The British Championships opened on Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham with 852 skaters competing in 52 teams. Today also marks the first time that the event has been live streamed on BBC sport, broadcast to the entire UK; a historic development for synchronised skating in Britain.
In a highly competitive senior category, there’s no room for mistakes when you’re wearing an outfit like Team Unique’s (FIN). On Friday night, they showed the competition who’s really ‘wearing the pants’ in Eisarena Salzburg, earning the top spot in the short program with 84.30 points.
The most important event is coming this weekend in the Russian synchronized skating world. The National Championships take place from 11th to 13th of January in Yoshkar-Ola. It will be the 10th Russian National Championship organized in this place. The 28 strongest teams from all country will take part in this competition.
Winterfest held in Brampton, ON is a highly intense competition for any team that enters. A Canadian competition, some teams from the USA have recently attended to compete against some of Canada’s top teams. Winterfest also is Canada’s Junior Worlds qualifier competition, making this one of the most intense weekends of the year for many skaters. The moment these teams competing for a spot walk into the competition it is the competition.
Two major synchronized skating competitions took place last weekend in the USA: the annual Foot of the Lake Synchronized Skating Classic and the 34th Annual Colonial Classic in Lowell, MA. Here are the basics of what you need to know about these exciting events.
Last weekend the French Interligues took place at the skating rink of Dunkerque. It was a good opportunity for synchro teams to officially present their program in competition before the first round of the national championships of France to be held in Romorantin on January 19th. From the Juvenile to Adult category, it was then seven French clubs that were competing and also a Belgian team.
The second national qualifications took place in Tjörn, Sweden. Finishing first and second, Team Spirit and Team Seaside have qualified for the Junior Synchronized Skating World Championships. Check out now the results!
Multiple-time German Champions Team Berlin 1 returned to competition in style this weekend, taking a strong lead at the 2019 National Championships in Berlin. Junior, Novice, Mixed Age, Adult, Juvenile and Basic Novice also battled for top spots.
Reigning Canadian Champions Nexxice took the Senior’s Short Program at Winterfest on Friday in Brampton, ON (CAN). Nexxice stands also in first place in the Junior division after the first competition day.
Three weeks after their first ISU win, (Winter Cup in Belgium), Les Zoulous were crowned national champions for the 18th time of their story. The competition meets a total of 6 different disciplines and took place December 13th to December 16th in the ski resort of Vaujany. Only synchronized skating representatives, Les Zoulous logically finished at the first place.