Amadé Cup 2023: a Gala of Synchro Competitions
Adult Team Thunder of Hungary got it. (Credits: Roy Ng - 2019)
Following the heated Mozart Cup 2023, the Eisarena Salzburg ice rink remained festive on 22 January 2023 as Amadé Cup 2023 was held. A whopping total of 47 teams competed for gold medals in Pre-juvenile, Juvenile, Adult, Non-ISU Basic Novice and Mixed Age categories.
Winner Hungarian Team Frostwork Tiny (38.86) skated to a collection of Super Mario video game music, which suitably incorporated a variety of tempos and moods to enrich the program. Their program showcased the skills of individual skaters well. Runner-up Team Uno from the Czech Republic (36.31) also delivered their program with speed and impressive move elements.
Team Minnies (49.45) of the Czech Republic came second despite a fall and deduction due to illegal elements. Judges gave them higher program component scores than Ice Fire Juvenile.
On the other hand, team Ice Chicas (45.41) of the Czech Republic had an impressive pivoting block, which was pleasant to watch. Eight Adult teams skated in Salzburg.
Frostwork had a nice pivoting block which travelled far single-foot, and Magic presented a smoothly executed box intersection. However, Magic suffered a fall and had to pass the gold medal to Frostwork.
Among all 14 teams, Finnish Team Estreija Mixed Age (90.63) delighted the audience with powerful skating and complicated footwork and won the gold medal. Their artistic wheel brought the program to a wonderful climax.
Silver medallist Team Magic Mixed Age (81.72) of Hungary successfully executed the highest possible level of intersection well (a Level 4 intersection paired with a Level 4 point of additional intersection feature).
With no more COVID restrictions in place, the Mozart Cup and Amadé Cup provided a long-waited opportunity for teams to get together just like the good old days. The Amadé Cup also provided a platform for younger skaters to experience competitive skating at a higher level. I cannot wait to see these young skaters honing their skating skills to be next-generation top skaters.
Results - TOP 3
JAN 22, 2023 - JAN 22, 2023
|1||Team Estreija (FIN)||90.63|
|2||Team Magic (HUN)||81.72|
|3||Team Butterfl Ice (GER)||63.31|