colonial Classic 2021 event. The Lumineers from Finland (SP: 67.81 / FS: 122.81) and the Team Berlin from Germany (SP: 57.67 / FS: 109.39).

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Next synchro event to follow virtually: the 10th Annual Synchro Illinois (February 5-6, 2021).