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    "I'm a former synchronized skater, having competed in the sport since 2004, representing Finland, and later Hungary. I retired after the 2018 Worlds in Stockholm but remained a close fan. Currently, I'm a Master's student in Politics and Communication at the University of Helsinki, specializing in media and democracy. I hold a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Journalism, and in addition to Jura, I write for The European Correspondent."

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Ending a career in synchro skating. What next?

Every spring, synchronized skaters worldwide contemplate retiring from the sport—or perhaps returning after a short break! Giving up your competitive career is a huge decision, one that comes with changes to your habits, body, and identity. In this article, one former skater and a sports psychologist discuss what it’s like to leave competitive sports and, for example, when to get help in dealing with it.


Synchronized skating through the eyes of other athletes

Throughout the season, we invited prestigious athletes from other sports to experience synchronized skating for the first time. Their reactions told a story of beauty, harmony, speed, teamwork, and community spirit.


The unique vocabulary of synchronized skating!

Craving for a peek behind the cultures of our ISU Senior teams preparing for the Worlds? We asked them of the quirks of their skating language, and got responses that spoke of creativity, vivid imagination, and individual coaches’ influence – but also of similarities between the teams.


Synchro Tour’s new competition format offered two evening spectacles to Finnish audiences

Finnish synchro audiences got to enjoy two full evenings of skating, cheerleading, and other entertainment when Synchro Tour’s new evening competition format took place at the Helsinki Ice Hall. The first, short program competition was on Wednesday, November 22nd, and the second, free program competition on Monday, November 27th. The competitions started at an unusual time, at 6 pm on a weekday, to create an interesting yet compact experience.