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.
You maybe have noticed that the past few days, the International Skating Union (ISU) was posting on their social media about skating costumes! Let's take a moment to speak about costumes in synchro.
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 second Swedish qualifiers took place this past Saturday and Sunday in Stockholm. Five junior teams were competing for the chance to represent Sweden at the Junior World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia in March.
On Saturday, the annual figure skating competition Finlandia Trophy took place in Espoo, Finland. Six teams from three countries participated in the competition with their short programs. This year Rockettes won the competition, Team Paradise came second and Marigold Ice unity came third just behind.
The highlight in international figure skating in Finland is getting closer, namely Finlandia Trophy! This is the 6th year synchronized skating teams are participating in the competition that will take place on October 7th in Espoo-Metro Arena. Six teams from three different countries will fight for the gold medal with their short programs.
Just like Finland, Canada and the United States, Sweden organized its national championships this weekend. It was an exceptional championship with no less than 18 teams and nearly 400 skaters who met in Borås on February 25 and 26. Rising figures that reflect a good development of the discipline in the country.
Like a Saturday night fever. 13 Senior teams took part in the 2017 French Cup Free Event. For the competitors, the goal was to improved their rankings. Russia and Finland dominated the competition.
Senior, Junior, and Advanced Novices... On Sunday, the participating teams presented their free program in front of the Swedish audience.