Have you already registered for this new virtual competition?
The organizing committee based in Sweden wants to get the word out about this opportunity for teams to compete.
A new virtual event is coming up for synchro teams from around the world. Athletes can participate with one program, two programs, or just by showing individual elements. Learn more about the 2021 Nacka Synchro Skate digital event!
Many yes, because the club has "a ton of coaches from all over the world" she explains, and they all work together in one of the biggest figure skating clubs in Sweden. Jamie Hull is originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area of the US, but moved to Sweden eight years ago.
Their skating club in Nacka has 7 synchro teams at the moment: Team Comets – Beginner, Team Cosmos – Competitive Beginner, Team Coral – Mixed Age (younger), Team Crystal – Basic Novice, Team Caprice – Advanced Novice, Team Moonlights – Junior and Team Comeback – Mixed Age (older).
If you're interested in reading more about the club, check out this page!
"We want the teams to be able to show the hard work they’ve put in this season, as well as get feedback from officials that they otherwise may be lacking during 2020-2021. Teams can skate one program, two programs, or individual elements from within their program," explains Jamie, representing the club’s competition committee.
"Teams need to register for the event via our online form and then submit their PPC, team photo and program video (all available here). In our club, inclusivity is our main goal and this extends to our events as well. If there’s a team that would like to participate but maybe has too few skaters, or a program that doesn’t quite match a level, or any other combination of issues, we encourage them to reach out to us so that we can find a solution. Everyone should be able to partake!"
What are the deadlines?
February 15 – Registration deadline
February 22 – PPC & team photo deadline
March 1 – Payment & video submission deadline
"Yes, for a team skating one program, the cost is 1500 SEK (~148 EUR). For a team skating two programs, 1750 SEK. For a team competing in the Best Of Elements event, it’s 500 SEK (~50 EUR) per element."
About the video sending, what do teams need to know?
"Don’t stress, turn the lights up in the rink, remove or stand back from the hockey nets, and try to get most of the team in the picture the majority of the time. We’ve written up a document full of all our filming guidelines, and it’s available here: http://nackatk.se/evenemang/nackatrofen/documents
Will the competition be streamed for teams and fans?
"Yes! Our event will be broadcast on our Vimeo account during the weekend of March 20-21, 2021. The livestream will be free and available to everyone."
Will scores be given to teams?
"Yes, scores will be given and individual protocols sent directly to each team. No placements will be awarded."
In addition to this, one of the most important aspects of synchro for my skaters has always been taking them to competitions and enabling them to be exposed to other teams from which they can draw inspiration. Giving them an opportunity to not only watch other teams skate from around the world, but be involved in the event, is fantastic," explains Jamie Hull.
In addition to synchro, the Nacka club also focuses a lot on ice dance and solo dance. So with this event, all three of these will be featured. Ice dance and solo dancers have an earlier deadline to register (February 9th) but late registration may be possible if anyone is interested and would like to enroll in that event as well.
Approximate Broadcast Schedule:
0:00 – Pre-Juvenile & Open Juvenile FS
0:15 – Preliminary FS0:25 – Juvenile FS
0:45 – Basic Novice FS
1:30 – Advanced Novice FS
2:05 – Junior SP
2:30 – Mixed FS
2:45 – Junior FS
3:00 – Senior FS
3:15 – Elements Events
Facebook event link