Like many teams in Quebec (CAN), Les Suprêmes have not been training since the beginning of October. The measures introduced by the Government still allow individual practices, but the lack of synchro strongly affects the morale of athletes. Agathe Merlier, senior skater and also correspondent for Jura Synchro, shares her feelings in this editorial.
Face masks are now part of the everyday routine due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some synchro teams have turned to use them as chic fashion accessories that perfectly match the competition outfits or include the club logo.
The French synchronized skating teams had to stop their ice training at the end of October (due to the Covid pandemic). Only athletes registered on the ministerial lists are currently authorized to train in the country. Synchro athletes regret this decision and ask for more recognition.
"Synchro skating is just the best thing you can do!" Anna Vidal, captain of the adult JääLeidit team in Finland, smiles. With her teammates, they won the first competition of the season this weekend. Let's meet this very motivated team that has an enormous passion for our sport.
Taking advantage of a "stable" COVID situation, Finland resumed last weekend its synchro season. After eight months of waiting, what a pleasure to finally live again synchronized competitions! With masks and fewer spectators in the arena, back coming and competing at a price.
North wind, goddesses, magical creatures, or even immersion in a strange reality... The Seniors and Juniors teams from Finland will compete this weekend in Tampere at the first national qualifiers of the season. Before seeing them on the ice, discover the themes of their new programs this season!
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.
Adult categories are becoming more and more popular in the United Kingdom and many other countries in the world. Today, let's meet the team Dreigiau Dawnsio who won’t be back on the ice until next year as their venue has been used as a temporary hospital to help any hospital overflows during the pandemic.
For their new free program, the German skaters from Team United Angels experienced a particular working method. Marilyn Langlois, the famous Canadian coach from Montreal, should have joined the team during their camp in Oberstdorf, but due to the COVID-19 and the travel restrictions, the synchro coach wasn't able to come to Germany. Therefore, the team coach Chrisi and Marilyn Langlois decided to maintain the camp... via video call.
Hopes are high in Italy, a country that should organize its first synchro competition of the season next month. After the difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how are doing the senior teams? What are their goals for this season? Overview.
The Covid-19 is changing the skating season in Quebec. Since the announcement of the ice rinks' closure in the province until October 28, synchronized skating teams are keeping their spirits up and finding alternatives. Reactions.