Train solo, work, study at home, stay away from friends... The pandemic is shaking up the daily lives of many synchro skaters. Discover how Nova Junior from Canada manages the situation.
The wild west is the place of legends: cowboys and sheriffs come to mind, but of course we are talking about the legends that emerged from day 2 of the 2020 Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships that take place this weekend in Calgary.
The first day of competition at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships in Calgary was an exciting one at best. On Friday, the event saw Canada’s best Novice, Junior and Senior teams take to the ice, vying for national titles. Les Suprêmes Seniors and Nexxice Junior are currently skated in the lead in the Short Program.
On Saturday, Seniors and Juniors performed their free skating programs in Gothenburg, Sweden. Team Paradise and Team Sunrise 1 from Russia won the categories. Advanced Novices’ competition began and Team Sunrise 2 from Russia leads clearly. Leon Lurje Trophy 2020 was also the opportunity for many teams to set a new personal record!
Canada got its 2020 representatives at the World Junior Championships in March. Finishing first and second respectively at Winterfest, the Quebec team Les Suprêmes and Nexxice from Ontario won the famous "world ticket" on Saturday evening. Even with great scores, Nova Junior will still have to wait. In the Senior division, Les Suprêmes claimed the gold title after an intense competition.
The Winterfest event is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events in Canadian synchro. Held annually in the greater Toronto area, this year the CAA Centre in Brampton played host to over 100 synchronized skating teams from across Canada.
Nova Junior (CAN) experiences international exchanges. Amy, Norah and Simone travelled many hours to skate synchro, learn skills and compete with a new team. Those young skaters and their coach, Nadine Tougas shared their stories on Jura Synchro!
This past weekend 100 teams from all across Ontario and Quebec took the ice in Dorchester, Ontario. (CAN), for the first competition of the competitive synchro season in Ontario. The kickoff of the season for many teams, teams from Juvenile to Adult competed for titles over a two day period.
As every year, the first weekend of December is the launch of the competition season for the Quebec synchronized skating teams. The teams met at the Invitation St-Hubert and presented their programs to the judges and spectators, for the 25th edition.
The first results have arrived from the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Nexxice, from Burlington, Ontario, finished first in two divisions (Senior and Intermediate). Les Suprêmes are provisionally first in Junior. Nova Senior surprised everybody to sit second. The team from St-Hubert, Quebec, is only 1.78 points from the top of the ranking.
Just before the start of the big international competitions, the Canadian season has really started last month with the Bill Phillips Memorial. As an Event Coordinator for Skate Ontario, Lauren Zbucki worked with the Local Organizing Committee, the Tech Rep, the Data Specialists and the Event Technicians on the organization and operations of the competition. We decided to ask her a few questions.