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Fierce and high-level competitions have started!

The third stage of the Challenger Series began on Saturday in a huge and beautiful ice rink. 17 teams skated at the Marie Lundmark Trophy, in Turku, Finland.

Some of the biggest technical mistakes in synchro and how to avoid them

This is a new feature on Jura Synchro in 2022! Our new series "On a technicality..." looks at the technical panel and what's behind the points' protocols. Find out the first episode with a column by Tony Kraehenbuehl, Technical Controller.

A last minute team for this weekend's Challenger Series

After Poland and the Netherlands, the third stage of the Challenger Series of synchronized skating will start on Saturday in the big Gatorade Center in Turku.

Former world-class skaters have created a new synchro team

"Currently, we are just enjoying being back on the ice," explained one of the skaters of the new EX IT team based in Helsinki, Finland, made up of former Marigold IceUnity athletes.

A synchro team on the ice of the European championships

The best European singles skaters competed last weekend in Tallinn, Estonia. The only synchro team in the country participated in the opening ceremony.

Mika Saarelainen: "Synchronized skating is ready for the Olympics!"

He is a must in the figure skating world. He will even go to Beijing for the Olympic Games in a few days. The famous international judge Mika Saarelainen confides about synchro, a discipline he really appreciates.

Second stage of the Challenger Series - Day 2: what you have to know

The second day of the Lumière Cup - 2nd stage of the Challenger Series - took place on Saturday in the Netherlands.

A major synchro competition in a country in lockdown

Although the Netherlands are in lockdown, the 5th Lumière Cup started on Friday in Eindhoven. A relief for the organizers who are setting up for the first time a Challenger Series competition.

Pandemic: a few teams cancel their international trip

With the resurgence of the pandemic, this is to be expected. Several of the world's top teams announced this week that they would be withdrawing from upcoming international competitions.

A new competition cancellation

Considered as a highlight of the synchronized skating season, the Leon Lurje Trophy which was to be held at the end of the month in Sweden will not take place.

Mika Saarelainen: "The most fantastic experience comes from an emotional, genuine performance"

He is one of the few judges in the world qualified to judge all figure skating disciplines (Single skating, Pairs, Ice Dance and Synchronized Skating). Mika Saarelainen from Finland has been a judge for 38 years and has progressed as far as possible in this role.

2022, the level is already high

The victory, they wanted it and they got it. After beating Team Paradise a few weeks ago, the senior team Tatarstan from Russia won again at the first stage of the Challenger Series in Poland. Crystal Ice (RUS) and Dream Edges from Finland got the silver and the bronze, ending with tight scores.