ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
Synchronized Skating boards are few and far between these days, so I thought I would post here in my own anticipation of this event. Synchro is an under appreciated discipline of this fantastic sport so I thought I'd share a bit here to perhaps get a few more viewers. Perhaps the delayed regular World Championships will draw a few extra in who are in skating withdrawal? :D
April 8 and 9
Friday, April 8 - Short Program
Saturday, April 9 - Long Program
Total 21 teams with approximately 500 skaters participating from 16 countries:
United States x2
Please feel free to ask questions, add discussion, predictions, etc
thumbyskates do you know if there is going to be a live feed of the event?
Rumours are that it will be shown either:
http://areena.yle.fi/live (may only be available in Finland) or
http://www.stll.fi/2011_synchro_worlds/en/webtv/ (from Official Site).
I'll update if I find anything concrete. Short programs begin at 7:40 a.m. PST on Friday morning (10:40 EST).
Starting Orders are up here.
Thanks a lot! I was having a heck of time trying to find it. Hopefully I find time to watch at least the short program with school exams starting soon. Who do you think with be on the podium this year?
Hard to say as any of the top teams will be ready to medal, but I'd say there's a good shot for both:
Finland 1 and 2 (defending World champions and silver medalists respectively)
Sweden 1 (missed the podium last year for the first time since Worlds started in 2000)
Canada 1 (missed the podium last year after winning the year prior and 2 bronzes before that)
USA 1 (first time for a bronze last year after coming 4th 6 times)
It's a hard sport to follow in terms of predicting medalists as the top teams don't even ever really come close to competing each other throughout the year. I'm going to wager that one Finland team will hit the podium, Canada 1, and Sweden 1.
Can't wait to get up and watch
I haven't really seen any of the european teams this year except Marigold but they and the Rockettes always seem to flip flop at their qualifiers. So hard to predict which of those two will beat the other. Out of the Canadian teams I find Les Supremes programs so much more exciting than NEXXICE its such a shame that Supremes did not have a good skate at nationals. I always find myself wanting NEXXICE to change it up a bit since they always seem to skate to the same kind of music.
Only 20 more minutes!