In the astonishing city of Trento, set in a glacial valley guarded by the peaks of The Brenta Dolomites, took place from 9 to 11 Nov 2018 the Trento Cup 2018 Synchro Interclub/international Competition for Senior, Junior, and Advanced Novice teams. This competition is very important because it allows teams belonging to the national categories to be able to take part in International ISU calendar competition.
Autumn is the most expected time of the year for all the Synchro lovers in Russia. The reason for that is presented in the fact that the competition season 2018-2019 was recently launched in Russia. Everyone was looking forward to performing at the first Stage of the Russian Cup, which took place in Moscow from the 3rd to the 4th of November. During those days the ice palace Dream permeated with a festive atmosphere and the stands were joyful.
The first British synchronised skating competition of the season kicked off with a bang this week at Lee Valley ice rink in London. With 28 teams competing from around the country, there was an electric atmosphere and the rink was filled to capacity.
This past weekend kicked off the North American season in Colmar, Pennsylvania, at the Philadelphia Synchronized Skating Invitational. The arena was filled with a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and nerves for what each team had prepared to bring to the ice.
It has been an exciting weekend at Espoo Metro Arena. On Sunday Finnish Junior and Senior teams continued competing with their free programs and the second section of the Novice teams had their competition. There was a lot of new tricks and innovative elements which made the competition even more interesting.
The 1st National Synchronized Skating Qualification in Finland started today at Metro Arena, Espoo. After the short programs on Saturday, Helsinki Rockettes topped the Senior competition. In Juniors, Dream Edges took the first place and Finettes is the winner of today´s Novice competition.
On Saturday, October 27th, the first US competition kicks off outside the historic city of Philadelphia at the Hatfield Ice Arena hosted by Philadelphia Symmetry. This weekend will include a Judges Critique and is approved as an International Selection Pool competition for junior and senior teams. It’s a busy weekend for the skaters as many of them skate an official practice, competition, and a critique!
This weekend Paradice Rink at Botany, Auckland hosted the 2018 New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Championships. The competition is hotly contested between North Island and South Island in synchro as well as within the Paradice Rink. In the Mixed Age division, Black Ice won the competition.
The Asian Junior Figure Skating Challenge 2018/19 Synchronized Skating competition was held on 5 October 2018. This was the first ever synchro competition organized by the Hong Kong Skating Union. A total of five Chinese teams from Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen participated in the Mixed-age, Novice, and Pre-Novice categories.
On Saturday evening, the annual figure skating competition Finlandia Trophy took place in Espoo, Finland. Seven teams from two countries participated in the competition with their short programs only. This year, Marigold Ice Unity won the competition, Team Paradise came second and Team Unique finished third.
As the qualifier event for the Australian Figure Skating Championships, the NSW State Championships are an important competition in the synchro calendar. The top four teams from each division will automatically qualify for Nationals, which will be held in Sydney at the beginning of December.
As the first NSW competition of the season, the Sydney Synchronised Festival is an important event that helps teams gauge their developing programs against competition prior to the State and National Championships. It took place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of September at Penrith Ice Palace in Sydney. While a majority of the participating teams are based in NSW, there were a number of interstate teams present, most notably Adelaide Ice Magic from South Australia and Infusion from Western Australia.