Two events and almost 200 competing teams
The U.S. competition season is in full swing after a doubleheader competition weekend in Boston, Massachusetts, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
U.S. Figure Skating’s COVID-19 policy for competitions: "Masks are required to be worn indoors by ALL people (including fully vaccinated people) attending any U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned event or activity despite local, state or facility policies. Sanctioned activities include competitions (U.S. Figure Skating and Compete USA), exhibitions/performances and test sessions.
- Athletes practicing or competing on the ice.
- Warming up outside."
According to U.S. Figure Skating, “this series is for teams already included in the ISP and those hoping to be included in the ISP for the 2021-22 season.”
Fond du Lac Blades
Most universities in the United States have returned to campus for in-person learning, which means collegiate synchronized skating teams are back training. Adrian College Varsity, the 2020 U.S. collegiate silver medalists, and Team Excel, made up of skaters from universities in the Boston area, were the only two teams to score in the 80s in the collegiate division.
Skyliners placed first in the novice, intermediate, and pre-juvenile events. Team Excel and Team Image were also top performers, earning multiple gold and silver medals.
Teams Elite was a top competitor at this event, claiming six gold medals from the novice, intermediate, juvenile, open juvenile, pre-juvenile, and preliminary divisions. Teams Elite scored almost 15 points ahead of the second-place team, Fond du Lac Blades, in the novice event.
In the collegiate division, Western Michigan University came out on top with an eight-point lead over the 2020 U.S. collegiate champions, the University of Michigan.