There was a packed auditorium at the first British synchronised skating competition in two years at Alexandra Palace in London. With COVID regulations in force, organisers had their work cut out to check each skater’s lateral flow tests and temperatures along with every spectator, coach, chaperone, etc.
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 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.
Monday marked the culmination of the inaugural Britannia Cup in Nottingham, England where 75 teams competed across 13 categories during the three day competition. Incorporating the British Championship, the British teams were fighting to gain or reclaim national titles and there was a general buzz of excitement in the stadium during the entire competition.
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.