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Team Unique (FIN): "The hopes are now for the coming season"

A few days before presenting their programs in a special live event, the captains of Team Unique, one of the most important Finnish teams, talk about this remarkable season, their fears, and their hopes for the future.


Team Unique (FIN): "Constant uncertainty has been tiring"

The Finnish Senior team Team Unique is one of the best-synchronized skating teams in the world. The past year has been very challenging for all skaters around the world. Learn how the team is dealing with this unusual situation.

Amanda Clinton: "There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes"

She's the coach of several synchro teams in Scotland, and she also loves analyzing elements when she works as an ISU Technical Specialist. Let's meet today Amanda Clinton!

"We are eager to reorganize the French Cup in 2022"

Usually, at this time of year, the city of Rouen in France turns into the synchronized skating capital of the world during the French Cup. For the first time this year, this legendary competition will not take place.


"The hard work is always worth it in the end"

We take you to Northville, Michigan (USA), to meet Anastasia Worthy, a synchro skater and law student.

Sarah Vuoppola (part 2): "We should be able to be at the same level or even better"

A few days ago, you were able to discover the story of Sarah Vuoppola, a young Swedish girl who decided to change her life to join the team of her dreams: the Helsinki Rockettes. Discover now her adventure in this new team, and her way of preparing and maintaining morale in the face of this challenging season!

Alana Christie: "I was told often in the early years that it wouldn't work"

No club, no rink, no skaters. That’s what Alana Christie faced back in 2017 when she started the Northernettes teams in the USA. The young and talented coach devoted endless passion and hard work into her dream of redeveloping high level synchronized skating in the Minneapolis area.

Sarah Vuoppola, the Swedish skater among the famous Helsinki Rockettes (part 1)

Sarah Vuoppola, 26, was born in Sweden, Gothenburg. Two and a half years ago, she decided to follow her heart and join the team of her dreams: Helsinki Rockettes. Apart from skating, she studies interior design and works in a theatre cafe in Helsinki. In this first part of the interview, discover her story and what pushed her to change her life!


Philippe Maitrot (ISU): "If it has to be virtual, let’s do it!"

Following the decision to cancel the Junior Synchronized Skating World Championships 2021, the president of the ISU technical committee Philippe Maitrot reacts.

Elsa Paananen: "Skating will always be a part of my life"

Member of the junior team Dream Edges, Elsa Paananen received the "Young Athlete Prize" in her hometown of Kaarina. At Jura Synchro, Elsa explains her passion for synchronized skating, talks about her team and her plans for the future.

Yurika Ando: "Skating abroad has changed my life"

Yurika Ando is 22 years old and grew up in Shiga, Japan. A year and a half ago, she left her family to live her dream in Germany. Back on her career and her experience with her new team, Team Berlin 1.

The season resumes on Saturday with 36 participating teams

Finland's first synchronized skating qualifiers will be held next weekend (November 7-8) in Tampere. If the competition could still be cancelled, the organizer, the Tappara Figure Skating club, has done everything it can to make the competition a success. Jutta Rouru, the leader of the competition describes the arrangements and talks about the challenges.