The 2019 Biasca Trophy took place on Saturday at the Pista di Ghiaccio in Biasca, Switzerland. This year, several teams from Italy and also Germany also made appearances. Five divisions competed: Basic Novice, Juvenile, Advanced Novice, Mixed Age and Senior B.
The tension was palpable this Saturday at the Littoral ice rink in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where the Junior ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships were held. A few points separated the teams after the short programs, so everything still had to be written. The Junior skaters knew it, it was necessary to present a faultless program in order to be able to preserve its rank obtained the day before.
The city of Neuchâtel hosted nice skating in Neuchâtel on Friday afternoon. 23 teams from Russia, Canada, the United States, all of Europe but also Australia skated their short program on this first day of competition.
This past week, the 2019 Budapest Cup took place in the Hungarian capital. The Russian teams showed once again their skills and won gold in all divisions. This important event was one of the last competitions of the season before the World Championships.
Friday and Saturday, the 2019 Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy took place in Croatia. 31 teams from Europe and the USA competed in six different divisions.
The new little sister of the Mozart Cup was born. Last Sunday, the first edition of AmadéCup took place in the RedBull Arena in Salzburg. After cheering the ISU categories on Friday and Saturday, the non-ISU teams competed on Sunday. Splitting the categories is a new trend in the world of synchronized skating.
Multiple-time German Champions Team Berlin 1 returned to competition in style this weekend, taking a strong lead at the 2019 National Championships in Berlin. Junior, Novice, Mixed Age, Adult, Juvenile and Basic Novice also battled for top spots.
You maybe have noticed that the past few days, the International Skating Union (ISU) was posting on their social media about skating costumes! Let's take a moment to speak about costumes in synchro.