Ice Skating Australia has announced that due to the current health restrictions limiting training opportunities and interstate travel in some states, the 2021 Australian Figure Skating Championships will be replaced by two online national competitions to determine which teams will be selected to represent Australia at the WJSSC and WSSC in 2022.
O'Brien Icehouse in Melbourne hosted 647 skaters across 44 different teams from all across Australia and New Zealand for the Australian Figure Skating Championships. Team Unity reclaimed victory in the Senior division for the third year in a row, while Iceskateers Elite and Iceskateers stood on top of the podium for Junior and Advanced Novice for their second consecutive years respectively.
Shanghai Trophy is the first international synchro competition of the season, where 4 Senior teams invited by the ISU will compete their free programs for the first time. It is the only competition in the world that hosts events for Figure, Synchronised and Short Track Speed Skating together, which makes for a truly unique experience. Behind the scenes of Shanghai Trophy with our correspondent and Australian skater, Alex.
Macquarie Ice Rink hosted the first competition of the Australian synchro calendar, Sydney Synch Festival, on Saturday August 30th and Sunday September 1st, welcoming many new and returning teams across 9 different divisions.