The 2017 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships ended last Saturday in Rockford, Illinois. Eight champions were crowned during this competition and two Senior teams have been qualified to represent the United States at the next World Championships.
The names of the two qualified teams have been released. Skyliners, representing the Skating Club of New York and Springdale Figure Skating Club and Lexettes from Lexington (MA) will represent their country at the next Junior Worlds in Canada.
On Friday afternoon, the famous French Cup competition started in Rouen, France. Novices Advanced skated their free program and Juniors competed with their short program.
One of the first international competitions of the season took place this weekend in Germany. The Berlin Cup featured Junior and Senior teams from across Europe and USA. Finland and the United States of America have each won 3 medals.
On Friday evening, 17 Juniors and Senior teams have warmed the German ice rink. The Cup of Berlin lived the ISU short programs. Skyliners from the USA and the Finnish Marigold IceUnity are for the moment atop of the competition.
The city of Marlborough, near Boston, hosted fifteen synchro teams this weekend from the USA but also from Canada and Finland. The victory went to Team Unique (FIN), Lexettes, Star Mates, Ice Mates and Mini Mates (USA).
The most expecting competition for Juniors took place this weekend (11-12 March 2016) in Zagreb, Croatia. Twenty teams from the whole world were skating for a medal at the 2016 ISU World Junior Challenge Cup. Canada won the gold, Finland took the second place and Russia earned the bronze medal.