The previous weekend, 14-15th of December, the history of synchro in Latvia was made. The first synchronized skating competition with ISU status and judges was held in Riga, Kurbads Ice Rink. Kurbads is the newest ice rink in Latvia and the home rink of only synchronized skating club in Latvia – Amber.
The last stage of the Russian Cup took place in Tolyatti at the beginning of the week. 39 teams competed in Senior, Junior, Advanced and Basic Novice categories. For Junior and Advanced Novice teams, it was the last chance to receive the ticket to the National Championships, which will be held 11-13 January in Yoshkar-Ola.
Those last weekends were interesting in the synchro world. In Russia, the synchro teams lived a few days ago the second leg of the Russian Cup held in Novouralsk. 27 teams competed in 3 different categories: Novice B, Novice A, and Junior. This new stage was also a great opportunity to set new season scoring records.
Autumn is the most expected time of the year for all the Synchro lovers in Russia. The reason for that is presented in the fact that the competition season 2018-2019 was recently launched in Russia. Everyone was looking forward to performing at the first Stage of the Russian Cup, which took place in Moscow from the 3rd to the 4th of November. During those days the ice palace Dream permeated with a festive atmosphere and the stands were joyful.
On Saturday evening, the annual figure skating competition Finlandia Trophy took place in Espoo, Finland. Seven teams from two countries participated in the competition with their short programs only. This year, Marigold Ice Unity won the competition, Team Paradise came second and Team Unique finished third.
The new season is a new page in the synchronized skating history! These last weeks, we have introduced you, two teams from Russia. Now it’s time to represent the strongest team, twice World Champions, winners and prize winners of many international competitions: Team Paradise.
Some of the best teams in the world will compete on the next weekend at Finlandia Trophy in Finland. Team Tatarstan (RUS) will take part in the competition for the first time. A few days before the event, we took an interview from one of the coaches, Evgeniya Antonova.
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 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships took place in Stockholm, Sweden, last weekend. If everything seemed to be done after the short programs, Saturday's competition brought a lot of surprises. Let’s have a look back on this long awaited competition which will remain one of the most exciting of the season.
Finnish Marigold IceUnity defeats reigning two-time champion Russian Team Paradise and secures top spot of the podium on Saturday evening in the Ericsson Globe of Stockholm. Swedish Team Surprise returns to podium with a silver medal and Russian Team Paradise gets the bronze medal. Read more to know what has happened in Sweden.
The World Synchronized Skating Championships 2018 in Stockholm started with excitement and varying short programs of 25 participating teams from 20 countries. The Ericsson Globe Arena was full of spurring groups in the audience, especially from Finland.