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Dr. Porter: "Competing this year will be much different"

The United States is one of the hardest hit countries of Covid-19. After months, teams are just starting to get back on the ice. While skaters are busy at work creating new programs and preparing for the season, everyone is wondering: what will the competition season look like? We asked Lawrence Ward and Mary Reilly competition co-chairs of the Dr. Richard Porter Competition (December 4-6, 2020) about potential changes we may see this year.

Top 10 best synchro interviews of the past season

From Simoeemil Nurmela (FIN) and Hugo Chouinard (CAN) to Angelina Shapovalova (RUS) and Nadine Banholzer (SUI), here are the best interviews of the season 2019/2020.

VIDEO: Is your costume one of the favorites?

You miss winter, and we completely understand! During the season, Jura Synchro asked several international senior teams what their favorite costume was. Relive the best winter moments by discovering their response in a video!

Disappointment as UK ice rinks remain shut

Members of the British ice skating community were left reeling a few days ago with the government’s last minute announcement that rinks were no longer allowed to open.

The use of music as a mental preparation tool

Listening to music before a competition, many synchro skaters have already experienced it. Music has multiple effects: concentration, motivation, or even focusing on one task. Several researchers are also interested in music to improve the performance of athletes. What about you?

Building a strong team from the very first minute of the season

On March 13th, Spain declared a national state of alarm due to the rising cases of Covid-19. The state of alarm lasted over three months, keeping people confined to their homes and skaters unable to step on the ice and practice the sport they love.

Away from the ice rinks, this coach realized his dream

During the Covid-19 outbreak, many coaches and skaters had to deal with the fact that they wouldn’t be on the ice for a very long time. Olivier Chapuis, head coach from the synchronized skating teams in Compiegne, France, hasn’t stepped on the ice for over 10 months! Why? In September 2019, he started a trip around the world with his wife and son. He had to come back home early because of the coronavirus.

A new international synchro competition is born

The first edition of Stars Cup will take place on 13 and 14 February 2021 in Torun, Poland. This will be the first time this historical city will host an international synchro skating event.

Finland: The 2020-21 calendar has been published

Three national competitions, four interclubs and one international event. The Finnish Skating Association recently published the dates of the synchronized skating events for the upcoming season.

She found a new way to coach her synchro team during the summer

At 27 years old, Maja is certainly one of the few coaches who chose to continue to practise blocks, intersections, and circles... without going to the ice rink. Her team has swapped the blades for rollers during the summer, and even plans to participate in inline competitions soon.

Resumption of Skating in Canada

On March 13, 2020, the rinks closed due to Covid-19 in Canada, in order to limit the spread of the virus and thus protect the health of its inhabitants. What about the situation 5 months later?

Philippe Maitrot (ISU): "A very uncertain season is coming but..."

After the announcement of the Challenger Series cancellation, Philippe Maitrot, Chair of the ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, answered our questions and expressed his views on the upcoming season.