Nearly 30 synchro teams competed on Saturday and Sunday in Widnau, eastern Switzerland, at the Swiss Cup 2020. For the only two ISU junior and senior teams this was the last occasion to present their program for the last time before the ISU World Championships.
The weekend could not have been more exciting in Espoo, where the 2020 Finnish Nationals took place from February 29 to March 1. Second after the short program, Helsinki Rockettes won the Senior National title and skated their way to the Worlds. Team Fintastic won the Junior competition which was extremely tight.
The ISU (International Skating Union) updated this weekend the prevention measures for all accredited persons and announced that he ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships 2020 originally foreseen on March 13-15, cannot be staged. A synchro team in Europe has also been tested.
The first day at Finnish Nationals has been really tight, exciting and full of powerful performances. On Saturday, the Senior and Junior teams have performed impressive short programs in Espoo Metro Arena. The Novice competition was also skated on Saturday.
A few synchronized skating events could be at risk as the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe. Two competitions that should be organized soon in Switzerland all closely monitoring the situation after a significant increase in the number of cases in the country the last few days.
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.
The Swedish championships 2020 took place last weekend in Kungsbacka, in the southwest of Sweden. If the country is still waiting for the return of a senior team, the junior competition was thrilling.
After the Canadian National Championships this weekend in Calgary, Skate Canada named the teams that will represent the country at the ISU World Championships 2020. Les Suprêmes, the 2020 senior Canadian champions, and silver medallists Nexxice from Ontario. Seventh at the last Worlds in Helsinki, Nova Senior will have to stay home this season.
The second interclub-level qualification competition was held in Helsinki, Finland from February 8 to 9. On Sunday, teams in Adult, Basic Novice, Beginner, Juvenile, ISU Master and Junior B categories competed.
The wild west is the place of legends: cowboys and sheriffs come to mind, but of course we are talking about the legends that emerged from day 2 of the 2020 Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships that take place this weekend in Calgary.