Have you ever imagined skating on the same team as your twin sister? This is what Ieva and Kristine experienced in the Team Amber team in Latvia. The interview with these two young women, now coaches, was carried out in August when they organized a skating training camp and planned a second camp in Denmark.
Synchro skater and student at a Technical University, Amanda Melne is collecting data on problems experienced by synchro skaters during their off-ice training. As a result of her academic work, a new innovative tool for skaters could be marketed.
Last weekend (6-7th of December), the international synchronized skating competition Riga Amber Cup was held for the second time in Riga, Latvia. The competition took place in the cozy and modern ice rink “Kurbads”. This ice rink is so special that it even does have a hanging fireplace on the second floor hall. Check out the results!
She is probably one of the youngest coaches of an ISU senior team competing at the world championships in April. At 23, Eva Cekanauska welcomes us to her home in Riga, Latvia to talk about her passion and about the teams under her leadership: Amber and Amberlight.
On January 26-27 the city of Gdansk in northern Poland hosted the third edition of International Synchronized Skating Competition Hevelius Cup. The event brought together members of 26 teams to perform in front of several hundred viewers. Apart from Poland, there were participants from Finland, Netherland, Latvia, and Australia.
The previous weekend, 14-15th of December, the history of synchro in Latvia was made. The first synchronized skating competition with ISU status and judges was held in Riga, Kurbads Ice Rink. Kurbads is the newest ice rink in Latvia and the home rink of only synchronized skating club in Latvia – Amber.
The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships took place in Stockholm, Sweden, last weekend. If everything seemed to be done after the short programs, Saturday's competition brought a lot of surprises. Let’s have a look back on this long awaited competition which will remain one of the most exciting of the season.
Team Amber is the first and only ISU Senior level team in the Baltic region. This Senior team consists of 18 skaters, the coaches of the team are Anda Medne and the previous captain of the team Eva Cekanauska. A few days before the Worlds, interview.
Only a few days left before the World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 in Budapest (WSSC 2016). This event will take place from 7 to 9 April in the Hungarian capital. This year 26 teams will participate and show their programs. Who are they ?
In order to best prepare this competition, you might want to know the participating teams better.