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Leena Laaksonen: "It’s hard to know how far the Olympic dream is"

A few days ago, we told you about the seminar given by Leena Laaksonen (FIN) in Switzerland. ISU judge, referee, and technical controller for synchronized skating, this skating specialist is talking about the new season that is fast approaching and the development of synchronized skating.


Leena Laaksonen: "Try to bring something new to the sport to develop it"

Member of single and pair ISU Technical Committee, ISU judge, referee, and technical controller for synchronized skating, Leena Laaksonen from Finland knows synchro very well. She travels around the world to give seminars. We met her when she was in Switzerland, near the city of Bern.

Synchro Challenger Series: "There will only be 4 stages this season"

Philippe Maitrot, Chair of the ISU Synchronized Skating Commission, reacts to the recent cancellation of the Asia Trophy 2019. The competition was the only Challenger Series event organized on the Asian continent. Interview.

Andrea Gilardi: "I was overwhelmed by thousands of emotions"

Italy's Hot Shivers made their debut among the World's best synchronized skating teams at the World Championships in Helsinki a few weeks ago. While synchro teams are already going back to training, we took the time to meet the Italian coach, Andrea Gilardi. He talks about his experience in Finland with his team.


Ida Hellström (FIN) is the new synchronized skating representative

Representing Finland, Ida Hellström was elected last weekend by the athletes competing at the World Synchronized Skating Championships 2019 in Helsinki. Elected to the ISU Athletes Commission... who is Ida? Here is her interview!

"We formed our team only three months ago"

Oumi Synchro is a new Japanese team of 8 skaters who debuted in 2019 Japan Synchronized Skating Open Competition on 2 -3 March. In the programme booklet, they described themselves as a very young team with skaters with rich individual personality. So how did they manage to form a team? Let’s meet Minami Maeda from Oumi Synchro team to learn a few things about the team.

Steel City Trophy 2019: "We’ve already planned the date for 2020"

Sheffield's first international synchronized skating competition took place last weekend. 33 teams competed across two days, from Elementary to Senior B. Let's take a look at the Steel City Trophy with Amanda Hembrow-Jones.

Neuchâtel is ready to host the Junior Worlds in one week

The 2019 ISU Junior World Synchronized Skating Championship will take place Friday and Saturday, March 15th-16th in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. One week before the start of the event, we met Chantal Maspoli, president of the organizing committee.


Nova Senior: "We look forward to representing Canada in Finland!"

After winning the gold medal last Saturday in Waterloo, the skaters of Nova Senior (CAN) answer our questions. The young team from Quebec won for the first time the Canadian championship last weekend. Let's look back on this incredible competition with two skaters of the team.

Team Viola (GB) was ready to start a new season, "I was heart broken"

Many synchro fans remember for sure Team Viola, the 2018 Senior British Champions, who competed also in the World Championship last year in Stockholm. Former team coach Katrina Cotterrall agreed to tell us about her experience. 

"We currently have 191 teams in Ontario"

Just before the start of the big international competitions, the Canadian season has really started last month with the Bill Phillips Memorial. As an Event Coordinator for Skate Ontario, Lauren Zbucki worked with the Local Organizing Committee, the Tech Rep, the Data Specialists and the Event Technicians on the organization and operations of the competition. We decided to ask her a few questions.

"It’s very important to have an ability to tolerate, understand each other and help"

This year, the Junior Russian team Junost celebrated their 20th anniversary. From the very first day, a permanent coaching staff is leading Junost: Natalia Sannikova, Elena Moshnova, and Mikhail Pavluchenko. They all came from different places but all were united by the boundless love for synchro. This trio brought up more than one generation of the champions.