Fall Classic in California - "It was such a great feeling to finally compete again after so long"
The Haydenettes skating last weekend in Irvine, CA. (Credits: Cynthia Slawter Photography - 2021)
Nearly 70 synchro teams competed in California last weekend at the Fall Classic 2021. This highly anticipated event kicked off the season for many teams who had not competed in a live event since the Covid. The reaction of the two participating senior teams!
For them and the other participating Senior team - Skyliners - this was the first competition since Nationals in February 2020.
The Skyliners Senior, representing the Skating Club of New York, were also excited to get back into the competition swing of the season. "It felt good to be back competing. We put out two technically sound programs with plenty of room for improvement on cleanliness of both programs," said the team.
This season the Skyliners Seniors only have a handful of returning skaters from the Covid and 2020 season. "With a brand new team, we are excited to create a new set of bonds, new traditions, and memories as a team," continued the team, which finished second with 178.75 points in total.
With these programs, the Haydenettes hope to highlight their skating skills and express their connection to the music. "Both programs have a strong focus on flow and lightness, while also maintaining power. We cannot wait to see how these programs continue to develop as the season progresses."
The Haydenettes scored 196.48 points at the Synchro Fall Classic, finishing first in the competition.
Some changes in the coaching team
A few days before the 2021 Boston Classic, the synchro season starts with great energy in the United States. But if the national competitions are starting again, these next months are still uncertain for a few teams. "We don't know if we will be competing internationally this season just yet. We will find out in the next few weeks," said the Skyliners.