In this article, we discuss skating traditions from the welcoming of new team members to annual team hangouts and competition superstitions. We asked for skaters input and got answers from 15 different ISU Senior teams from Montreal to Milan.
The Italian Hot Shivers team was recently the centrepiece of a film. "Se cado mi rialzo" ("If I fall, I get up") is a one-day trip with the skaters and coach Andrea Gilardi during the Spring Cup. The video promotes the sport and its journey towards the Olympic Games.
Twenty-three teams from numerous country make their way to Lake Placid, New York to Skate at Synchro Worlds. This year, the scores ranged by over sixty points, making the competition fun to watch as a viewer!
Coach for many years in Italy, Andrea Gilardi has not missed any ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship organized since 2000. Here are his memories.
The 2022 World Championships are about to begin in Hamilton, Canada. Twenty-three senior teams from 19 different countries will present their programs this weekend. Get to know these teams before you see them on the ice (Part 2).
At the Italian National Championships held this weekend, the Hot Shivers teams took the lead in both the junior and senior categories.
With the resurgence of the pandemic, this is to be expected. Several of the world's top teams announced this week that they would be withdrawing from upcoming international competitions.
The last Italian competition of 2021 took place a few days before Christmas in Trento, Italy. The Senior Team Ice on Fire won the event with a new record score of more than 180 points.
More than 300 synchro skaters competed last weekend in Milan at the First Italian National Competition.
After two years, Italian teams had the chance to skate again with the cheer and support from the public.
The Synchronized Skating National Championships for Junior and Senior teams took place in Trento, Italy. And for the first time in more than twenty years, another club took home the gold in the Senior category!
Covid or not, some synchro skaters have listened to their hearts and pursued their dream. In this third and final part, synchro skaters share their fears as this new adventure approaches.