Team Paradise: "Everything went as planned"
Team Paradise 2020-21: a total of 23 skaters coached by Irina Yakovleva and Alexander Yakovlev. (Credits: Team Paradise)
The Russian senior champion Team Paradise is back on the ice since early July. Even if strict health measures must be respected during the training, the skaters from Saint-Petersburg hopes that they will be able to travel this season.
Mid-August, they flew to the Kaliningrad region (between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic Coast) for a big training camp that finished... on Thursday! "We were very afraid that there would be little time to prepare for the upcoming season, but fortunately everything went as planned."
The building of their programs is now over. "We need to work, work and work again so that judges and viewers will see the high levels of the elements and emotional performance," the team continues.
"It was a difficult time for everyone, but we think it learned us pay attention to our health, take care of family and relatives, and our planet. We learned to be more disciplined and responsible. Whatever happens, it also taught us not to give up and to support each other in difficult circumstances," says the skaters.
"One of our ice rink can close at any time"
For the next few months, Team Paradise will work according to the usual plan and will wait that the borders open for international competitions. "Now our plans include two national qualifications, and then we will wait for the situation in the world. We hope that this year you will see us and the other of the strongest teams in the world on one same ice," hopes the team that wishes good luck to all teams and wishes everyone to stay healthy.