The multiple-time German champions Team Berlin 1 started the new year by winning their 25th consecutive title and earned their spot for the 2020 World Championships in Lake Placid. 22 other Teams also fought for the top places at the German National Championship which was held in Berlin last weekend.
After two days of exciting competition, synchro teams competing in Pre-Novice, Open and Adults divisions performed their programs in the CAA Centre located in Brampton, Ontario. Amazing performances highlighted the Winterfest competition. Let’s have a look back.
Monday marked the culmination of the inaugural Britannia Cup in Nottingham, England where 75 teams competed across 13 categories during the three day competition. Incorporating the British Championship, the British teams were fighting to gain or reclaim national titles and there was a general buzz of excitement in the stadium during the entire competition.
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.
Canada got its 2020 representatives at the World Junior Championships in March. Finishing first and second respectively at Winterfest, the Quebec team Les Suprêmes and Nexxice from Ontario won the famous "world ticket" on Saturday evening. Even with great scores, Nova Junior will still have to wait. In the Senior division, Les Suprêmes claimed the gold title after an intense competition.
Five Senior teams and nine Junior teams battled it out in the short programmes at the inaugural Britannia Cup on Saturday evening in Nottingham, England, the venue for the 2020 ISU Junior World Synchronized Skating Championships. This International and Club event also incorporates the British Synchronized Skating Championships and has attracted the majority of the teams in Britain along with a smattering of international teams. This evening showcased the Senior and Junior short programmes with teams from the USA commanding the highest scores.
The Winterfest event is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events in Canadian synchro. Held annually in the greater Toronto area, this year the CAA Centre in Brampton played host to over 100 synchronized skating teams from across Canada.
1 min and 24 secs to show how amazing synchronized skating is. Sofie Ekstrom-Gabb, a member of Team Icicles Senior who trains in Nottingham, UK has been chosen by a production company from Cardiff to be the subject of a video clip. The aim goal was to show an unusual sport practiced by a Welsh sportswoman. She shares with us her experience on the set.