As the United States learns how to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, rinks have slowly been able to reopen, allowing teams to begin their training. However, training looks much different with strict regulations and an increased focus on skaters’ mental wellbeing.
Some of the best teams from the nation all gathered at the Dunkin Donuts Arena in Providence, Rhode Island for the 2020 US Synchronized Skating Championships. This competition is the final competition for many teams and it showcases the present and future of the sport in the United States.
The first day of the Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Skating Classic, the last U.S. competition of the year, kicked off on Friday evening. The competition started with the junior and senior short events at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
On the sidelines of the California Cup, another major event took place this weekend in Irvine, CA. The Synchronized Fall Classic 2019 brought together more than thirty teams in seven different categories.
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.
The Dumfries Ice Bowl, Scotland, was heaving with hoards of excited fans and skaters today with the culmination of the ISU event. 1500 competitor passes had been handed out for the 3 day competition and fans were sitting on steps and stood in crowds at the boards to watch the Junior and Senior events.
On Sunday evening, the participating teams celebrated on the ice of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. The competition ended with magnificent performances presented by teams of international level. In juniors and seniors, gold remained in Finnish hands. Summary of this second day of competition!
On Saturday, January 20th, 18 synchro teams skated during this first day of the 2018 Tissot Neuchâtel Trophy, which officially launches the season of competitions in Switzerland.
This past weekend over 100 teams from all across Canada took the ice at Mississauga Hershey Centre, for Canada’s largest invitational synchronized skating competition- Winterfest. The height of the season for many teams, teams from juvenile to adult competed for titles over a three day period. Relive with us the first day of competition.