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Virtual tryouts and trainings, the new reality of many synchro teams

In these difficult times, many synchro teams around the world are waiting to be back on the ice by continuing their virtual workouts. Some teams had to select new skaters for next season without seeing them on the ice. Reactions.


COVID cancelled summer camps but created new opportunities

Since the spread of the coronavirus, a big part of the world has been stopped, forcing the cancellation of all events, including the OneTeamMVMT summer camps. Working for the promotion of the sport, the organization offered fans of synchronized skating to meet in another way.

"We have developed products specifically for synchronized skating"

Jackson Ultima is a global leader in figure skate boots, blades and complete skates. Its expertise and passion for this sport enhance the performance of the world’s leading skaters. Jackson Ultima recognizes the rapid growth and popularity of synchronized skating and has developed products specifically for this discipline.

The Italian teams return gradually to training after more than two months

Life starts again slowly in Italy, one of the countries most affected by coronavirus in recent months. Since last week, some synchro teams were allowed to return to training with strict rules, while other regions will have to wait a few weeks more.


"We are already going full speed towards the upcoming season"

After a few weeks of setting up, Jura Synchro launches this Sunday the first-ever synchronized skating newsletter. This new sports feature has been thought out as a digital newspaper with different sections. Team Unique (FIN) opens this first issue.

The main difficulty with which ISU will face now is how to conduct the competitions

The International Skating Union (ISU) has released several communications for next season to help synchro teams in these difficult times of pandemic. Uliana Chirkova is a member of the Synchronized Skating Technical Committee and she's also an ISU Technical Specialist in synchro. Living in Russia, this member of the National Judges Commission and Coaches Council explains to us the main changes and the next challenges for the ISU.

Uliana Chirkova: "No one is able to predict all possible consequences of the pandemic"

Member of the Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, Uliana Chirkova from Russia is at home, like many others these days. Jura Synchro took the opportunity to ask her a few questions about the coming season.

EliteXpression: Dressing the world’s best skaters

What do Yuna Kim, Mao Asada, Joannie Rochette and Patrick Chan have in common? They all wore clothes made in a very special workshop; a Canadian workshop! Welcome to EliteXpression, a Quebec company recognized worldwide for its high-end signature skating clothing. Founded 17 years ago, EliteXpression now designs the greatest figure skaters’ costumes, but also does so for many precision teams from Canada, the United States, Europe and even Japan!


Technical requirements for the upcoming season

Online training and development, an updated scale of values and an invitation to ISU members... The International Skating Union (ISU) has released several updates and communications in the last few days about synchronized skating.

One hour of on ice shows to escape from everyday life

Cirque du Soleil is inviting skating lovers from all over the world for a brand new CirqueConnect 60-minute special. The public will discover this Friday May 15th some of the most thrilling moments from Cirque du Soleil’s first on ice shows: Crystal and Axel. Sheila Morin, chief marketing & experience officer in Cirque du Soleil, answers Jura Synchro’s questions.

Covid-19: When will teams be able to train? Global update, country by country.

While some countries have announced a reopening of the ice rinks, allowing synchro teams to practice again and already prepare the new season, others are still waiting and remain in an uncertain situation. We propose today a world tour in some countries that count many synchro teams.

1 athlete, 2 ISU teams, 4 programs

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.