Eighteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, two planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, in the United States of America. Nearly 3,000 people were killed. If everyone around the world remembers this tragic event, the Skyliners teams, based near New York City, chose to honor the victims through their team name.
The tension was palpable this Saturday at the Littoral ice rink in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where the Junior ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships were held. A few points separated the teams after the short programs, so everything still had to be written. The Junior skaters knew it, it was necessary to present a faultless program in order to be able to preserve its rank obtained the day before.
The city of Neuchâtel hosted nice skating in Neuchâtel on Friday afternoon. 23 teams from Russia, Canada, the United States, all of Europe but also Australia skated their short program on this first day of competition.
The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships will be held in Neuchatel (SUI) this Friday and Saturday. 23 teams representing 18 countries will be competing. While some have become unavoidable in the synchro world, others will deserve our full attention. Overview of the competitors.
Thursday and Friday kicked off one the most heated National Championships of the United States yet. Teams came in ready to fight and teams pushed it to their peak and the scores and skates were stunning and breathtaking. Limits were pushed and scores were pushed even higher.
Russians take it all! Read more to learn how Russians defeat other competitors and land on the top spot of the podium.
The 25th French Cup started in a good atmosphere, as so many times before. It empowered the performances of the top teams so that in Senior category the five top teams are within 2.51 points after the short program while Team Paradise from Russia is leading the competition. In the Junior division, the tight fight for the victory should be between Dream Edges (FIN) and Junost (RUS). The difference between the two teams is only 0.18 points. Team Dynamique (FIN) captured the win in the Advanced Novice category.
Saturday's competition in Salzburg was breathtaking! Until the last second, nobody knew who was going to win the Senior competition. The revelation came from Canada with the new incredible team Nova who did a perfect performance and even beat the 2018 World Champions Marigold IceUnity. Here is the story of an amazing evening in Austria.
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.
The classic Dr. Porter competition was anything but ordinary. Teams came with their game faces and a passion to make the podium. Teams made history by showing off their new programs for the season, and came with a fire that is not going to fade out anytime soon. Their flame is only growing and with this being many teams second competition of the season, it was a very impressive one.
On the second competition day of World Junior Championship, the 21 teams continued their race with their all-out effort. The first 4 teams from Short Program kept their positions while middle-tier teams’ positions have shifted much.
The first competition day of the 2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships took place on Friday evening in Zagreb, Croatia. The 2017 Junior World Champions Team Junost from Russia finished atop of the competition. Skyliners (USA) trails the leader by three points in second place, while Crystal Ice (RUS) also is provisionally third.