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A new country is interested in learning synchro

New horizons opened for synchronized skating in hot countries? At least that's the idea of Thando Silitshena who wants to develop synchro in Botswana, the neighboring country of South Africa. Interview.


Team Paradise: "The last Worlds were just a small step back to become stronger than ever"

The new season is a new page in the synchronized skating history! These last weeks, we have introduced you, two teams from Russia. Now it’s time to represent the strongest team, twice World Champions, winners and prize winners of many international competitions: Team Paradise.

Team Tatarstan will present a bright and feminine short program next weekend

Some of the best teams in the world will compete on the next weekend at Finlandia Trophy in Finland. Team Tatarstan (RUS) will take part in the competition for the first time. A few days before the event, we took an interview from one of the coaches, Evgeniya Antonova.

"We’re excited to announce that the Starlight Team is back"

A new Senior team in Switzerland! Starlight Team Seniors is made up of 20 skaters between the age of 15 and 27 years old. Skating last season in the Mixed Age division, the team did a big step forward during the summer to join the Senior category. Interview with Sabrina, the Captain of this new Swiss team.


“Synchro”, the Swedish film produced by a former athlete

Elin Bryngelsson Lidestedt is a former skater, now coach in Nacka near Stockholm, and media producer from Sweden. She published last year a long film about synchronized skating that has been broadcasted in her country. This documentary will be available this season also for a few skaters.

"Our goal is to win the Nationals in Turkey"

Irem Tütün is the new coach of the team Golden Roses from Turkey. For this new season, her goals are to create a better team spirit and to participate in the World Championships. The Junior team has already finished the two programs and prepares for this autumn. 

Philippe Maitrot: "The IOC has not definitively closed the door"

Elected last June as the Chair of the ISU Technical Committee, Philippe Maitrot answers questions from Jura Synchro. In this interview, we're interested particularly in the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding synchronized skating at the 2022 Games.

Costa Rica wants to rebuild a synchro team

A few years ago, Costa Rica has a synchro skating team. The name of the team was Hummingbirds as the small and colorful birds from the Americas. Tatiana Soto is a former skater of the team and she’s now a figure skating coach. She shares with us her memories and her wish to see Costa Rica again in the world of synchro.


His role is to orient synchronized skating towards Olympism

Philippe Maitrot has been elected Chair of the ISU Technical Committee at the last ISU Congress in Spain one month ago. Before starting a new season, Jura Synchro evaluate the situation with the new leader of synchronized skating, to whom all eyes are turning to advance the sport. Interview.

"Our goal is to have a great comeback next season" 

Representing Mexico at Worlds in 2016, Team Merging Edge is preparing for their come back next season. The team is training between 10 to 16 a week plus weekend camps but has difficulties to participate in a lot of competitions due to the costs of the travel. Interview. 

"I want to help aspiring teams to reach the next level"

Team captain last year, Elvira Matveeva skated with Team Paradise for six years. After the World Championships this spring, she decided to stop her career to focus on other activities related to synchro skating. Interview.

"Cooperation is an important way to develop our sport"

The Finnish village of Vierumäki hosted a few days ago, some coaches and skaters for the traditional synchro seminar. What’s exactly this event and what did the participants? Interview with Tiina Pensonen, synchro coach in Finland who participates for the first time and some skaters from the Netherlands (Kids on Ice).