The pandemic of Covid-19 transforms our daily lives, limiting us in many ways. However, it can’t stop us from online-communication and virtual travels. Let’s mentally go to Russia and talk to Angelina Shapovalova, the team captain of Crystal Ice Junior and Crystal Ice Senior.
Sunday and Monday saw the culmination of the ISU event and also the club international competition. Throughout the weekend, there was a great atmosphere in the stadium, with teams and spectators alike being dazzled by some superb skating in the ISU categories. Monday also saw some brand new teams step onto the ice and some healthy rivalry from the more established teams!
The second ever Steel City Trophy kicked off this weekend 7-9th March, in Sheffield, England, with teams from around the world, in a variety of categories, coming to compete at an Olympic sized rink on the last weekend before Junior Worlds. After a hugely successful inaugural competition last year, Steel City Trophy has evolved quickly, attracting a record 74 teams in this year’s ISU and Club International Competition.
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!
Leon Lurje Trophy, which is one of four competitions in the ISU Challenger Series, is arranged in Gothenburg, Sweden this weekend. Seniors and Juniors performed their short programs on Friday. Team Paradise is leading in Seniors and Crystal Ice Junior holds the first place in Juniors.
The second stage of Cup of Russia took place this weekend in Novouralsk. More than 30 teams from different cities in Russia competed in 4 categories: Basic Novice, Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior. The level of each team grows extremely fast from year to year. Most of the teams tried to achieve the highest levels, but only the best reached them.
From the 2nd to the 3rd of November, the 1st Stage of the Russian Cup took place in Moscow. It was the first serious competition of the season for Russian skaters. So, the synchro community across the country was super excited to start.
Saturday's competition in Salzburg was breathtaking! Until the last second, nobody knew who was going to win the Senior competition. The revelation came from Canada with the new incredible team Nova who did a perfect performance and even beat the 2018 World Champions Marigold IceUnity. Here is the story of an amazing evening in Austria.
In a highly competitive senior category, there’s no room for mistakes when you’re wearing an outfit like Team Unique’s (FIN). On Friday night, they showed the competition who’s really ‘wearing the pants’ in Eisarena Salzburg, earning the top spot in the short program with 84.30 points.