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.
The final day of the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships was an exciting one. Nova claimed their second title of the event in Novice, and a Nexxice Open skated to win their 3rd consecutive Canadian championship.
This weekend Swedish nationals took place in Nacka outside of Stockholm. There were four categories in this weekend’s competition, Debutant, Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior. The arena was completely full, and all tickets were sold out weeks before the competition began.
The first results have arrived from the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Nexxice, from Burlington, Ontario, finished first in two divisions (Senior and Intermediate). Les Suprêmes are provisionally first in Junior. Nova Senior surprised everybody to sit second. The team from St-Hubert, Quebec, is only 1.78 points from the top of the ranking.
This week, we are opening a new page of the synchro history book. Today we go to Normandy, France to visit the country house of Edith Ballester. Edith was a trailblazer who shaped the origins of synchronized skating in France. She worked to import and develop the discipline in France from 1990 until her retirement in 2001. Let's discover the birth of synchronized skating among our French friends through the eyes of this passionate woman who blew out 82 candles on her birthday cake this year.
Canada’s best synchro teams will compete in Waterloo for the 2019 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships this weekend.
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.
Italy once again charmed several synchronized skating teams who competed last weekend in Milan in Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior. The competition also celebrated the 25th anniversary of its creation.