Italy has tightened its nationwide lockdown in response to the rising of the coronavirus. For many days now, synchronized skating teams can't practice anymore. All the ice rinks are closed.
You shouldn't miss a thing. The United States of America and Finland are hosting their national championships this weekend. Those competitions may be essential for the synchro teams who are trying to qualify for the ISU Senior World Championships in a month.
An important weekend is about to begin in Calgary, Canada. The national championships will not only award new titles, but also select the two teams that will represent Canada at the Lake Placid Senior World championships in early April.
Qualifications for the Junior World Synchronized Skating Championship are well underway. Two Swedish teams have been selected to represent the country in March in Great Britain: Team Spirit and Team Seaside.
There are very young synchro skaters who don't go unnoticed. This is the case of Isabella Green, 6 years old, from Cardiff in the United Kingdom. In a very funny video published today, the little girl gives her beauty tips for synchro competitions.
1 min and 24 secs to show how amazing synchronized skating is. Sofie Ekstrom-Gabb, a member of Team Icicles Senior who trains in Nottingham, UK has been chosen by a production company from Cardiff to be the subject of a video clip. The aim goal was to show an unusual sport practiced by a Welsh sportswoman. She shares with us her experience on the set.
Mushu is Hannah Slagle’s cat and she’s amazing. Do you know why? Because when Hannah watches synchro livestream, she sits with her and watches also the entire event. "She recognizes the sounds that are heard at every competition," explained this synchro fan who lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Nova Junior (CAN) experiences international exchanges. Amy, Norah and Simone travelled many hours to skate synchro, learn skills and compete with a new team. Those young skaters and their coach, Nadine Tougas shared their stories on Jura Synchro!
This week we take you on the ice with the Zoulous (FRA). You will also attend a photo session with Team Chaotique from Finland. We also propose a new challenge with Shining Blades Senior (ITA), a family photo with the American team Star Dazzlers and a medal ceremony with the Polish Team Ice Fire Mixed Age.
On Friday, December 13, Lucia Day was celebrated in Finland. Helsinki Figure Skating Club organized an Lucia-themed event in the Ice Park, which is an outdoor skating rink in the center of Helsinki. Team Fintastic and Helsinki Rockettes performed at this event.