Coached by Caitlyn Paul, Kia Kaha skates for the Centaurus Ice Skating Club (CISC) in Christchurch, New Zealand. This Mixed Age team consists of 13 skaters who practice recreationally 1 – 2 hours/week. Meet this team who actually lives its Winter season.
Irem Tütün is the new coach of the team Golden Roses from Turkey. For this new season, her goals are to create a better team spirit and to participate in the World Championships. The Junior team has already finished the two programs and prepares for this autumn.
The present World Champion Marigold IceUnity has recruited a male skater in the team for next season. Simoeemil Nurmela (age 19) skated last year with Dream Edges from Kaarina in Finland. This junior team won the national Finnish championship for the first time in spring 2018.
120 skaters, 40 coaches... OneTeamMVMT (OTM) which works to support synchro skaters around the world organized two camps this summer, one in the United States and another one in Canada. Interview with Lisa Miadovnik, the main organizer of these two events.
Elected last June as the Chair of the ISU Technical Committee, Philippe Maitrot answers questions from Jura Synchro. In this interview, we're interested particularly in the recent announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding synchronized skating at the 2022 Games.
A few years ago, Costa Rica has a synchro skating team. The name of the team was Hummingbirds as the small and colorful birds from the Americas. Tatiana Soto is a former skater of the team and she’s now a figure skating coach. She shares with us her memories and her wish to see Costa Rica again in the world of synchro.
The Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the program of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The ISU's application for inclusion of Synchronized Skating was however not successful.
Two years after initially being announced at the 2016 ISU Congress in Croatia, the proposed changes to the Grades of Execution (GoEs) across all Figure Skating disciplines have finally come into effect. The changes expand the GoE scale from -3 to +3 to a larger -5 to +5.
Philippe Maitrot has been elected Chair of the ISU Technical Committee at the last ISU Congress in Spain one month ago. Before starting a new season, Jura Synchro evaluate the situation with the new leader of synchronized skating, to whom all eyes are turning to advance the sport. Interview.
Representing Mexico at Worlds in 2016, Team Merging Edge is preparing for their come back next season. The team is training between 10 to 16 a week plus weekend camps but has difficulties to participate in a lot of competitions due to the costs of the travel. Interview.