The presence of spectators brings new energy to synchro teams in competition


Team Hot Shivers Senior (Credits: Team Hot Shivers - 2021)

After two years, Italian teams had the chance to skate again with the cheer and support from the public.

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Last weekend the Trento Cup, the first event of the Italian competition season, took place in the north of Italy.

The competition was open only to Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior divisions, and a total of seven teams gathered together, ready and excited to compete again after a long time.

Last year, despite the Covid-19 restrictions, some teams were able to skate and compete; however, the possibility to do that in front of a public and in a more cheerful environment gave the skaters a new wave of enthusiasm and high spirit.

"We have been very lucky because last year we had the chance to skate and compete; however, we really missed the cheer and the support from the public. Having it back is really great!" said Team Hot Shivers from Milan.
This was the very first event of the season before the first national competition in Milan.

Advanced Novice
Three teams competed in the Advanced Novice division.

Team Hot Shivers won the competition with a total of 61.12 points, skating a bright and joyful program to the soundtrack of the new movie "Luca".

Team Ladybirds, from Milan, ranked second with their program "The Cunning Fox" and a score of 54.44 points.

Last but not least, Team Shining Blades earned a total of 39.99 points and ranked third.

Team Hot Shivers won the gold medal with a total score of 136.77 points.

On Saturday, they skated an elegant short program with fancy black dresses and earned 45.54 points. "We think that the sentence Strike a pose would describe very well our short program," Team Hot Shivers explained.

In the free skating, they presented a powerful "Moulin Rouge" themed program wearing deep red dresses and obtained 91.23 points.

Team Shining Blades ranked second with 77.72 points, earning a score of 27.15 in the short program and 50.57 points in the free skating.

Team Ice on Fire (Credits: Team Ice on Fire - 2021)

In the Senior division, there was a tight competition between the Team Hot Shivers from Milan and Team Ice on Fire from Trento.

In the short program, Team Ice on Fire took the lead with 59.43 points. They presented a very romantic and sweet program to the song "It's all coming back to me now" by Céline Dion. "Our short program tells about the end of a romantic story and the new beginning that it brings," they explained.

Team Hot Shivers skated on a powerful and sensual tango and earned 58.91 points, only 0.52 points less than Team Ice on Fire.

Team Hot Shivers Senior (Credits: Team Hot Shivers - 2021)

The very small difference in the two teams' scores made the expectations for the free skating even higher.

In the end, the Team Hot Shivers took the gold medal with 109.92 points in the free skate and a total score of 168.83 points. They performed a sweet and elegant program wearing a pink and silver dress.

The Team Ice on Fire presented a very emotional and spiritual program to the movie "The Mission" soundtrack. Unfortunately, they had a bad fall during the group lift that cost them some deductions and earned only 100.98 points. They ranked second with a total score of 160.41 points. "This weekend, we broke the ice with a discrete performance, but we are determined to improve a lot and reach all our goals," the team said.

Results - TOP 3

Trento Cup 2021
Trento (ITA)
NOV 19, 2021 - NOV 21, 2021

TEAM Score
1Hot Shivers Senior (ITA)168.83
2Ice on Fire (ITA)160.41

TEAM Score
1Hot Shivers Junior (ITA)136.77
2Shining Blades (ITA)77.72

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Hot Shivers Novice (ITA)61.12
2Ladybirds (ITA)54.44
3Shining Blades (ITA)39.99