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Life starts again slowly in Italy, one of the countries most affected by coronavirus in recent months. Since last week, some synchro teams were allowed to return to training with strict rules, while other regions will have to wait a few weeks more.
After a few weeks of setting up, Jura Synchro launches this Sunday the first-ever synchronized skating newsletter. This new sports feature has been thought out as a digital newspaper with different sections. Team Unique (FIN) opens this first issue.
The International Skating Union (ISU) has released several communications for next season to help synchro teams in these difficult times of pandemic. Uliana Chirkova is a member of the Synchronized Skating Technical Committee and she's also an ISU Technical Specialist in synchro. Living in Russia, this member of the National Judges Commission and Coaches Council explains to us the main changes and the next challenges for the ISU.
Member of the Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, Uliana Chirkova from Russia is at home, like many others these days. Jura Synchro took the opportunity to ask her a few questions about the coming season.
What do Yuna Kim, Mao Asada, Joannie Rochette and Patrick Chan have in common? They all wore clothes made in a very special workshop; a Canadian workshop! Welcome to EliteXpression, a Quebec company recognized worldwide for its high-end signature skating clothing. Founded 17 years ago, EliteXpression now designs the greatest figure skaters’ costumes, but also does so for many precision teams from Canada, the United States, Europe and even Japan!
Cirque du Soleil is inviting skating lovers from all over the world for a brand new CirqueConnect 60-minute special. The public will discover this Friday May 15th some of the most thrilling moments from Cirque du Soleil’s first on ice shows: Crystal and Axel. Sheila Morin, chief marketing & experience officer in Cirque du Soleil, answers Jura Synchro’s questions.
While some countries have announced a reopening of the ice rinks, allowing synchro teams to practice again and already prepare the new season, others are still waiting and remain in an uncertain situation. We propose today a world tour in some countries that count many synchro teams.
The pandemic of Covid-19 transforms our daily lives, limiting us in many ways. However, it can’t stop us from online-communication and virtual travels. Let’s mentally go to Russia and talk to Angelina Shapovalova, the team captain of Crystal Ice Junior and Crystal Ice Senior.
Seven weeks... or almost 50 days since the rinks were closed and the British skaters were forced to put their skates away. In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to announce plans about England's lockdown this Sunday. Interview with Harriet, a 29 year-old synchro skater living in London.
According to this week´s decision of the government of Finland, inner and outdoor sports grounds are opened in a controlled way beginning from 1 June. That means that next month, all skating teams should have the opportunity to skate again.