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.
The three day Trophy D’Ecosse kicked started this weekend at Dumfries Ice Bowl Leisure Complex, Dumfries, Scotland, comprising of 44 teams. Encompassing the Scottish Championships, teams were also vying for their national title. Friday and Saturday saw the Junior and Senior categories and the non-ISU categories were interspersed throughout the weekend.
Sunday, the Britannia Cup saw the conclusion of the ISU categories with the Junior and Senior Free Programme and Advanced Novice. It was an exciting event with some beautiful skating across the board.
Five Senior teams and nine Junior teams battled it out in the short programmes at the inaugural Britannia Cup on Saturday evening in Nottingham, England, the venue for the 2020 ISU Junior World Synchronized Skating Championships. This International and Club event also incorporates the British Synchronized Skating Championships and has attracted the majority of the teams in Britain along with a smattering of international teams. This evening showcased the Senior and Junior short programmes with teams from the USA commanding the highest scores.
There was a packed auditorium at the first British synchronised skating competition of the season at Alexandra Palace in London. Thirty eight teams from across the country readied themselves for competition, adorning themselves in beautiful costumes with bling galore. This year is the first time the competition has been held at the historic venue of Alexandra Palace which was turned into a synchro haven for the day with team banners decorating the rink, and also played host to a brand new category.
Sunday was the final day of the 2019 British Championships held in the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham. With seniors and juniors performing their long programmes with only a few points between them after the short, competition was fierce to win the title of British Champion.
The British Championships opened on Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham with 852 skaters competing in 52 teams. Today also marks the first time that the event has been live streamed on BBC sport, broadcast to the entire UK; a historic development for synchronised skating in Britain.
The first British synchronised skating competition of the season kicked off with a bang this week at Lee Valley ice rink in London. With 28 teams competing from around the country, there was an electric atmosphere and the rink was filled to capacity.
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.
1262 competitor passes were handed out at the 2018 British Championships in Nottingham this weekend to the 63 teams gracing the arena in a dazzling display of costumes. Banners were hung and flags flew as families and friends chanted their support from the stands.