They cracked 175 points to take Junior's competition
At Britannia Cup, the Skyliners from the New York area cruised to their season's first international gold medal. (Credits: Cynthia Slawter Photography - 2019)
Sunday, the Britannia Cup saw the conclusion of the ISU categories with the Junior and Senior Free Programme and Advanced Novice. It was an exciting event with some beautiful skating across the board.
Senior: great attack and sass from the Haydenettes!
The stand out winner was Haydenettes from the USA who scored 135.09 points in the free, making a total score of 206.66 points. They skated all in black to various INXS tracks with great attack and sass. They had one fall after a lift and were downgraded in their whip intersection but this was barely noticed by the crowd who were enjoying their performance. Their twizzles were particularly impressive with the speed and ice coverage entailed.
In second place, also from the USA was Adrian College Varsity. They earned 119.23 in their Free Programme which gave them 171.90 in total. Their programme was made up of music which represented the different seasons and this was reflected in different coloured leaves on their costumes. They skated a clean programme and interpreted the different music well.
In 4th place from Great Britain was Icicles. They scored 73.62 points in their Free Programme which earned them a total of 109.79 points. Skating in vibrant pink costumes, they sampled various 1970’s disco mega hits in an energetic programme. They looked like they really wanted to hold onto their Championship title as they threw everything at this programme and it paid off.
In 5th place from Great Britain was Team Zariba. They scored 58.13 points in their Free Programme which scored them a total score of 87.05 points. They skated to a 1940’s themed routine which included some interesting lifts.
Junior: The Cinderella delight
In first place was Skyliners from the USA scoring 176.15 points overall. Their Free programme was skated to Moulin Rouge and they wore extremely sparkly gold and red costumes. Despite a fall in the Moves Element, they gained 3 elements at a level 4 and the choreography of their programme was a delight to watch. They scored 112.28 points putting them in second place in the free but first overall.
In second place was Team Starlights from the USA who scored 168.77 points overall. The crowd was very excited to see them and USA chants were out in force. Sky blue costumes completed their Cinderella inspired programme. They had very quick transitions and made good choreographic use of the light and floaty waltz. They gained 5 elements at level 4 and scored 113.28 points, placing them first in the free but second overall.
In 4th place with a total score of 130.46 points was Hot Shivers from Italy. They skated to the Lion King in a dramatic performance which the audience enjoyed and were very happy with their performance. They gained 3 elements at a level 4 and scored 84.55 points in the Free Programme.
Team Estreija from Finland were in 5th place with a total score of 128.69 points. With vivid green costumes to What a Wonderful World and Matt Fax, they had some nice features which were perfectly timed with the music. They earned 3 elements at a level 4 and scored 83.71 in the Free Programme but suffered from several deductions due to falls and ice coverage in the Moves Element.
7th place was taken by Les Chrysalides from France who scored 98.25 points in total. This team suffered from a problem with their music which switched off part way through their routine. They carried on to the end with no music and headed to the Kiss and Cry area very disappointed. After a long wait, they were allowed to come back on and pick up their routine where the music turned off and they performed with passion. The crowd was behind them all the way and despite several deductions for falls and ice coverage, they moved up a place from the short programme earning 65.28 points.
8th place was taken by Solway Stars from GBR who scored 94.96 points in total. They skated in purple to Danny Elfman in a very balletic inspired routine. They scored 63.36 for the Free Programme.
9th place went to Team Illuminettes from the Netherlands who scored 88.43 points in total. Skating in purple costumes to Alice in Wonderland, they had a drama filled routine. They earned a level 4 in their Moves Element and scored 61.99 in their Free Programme.
Advanced Novice: Very tight scores in the top spots
Diamond Edges from Finland took the gold, scoring 74.33 points, just 0.1 points above their competitor. They had "Día de Muertos" inspired costumes and showed great flow and speed consistently across the ice. Their Moves Element was extremely strong, earning a level 4 with fm3 along with excellent twizzles, gaining a level 4. It was a very strong performance notwithstanding 3 falls.
In second place with 74.23 points was Valley Bay Synchronics from Finland. They had an intricate programme filled with creativity. The music was reflected by the choreography but also, equally, by the skaters themselves in how they performed the programme. Each element was well executed, and they gained a level 4 in their Moves Element and Travelling Circle.
In third place was Ice Dreams from GBR who scored 50.50 points to a Bring It On inspired programme. They attacked their programme with enthusiasm and they embraced their theme with their choreography and their presentation of the elements. There was plenty of speed and flow across the ice.
Results - TOP 3
Britannia Cup 2020
JAN 11, 2020 - JAN 12, 2020
|2||Adrian College (USA)||171.90|
|3||Hot Shivers Senior (ITA)||157.94|
|3||DC Edge (USA)||150.89|
|1||Diamond Edges (FIN)||74.33|
|2||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||74.23|
|3||Ice Dreams (GBR)||50.50|
|2||All Stars (GBR)||42.66|
|1||Ice Unite (GBR)||45.22|
|2||Gosport Allstars (GBR)||44.25|
|3||Solway Eclipse (GBR)||42.48|