The closure of all the ice rinks, although expected, still came as a shock. And an emotional one at that. A general anxiety took its place; about people I care about having their entire income cut, about people who have trained their whole lives to compete, who suddenly find themselves in limbo, about those whose lives revolve around the rink, those who use the ice as an escape and those who have found a passion in this icy world of ours. It’s a bit like losing a part of yourself. The obvious solution? Inline skates!
Founded in 2011, Team Ice United starts this summer its 6th year in the Senior category. Before joining the highest level in sport, this team competed in the Mixed Age, and then in Senior B. Winners of the Dutch national championships last season, the team who has experienced some difficult years, is now "back on track" and is working hard towards the upcoming season.
Held in Turku (FIN) from 14 to 17 January 2021, the first-ever Finnish Synchronized Skating Challenger Series event will be called "Marie Lundmark Trophy". The name has been chosen to honor Marie Lundmark’s determined work for Finnish and international synchronized skating.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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!