This weekend Paradice Rink at Botany, Auckland hosted the 2018 New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Championships. The competition is hotly contested between North Island and South Island in synchro as well as within the Paradice Rink. In the Mixed Age division, Black Ice won the competition.
The Asian Junior Figure Skating Challenge 2018/19 Synchronized Skating competition was held on 5 October 2018. This was the first ever synchro competition organized by the Hong Kong Skating Union. A total of five Chinese teams from Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen participated in the Mixed-age, Novice, and Pre-Novice categories.
On Saturday evening, the annual figure skating competition Finlandia Trophy took place in Espoo, Finland. Seven teams from two countries participated in the competition with their short programs only. This year, Marigold Ice Unity won the competition, Team Paradise came second and Team Unique finished third.
As the qualifier event for the Australian Figure Skating Championships, the NSW State Championships are an important competition in the synchro calendar. The top four teams from each division will automatically qualify for Nationals, which will be held in Sydney at the beginning of December.
As the first NSW competition of the season, the Sydney Synchronised Festival is an important event that helps teams gauge their developing programs against competition prior to the State and National Championships. It took place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of September at Penrith Ice Palace in Sydney. While a majority of the participating teams are based in NSW, there were a number of interstate teams present, most notably Adelaide Ice Magic from South Australia and Infusion from Western Australia.
The Australian competitive season kicked off over the weekend with Sydney Synch Festival - the only major interstate competition outside of the National Championships. The competition is of great value to teams, not only because it is another performance opportunity, but also because it ends with short one-on-one feedback sessions between each team and the Tech Panel, then the Judges.
The Cup of Dresden is a newly initiated international synchronized skating competition for non-ISU categories. The event will be held on February 23, 2019 at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany. Interview with the public relations manager, Claudia Gallwitz.
Adult teams were closely contested in Oberstdorf this weekend. Read more to learn what adult teams achieved in Germany.
After the World Championships, Adult synchro skaters will take centre stage for Adult Competition this May in Germany. Read more to learn more about the Competition and the participants.
A beautiful sun and warm weather, 15 teams on the ice and the crowd cheering for its country: this is the painting of an amazing day in Trento for the International Mixed Age Trophy.