Italy's Hot Shivers made their debut among the World's best synchronized skating teams at the World Championships in Helsinki a few weeks ago. While synchro teams are already going back to training, we took the time to meet the Italian coach, Andrea Gilardi. He talks about his experience in Finland with his team.
Representing Finland, Ida Hellström was elected last weekend by the athletes competing at the World Synchronized Skating Championships 2019 in Helsinki. Elected to the ISU Athletes Commission... who is Ida? Here is her interview!
Oumi Synchro is a new Japanese team of 8 skaters who debuted in 2019 Japan Synchronized Skating Open Competition on 2 -3 March. In the programme booklet, they described themselves as a very young team with skaters with rich individual personality. So how did they manage to form a team? Let’s meet Minami Maeda from Oumi Synchro team to learn a few things about the team.
Sheffield's first international synchronized skating competition took place last weekend. 33 teams competed across two days, from Elementary to Senior B. Let's take a look at the Steel City Trophy with Amanda Hembrow-Jones.
The 2019 ISU Junior World Synchronized Skating Championship will take place Friday and Saturday, March 15th-16th in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. One week before the start of the event, we met Chantal Maspoli, president of the organizing committee.
After winning the gold medal last Saturday in Waterloo, the skaters of Nova Senior (CAN) answer our questions. The young team from Quebec won for the first time the Canadian championship last weekend. Let's look back on this incredible competition with two skaters of the team.
Many synchro fans remember for sure Team Viola, the 2018 Senior British Champions, who competed also in the World Championship last year in Stockholm. Former team coach Katrina Cotterrall agreed to tell us about her experience.
Just before the start of the big international competitions, the Canadian season has really started last month with the Bill Phillips Memorial. As an Event Coordinator for Skate Ontario, Lauren Zbucki worked with the Local Organizing Committee, the Tech Rep, the Data Specialists and the Event Technicians on the organization and operations of the competition. We decided to ask her a few questions.
This year, the Junior Russian team Junost celebrated their 20th anniversary. From the very first day, a permanent coaching staff is leading Junost: Natalia Sannikova, Elena Moshnova, and Mikhail Pavluchenko. They all came from different places but all were united by the boundless love for synchro. This trio brought up more than one generation of the champions.
Hosted by the Bourne Skating Club, a non profit skating club located in Bourne, MA, the 2018 Cape Cod Synchronized Classic took place last weekend.
Shannon Cobb, one of the Co-Chairs of the Cape Cod Classic, is sharing with us her experience.
The second qualification in Finland is coming next weekend. This year all the teams have had more time to get ready for that. Here are some thoughts of Mirjami Penttinen, the head coach of Team Unique, Team Mystique and Team Dynamique.
More than a month after the announcement of the Team Surprise to stop its activities, Jura Synchro offers you a special interview about this decision that caused a thunderclap among synchronized skating fans. A sports development project is in preparation in Sweden. Interview with former team captain and ambassador, Nathalie Lindqvist.