This past week has been a busy one for the US synchronized skating community. Starting Wednesday, eighty-eight teams arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in the 2024 US Synchronized Skating Championships across nine divisions. Skaters competed at the Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, Senior Elite 12, Senior, Collegiate, Adult and Masters levels. Both triumphs and upsets swept the Junior and Senior divisions, as the top teams prepare for the upcoming Worlds.
The 4th and penultimate leg of the Challenger Series took place this weekend in Gdansk, Poland, at the Hevelius Cup. Two US teams took the gold. Teams Elite won the competition in the Junior category, while the Haydenettes (USA) scored another victory in the Senior category.
On the second day of the Budapest Cup, top-level junior and senior teams battled it out for medals. The Basic Novices teams also had the opportunity to impress spectators during this sunny Hungarian weekend.
The 2024 Budapest Cup is the second of the 2023/24 season Challenger Series events, and it has been highly anticipated since many top teams gathered in Budapest since the last time it was held in 2019. Scores were close between some teams and winners were decided only by the end of the game. So what happened on the first day of the Cup?
As the 2024 international season starts to get underway, the 2023 Boston Synchro Classic this weekend was a pivotal competition for the U.S. Junior, Senior, and Elite 12 divisions. Based on the results of this competition, the USFS federation will determine Team USA assignments for the second half of the season. Skating under immense pressure, all three qualifying divisions competed for their shot at international selection.
Twenty-three teams from numerous country make their way to Lake Placid, New York to Skate at Synchro Worlds. This year, the scores ranged by over sixty points, making the competition fun to watch as a viewer!
The 2023 U.S. National Championship recently concluded in Peoria, Illinois, and many teams made history in their organizations.