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.
The new season is a new page in the synchronized skating history! These last weeks, we have introduced you, two teams from Russia. Now it’s time to represent the strongest team, twice World Champions, winners and prize winners of many international competitions: Team Paradise.
All the Finnish and Russian senior teams will perform their new short programs for the first time in front of the judges and the audience on Saturday evening. This competition starts the International Synchronized Skating season 2018-19.
The 2018 World Champion Marigold IceUnity is ready to compete this upcoming weekend for the first time of the season. As for the six other participating teams, the Fins will present their new short program called "WhyNot" at the Finlandia Trophy… And here is a sneak peek!
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.
Some of the best teams in the world will compete on the next weekend at Finlandia Trophy in Finland. Team Tatarstan (RUS) will take part in the competition for the first time. A few days before the event, we took an interview from one of the coaches, Evgeniya Antonova.
It is the beginning of the season for five French teams this weekend! Focus on Les Chrysalides, back in the Junior N1 category.
In order to have more evaluation possibilities, the range of the Grades of Execution (GOE) has been expanded from -3 to +3 to now -5 to +5 in all figure skating disciplines. There are now a total of 10 Grades of Execution.