An end of the season with masks and without any spectator
The Hot Shivers, here the Advanced Novice team, won in both events. (Credits: Giuseppe Bodrone / jundl PHOTOGRAPHY - 2021)
After the Junior and Senior teams, the Italian National Novice Championships took place last week in Italy. The team Hot Shivers won the competition both in Basic Novice and Advanced Novice divisions.
Although the Covid-19 restrictions, the event was a success and nine teams, both from Advanced Novice and Basic Novice divisions, had one last chance to compete and show their programs before the end of the season.
As always the competition was organized in order to respect all the sanitary rules and avoid any contact between the different teams. No public was allowed, and everyone was tested for Covid-19 a few days before the competition.
Wearing a mask was mandatory off the ice, but some teams wore it even while competing.
Team Shining Blades took the second place with 45.39 points, very close to Team Ladybirds who earned 45.24 points and ranked third.
Team Ice Sparkles skated on "Steps from the highlands" by Erich Kunzel and finished fourth with a score of 34.12 points. Team Mini Ice Angels finished fifth and earned 32.95 points with their "Wizard of Oz" program.
Team Ice on Fire presented a program titled "The Nutcracker and the four reigns" and got 30.52 points, while Team Ice Breakers skated on the romantic melody of "Under Paris skies" by Jean Dréjac and earned a score of 27.39 points.
Team Ladybirds ranked second with a total score of 50.16 points.
The end of a very unusual season
This year was hard for everyone, some athletes have to stay quarantined for some periods and all the social distancing rules make it harder to train; however, the spirit was high and everyone was happy and grateful to have been able to compete.
"Despite everything, this year has been special for us. We are so happy about our achievements. This season has been very difficult, but we managed to grow together and create a very strong bond between us. Competitions felt different without the public, but our closeness and team spirit make up for everything," said Team Hot Shivers from Milan.
This year there were also two new teams who debuted in the Basic Novice division, Team Ice on Fire and Team Ice Breakers, and this was their first Italian Championships.
"This was our first season and we are so happy that we got the chance to compete at the National Championships," said Team Ice Breakers. "It has been a very hard season, but we tried to get the best from it and to learn as much as possible," Team Ice on Fire added.
Results - TOP 3
Italian National Championships (Novices) 2021
APR 18, 2021 - APR 18, 2021
|1||Hot Shivers Novice (ITA)||79.41|