Meet Yana Hanssens, former skater of Team Phoenix and battler of Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss. Get to know her story and follow her journey as a synchronized skater.
In part 1, the magic of the Mixed Age category focused on the thoughts and wishes of 15 European Mixed Age teams. They talked about who they are, what makes them special, and why they are so important for synchronized skating in general. In this article, the teams discuss the advantages and difficulties, competitions organized exclusively for Mixed Age, and their future perspectives.
Too old, too young, or not enough skaters? Mixed Age covers you. No age limit and a lot of diversity within and between teams make this category the most unique of them all. But how does this affect what is otherwise so normal in other categories? Fifteen European Mixed Age teams talk about who they are, what makes them special, and why they are so important for synchronized skating in general.
Synchronized skaters from all over the world are connected by passion, encouragement, and a mutual love for synchronized skating. Unfortunately, there’s another feeling passing through all skaters' minds: we’re talking about stress. Nenna Salminen, a current skater from Team Unique (FIN), shares her view on self-confidence in synchronized skating.