A total of 150 programs judged at the Tri-States virtual event
The Hockettes (USA) won the gold title in the Junior Short Program. (Credits: Hockettes - 2021)
The Tri-State Synchronized Skating Classic took place virtually last weekend due to COVID-19 travel and rink restrictions. 196 synchro teams participated and exhibited their skills through a full program and/or "Best of Elements" event.
"It was wonderful to have so many teams be able to participate in this event. We saw such great improvement in many of the teams that have been participating in virtual events in the U.S. since Porter Classic back in December," said Karen Wolanchuk, Chief Referee of the event hosted in the United States.
The team scores were not published, only sent to the coaches directly. Like other virtual competitions, the event was not sanctioned because there is no mechanism in place for virtual events as of yet, explained Karen Wolanchuk. She hopes that next year there will be "as it has been very successful in all the disciplines".
"I cannot thank the organizers from the Ann Arbor FSC enough for all the many hours of work they put into organizing two virtual events this season," said Karen Wolanchuk.
This will offer a new opportunity at the start of the season to synchro teams... here and elsewhere.
More info about the Tri-State Synchronized Skating Classic on the official website