National Championships under the sun at the Swiss Cup 2022


Cool Dreams Junior from Burgdorf had competed at the beginning of February at the French Cup in Rouen, France. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)

As always at the beginning of March, the Swiss teams competed at the Swiss Cup in Widnau. This event also counted as national championships for the ISU teams.

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Mixed Age
Five teams were competing in the Mixed Age category. Skating last, Monika Schneider's team, Snowflakes, won the competition with 65.52. A good boost for the International Mixed Age Trophy which will be held in Basel, also in Switzerland, in early April. 

Team United Blades from Neuchâtel finished in 2nd place with 55.43 points, and Team Bernettes won the bronze medal with 49.13, almost 14 points higher than in Neuchâtel a few weeks ago. Ice Storms from Mittelrheintal and Team Volcano from Lausanne also competed. 

Advanced Novice
In the Advanced Novices, the Starlight Novice team from Zurich skated their program on fairies and nature, winning a total of 59.41. The young skaters jumped for joy on the Kiss & Cry. However, it wasn't enough to beat the Cool Dreams Novices who skated a clean program in blue dresses, winning the competition with 62.85.

Junior & Senior ISU
The ISU teams skated their two programs on the same day. 

In the Junior category, the gold title went to the Cool Dreams, who skated a good free program featuring two "Level 4" elements (Intersection and Move Element). The team that has been selected to represent Switzerland at the Junior Worlds in two weeks in Innsbruck totalled 137.01 points, their best score of the season. 

Starlight Junior was crowned Swiss Junior Vice-Champion on Saturday with a total of 119.81 points. The team from Zurich Oerlikon had a fall in their free program in the intersection, which made them lose technical points. The team also got two "Level 4" in its free skate. 

Switzerland has only one senior team, the Starlight Elite. On Saturday, the Zurich team had some difficulties in their short program, with three points deducted due to falls. The free program was easier thanks to a clean performance. The team earned 145.10 points in total.

Starlight Elite in their Short program. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)

The Swiss Cup in Widnau also hosted two Senior B teams (victory of Team Saphire from Basel), but also three Adult teams which saw Team Passion win the competition with 29.18 points. 

Ice Flowers from Thun received the gold medal in Basic Novices (31.59) and Team Pearls from Basel was crowned champion in Juveniles (22.71).

Results - TOP 3

Swiss Cup 2022
Widnau (SUI)
MAR 05, 2022 - MAR 06, 2022

Mixed Age
TEAM Score
1Snowflakes (SUI)65.52
2United Blades (SUI)55.43
3Team Bernettes (SUI)49.13

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Cool Dreams (SUI)62.85
2Starlight (SUI)59.41

TEAM Score
1Cool Dreams (SUI)137.01
2Starlight (SUI)119.81

TEAM Score
1Starlight (SUI)145.10

Senior B
TEAM Score
1Team Saphire (SUI)52.12
2Team Unity (SUI)46.29