Twenty skaters ready for a new synchro season
Team Seaside at the end of their free program “Bird Box”. (Credits: Ice Galaxy - 2020)
Today let's travel to Tjörn, a small island located north of Gothenburg, Sweden. This is where Team Seaside, 8th at the last World Junior Championships, is practicing. For the 2020-2021 season, the 20 skaters are already training hard!
Even their coach Therese Arvidsson, 34 years old, is working there for a long time. "I have been the head coach of Team Seaside since 2010," explains this young coach who lives in the Tjörn island with her husband and her two girls. She herself has been skating with Team Seaside Senior from 2001 to 2005.
During the COVID period, the skaters have been able to continue to practice together. "We have been training together with the team but by keeping the with social distances and no symptoms of cold were accepted on our training," the coach said.
"Team Seaside is a great team composed of girls who have big goals for this season. They have a great focus and they train very hard," continues Therese. Team Seaside has already started to work on their short program.
"We have one skater from last year who now skates with that team. That is great for Swedish synchro to have that again. And we have currently four junior teams. It is not so a lot but I hope we can grow as a sport in Sweden and develop our teams to be even better," she said.