Just over 1 month ago, Team Viola announced they would be building a new synchronized skating team. The kicker? The entire team is fully-funded by a corporate sponsor that wants to allow skaters to pursue their best in synchro, without worrying about the financial cost of it all. Based out of the United Kingdom, the team has been accepting audition videos from skaters all over the world. The best videos were selected to attend an intense audition weekend from Mar 18-19 at Ice Arena Wales.
This may be the start of a new era in synchronized skating.
On Monday February 13, news broke that an additional elite-level synchronized skating team would be formed in Great Britain. There are hundreds of synchronized skating teams from 27 different countries in the world, but unlike the majority of synchro teams, this one promises to be funded with a considerable sponsorship, aiming to attract the most talented and committed skaters, regardless of their financial means.
The 2017 French Cup took place the first weekend in February at the L’île Lacroix arena in Rouen, France. The French Cup is known for two main reasons: it offers fierce competition from some of the world’s top teams… and it’s a major party! A wonderful way for teams from all around the world and crowds of fans to spend a weekend dancing, spectating, and competing at the Advanced Novice, Junior, and Senior levels.