This past weekend kicked off the North American season in Colmar, Pennsylvania, at the Philadelphia Synchronized Skating Invitational. The arena was filled with a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and nerves for what each team had prepared to bring to the ice.
On Saturday, October 27th, the first US competition kicks off outside the historic city of Philadelphia at the Hatfield Ice Arena hosted by Philadelphia Symmetry. This weekend will include a Judges Critique and is approved as an International Selection Pool competition for junior and senior teams. It’s a busy weekend for the skaters as many of them skate an official practice, competition, and a critique!
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.
On the second competition day of World Junior Championship, the 21 teams continued their race with their all-out effort. The first 4 teams from Short Program kept their positions while middle-tier teams’ positions have shifted much.
The first competition day of the 2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships took place on Friday evening in Zagreb, Croatia. The 2017 Junior World Champions Team Junost from Russia finished atop of the competition. Skyliners (USA) trails the leader by three points in second place, while Crystal Ice (RUS) also is provisionally third.
The Dumfries Ice Bowl, Scotland, was heaving with hoards of excited fans and skaters today with the culmination of the ISU event. 1500 competitor passes had been handed out for the 3 day competition and fans were sitting on steps and stood in crowds at the boards to watch the Junior and Senior events.