First competition for Team Berlin 1 skating to "HipHop" and "Aquaman"


Team Berlin 1 from Germany and its new "HipHop" short program. (Credits: Mario Huth - 2019)

Three synchro teams from Germany and Belgium competed last weekend in Berlin at the Grosser Berliner Bär 2019. This competition was the first opportunity for teams to present their new programs.

Skating to "Dumbo", Team Berlin Novice was the only team in their category. The team performed a clean program and earned a total of 47.99. Starting with a strong Pivoting Block, the team had more difficulties with the Move Element. Their new blue red and white dresses remember well the world of circus.

Team Berlin Novices skating to the soundtrack from "Dumbo". (Credits: Mario Huth - 2019)

Two Seniors teams competed also in Berlin this weekend.

Team Phoenix from Belgium skated their short and free programs for a total score of 119.56. Skating on Sunday to the pirates' themes, the team got a level 4 at the beginning of the performance for their intersection and was rewarded by many levels 3 during their free program.

Team Phoenix in its "pirates" free program. (Credits: Mario Huth - 2019)

"Despite some mistakes in the free skate we are very happy with the weekend performance and had a good start into the new season," wrote Team Berlin 1 at the end of the weekend. The German Champions skated a "HipHop" short program and chose the soundtrack of "Aquaman" for their free skate. Team Berlin 1 got a total score of 175.81 for both performances.

Note also that the Team Berlin Juniors (who did not compete last weekend) is also preparing their comeback to the competition. "At the beginning of the season we had a lot of injuries and we were not a complete team," said the junior team. Nevertheless, the skaters added that they will participate in the national championships in Germany next January.

Results - TOP 3

Grosser Berliner Bär 2019
Berlin (GER)
NOV 01, 2019 - NOV 03, 2019

TEAM Score
1Team Berlin 1 (GER)175.81
2Team Phoenix (BEL)119.56

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Team Berlin Novice (GER)47.99