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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) decided that the Challenger Series Events for both Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating in the Season 2020/21 should be "held as individual events and not as a Series". Therefore, no prize money will be distributed.
You watched them over and over again during the season to appreciate their incredible energy, to analyze the steps sequences, or the creativity in the transitions... While summer is in full swing, discover the most popular programs of the 2019-2020 season on Jura Synchro.