In a highly competitive senior category, there’s no room for mistakes when you’re wearing an outfit like Team Unique’s (FIN). On Friday night, they showed the competition who’s really ‘wearing the pants’ in Eisarena Salzburg, earning the top spot in the short program with 84.30 points.
After Helsinki this year and Lake Placid in 2020, the Austrian city of Salzburg has expressed interest in hosting the Synchronized Skating World Championships in 2022. Carmen Kiefer, Head of the Organisation, revealed this information today, a few hours before the start of the Mozart Cup.
For this second article of "Woman Of The Week" we are going to Great Britain. We are in Wales, precisely in the living room of Sarah Lewis, who is 21 years old and is a skater on the team Icicles Senior. It is 7:20 pm when this English student who is pursuing her masters in psychotherapy answers this interview. Meet this athlete who started synchro six years ago.
Just before the start of the big international competitions, the Canadian season has really started last month with the Bill Phillips Memorial. As an Event Coordinator for Skate Ontario, Lauren Zbucki worked with the Local Organizing Committee, the Tech Rep, the Data Specialists and the Event Technicians on the organization and operations of the competition. We decided to ask her a few questions.
The most important event is coming this weekend in the Russian synchronized skating world. The National Championships take place from 11th to 13th of January in Yoshkar-Ola. It will be the 10th Russian National Championship organized in this place. The 28 strongest teams from all country will take part in this competition.
This year, the Junior Russian team Junost celebrated their 20th anniversary. From the very first day, a permanent coaching staff is leading Junost: Natalia Sannikova, Elena Moshnova, and Mikhail Pavluchenko. They all came from different places but all were united by the boundless love for synchro. This trio brought up more than one generation of the champions.
Winterfest held in Brampton, ON is a highly intense competition for any team that enters. A Canadian competition, some teams from the USA have recently attended to compete against some of Canada’s top teams. Winterfest also is Canada’s Junior Worlds qualifier competition, making this one of the most intense weekends of the year for many skaters. The moment these teams competing for a spot walk into the competition it is the competition.
New year, new section! In our new "The Woman Of The Week" feature, we will explore the life and passion of a different figure in synchronized skating each week. Today, we kick off this series with a very special guest, Kaisa Arrateig, Coach of the Helsinki Rockettes in Finland.
Kaisa entered the world of synchro 27 years ago. A resident of Helsinki, she enjoys cooking, walking, reading and spending time with friends and family. She also splits her time with another sport…football. As the mother of 2 children, (Emil 8 years old and Eliot 6 years old) Kaisa also has to put on her football fan jersey. Between her family life and coaching of one of the best teams the world, we are grateful that she has found time in her schedule to sit down with us and answer a few questions.