New Zealand National Championships Come to a Close
Black Ice (1st) and Kia Kaha (2nd) from Mixed Age
Six teams across four divisions competed for the National Titles. The competition took place this weekend in Gore, in the South of New Zealand.
The highly competitive Basic Novice grade took to the ice first, with both teams from Auckland. Platinum skated in first position, their rainbow and gold dresses were paired with high energy music from Shakira. They, unfortunately, had one fall but totalled 23.08. Coaches Tracy Hipkiss and Bess Cao said, “Despite all the nerves and having a fall they still managed to achieve their goals.”
The Ice Angels followed with a girl power program, and camouflage dresses. They had an empowering clean skate. Coaches Charlotte Van Uden and Preeya Laud said the girls “Should be incredibly proud of their performance and achievements after a tricky season. They stepped up and performed beautifully.” Their final score was 22.10.
Advanced Novice was the final division to take the ice. The only team in the grade Titanium, skated an upbeat Grease rendition. Their pink and black costumes fit perfectly with their pink ladies’ supporters in the audience. They earnt a total score of 40.23. Coach Tracy Hipkiss said, “I’m so proud of them even though their skate wasn’t their best they still managed to qualify for development, Australian and international selection.”
The NZ synchro season nears it's end...
Results - TOP 3
New Zealand National Championships 2019
OCT 05, 2019 - OCT 05, 2019
|1||Black Ice (NZL)||47.85|
|2||Kia Kaha (NZL)||44.11|
|2||Ice Angels (NZL)||22.10|