Elin Bryngelsson Lidestedt is a former skater, now coach in Nacka near Stockholm, and media producer from Sweden. She published last year a long film about synchronized skating that has been broadcasted in her country. This documentary will be available this season also for a few skaters.
Irem Tütün is the new coach of the team Golden Roses from Turkey. For this new season, her goals are to create a better team spirit and to participate in the World Championships. The Junior team has already finished the two programs and prepares for this autumn.
Elected last June as the Chair of the ISU Technical Committee, Philippe Maitrot answers questions from Jura Synchro. In this interview, we're interested particularly in the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding synchronized skating at the 2022 Games.
A few years ago, Costa Rica has a synchro skating team. The name of the team was Hummingbirds as the small and colorful birds from the Americas. Tatiana Soto is a former skater of the team and she’s now a figure skating coach. She shares with us her memories and her wish to see Costa Rica again in the world of synchro.
Philippe Maitrot has been elected Chair of the ISU Technical Committee at the last ISU Congress in Spain one month ago. Before starting a new season, Jura Synchro evaluate the situation with the new leader of synchronized skating, to whom all eyes are turning to advance the sport. Interview.
Representing Mexico at Worlds in 2016, Team Merging Edge is preparing for their come back next season. The team is training between 10 to 16 a week plus weekend camps but has difficulties to participate in a lot of competitions due to the costs of the travel. Interview.
Team captain last year, Elvira Matveeva skated with Team Paradise for six years. After the World Championships this spring, she decided to stop her career to focus on other activities related to synchro skating. Interview.
The Finnish village of Vierumäki hosted a few days ago, some coaches and skaters for the traditional synchro seminar. What’s exactly this event and what did the participants? Interview with Tiina Pensonen, synchro coach in Finland who participates for the first time and some skaters from the Netherlands (Kids on Ice).
They have skated for many years in Switzerland but will represent another nation on the ice at the World Championships in Stockholm this weekend. Zoom in on Rebecca who skates since this season with the Zoulous (FRA) and Nadine who will skate her 2nd Worlds with the Canadian Nexxice team!
Team Amber is the first and only ISU Senior level team in the Baltic region. This Senior team consists of 18 skaters, the coaches of the team are Anda Medne and the previous captain of the team Eva Cekanauska. A few days before the Worlds, interview.
Representing Hungary, Team Passion from Budapest is preparing for the Worlds next week in Sweden. Interview with the team captain.
A few days before the World Junior Synchronized Championships (JWSSC), I had lunch with Siiri Eskelinen, the head coach of Dream Edges, Team Finland 1 for the first time at the Junior Worlds this weekend. She shared with us some of her thoughts just before the competition.