Oberstdorf, an opportunity to highlight adult skaters
Team Antique competing in Oberstdorf a few days ago. (Credits: Luca Tonegutti - 2022)
The annual ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition took place over five days in Oberstdorf, Germany, at the end of May. Of the 350 skaters represented in all skating disciplines, five Adult teams and one Masters team took part in the event.
In the Adult division, four European synchro teams were competing. Team Berlin (GER) won the competition with a total of 40.57. Team Antique from Finland finished 2nd (36.92). This was the 4th time the Helsinki team took part in the competition (2012, 2018, 2019, 2022).
Team Iceliners from Basel in Switzerland took 3rd place with a very close score of 36.42, and the 2nd Swiss team, Starlight Diamonds from Zurich, finished 4th, very close to the podium (35.57).
The ISU Adult competition began in Oberstdorf in 2005 and continued each year (except for 2020 and 2021). In 2016, the ISU added a second annual competition – in North America (Canada one year, the USA the following year).
To know everything about the difference between the Adult and Masters category and the rules to participate in ISU events, don't miss the latest ISU communication (p. 18 - 20).