"Skyliners", a team name to remember
Skyliners Juniors at the 2019 World Championships in Switzerland. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2019).
Eighteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, two planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, in the United States of America. Nearly 3,000 people were killed. If everyone around the world remembers this tragic event, the Skyliners teams, based near New York City, chose to honor the victims through their team name.
Skyliners are so inspired by the city skyline in the Big Apple. "We think about those who lost their lives, those who lost loved ones, the first responders and all of those affected by the 9/11 tragedy today, and every day. We will never forget," added the teams.
Synchronized skating is also a way of remembering tragic moments in history and paying tribute to them and to the victims.