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    World Senior Synchronized Skating Championships, April 13th & 14th, Göteborg, Sweden

    Event website:

    http://iof2.idrottonline.se/template....aspx?id=11920

    Participating teams:

    Australia Fire on Ice
    Belgium Team Temptation
    Canada 1 Nexxice
    Canada 2 Les Supremes
    Croatia Zagreb Snowflakes
    Czech Orion
    Finland 1 Marigold IceUnity
    Finland 2 Rockettes
    France Team Zoulous
    Germany Team Berlin 1
    Hungary Team Passion
    Italy Hot Shivers Senior
    Japan Jingu Ice Messengers Grace
    Latvia Amber
    Russia 1 Paradise
    Russia 2 Tatarstan
    Switzerland Team Dancers
    Sweden 1 Team Surprise
    Sweden 2 Team Boomerang
    USA 1 Haydenettes
    USA 2 Chrystallettes

    The ISU website is not up yet.

    Information about Synchro rules and protocols may be found here:

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...cols-2011-2012

    If you have any technical questions, please feel free to ask on the info thread?

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    In the event website there's lots of really interesting articles about participating teams and synchro skating in general.

    This event will be super exciting. Sweden's own number one team Team Surprise is 5(?) time world champion, but has missed the podium for I think 3 seasons in a row. Last year they were 3rd in the Free program, but finished 4th overall. Last time the World Championships were in Sweden they won, so I'd think their goal is to glimp back to the top in front of their home audience. Their free program (Moulin Rouge) looks really strong.

    The two finnish teams, Marigold IceUnity (Finland 1, 2nd last season) and Rockettes (Finland 2, reigning world champions) have set their goals high too, both want to be champions again. Both are 3 time world champions already. ROckettes' season hasn't gone so well, but they came back strong for finnish nationals which they won. Marigold's season started really stong and they won both finnish qualifying events and their first international event in Salzburg, but lost to 3rd finnish team, Team Unique in Rouen, France.

    USA's Haydenettes have been 3rd two seasons in a row. Their coach Saga Kranz is form Finland. They have had some technical difficulties this season, but I think they will be stronger than ever this year. They are skating to Lady Gaga for their free program.

    Canadas Nexxice is really strong team too! They won the Championship 2008, but have missed the podium since then. They won Rockettes and Haydenettes in international competition held in Canada in december, but lost to both finnish teams in Salzburg in January.

    Synchro fans have been waiting the coming of russians for many years now, they have been technically really good skaters, but when the skaters are put together, they really haven't got their act together, unfortunately. This year, their free program is really good (they too are skating to moulin rouge) but the program had many technical mistakes. I hope they have fixed them for worlds. I think they have shot for top 5 if they have. They were 7th last year.


    I think that for top 10 the other competitors will be Canadas 2nd team, Les Supremes, Sweden's 2nd team Team Boomerang, Germany's Team Berlin 1 and USA's 2nd team the Chrystallettes.

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    I'll have to go hunt through the website, for sure. I'm still recovering from Worlds and Easter.

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    It's been a rough month for figure skating fans, and team trophy still coming up!

    Good news to all synchro fans that can't make it to Göteborg, Synchro Worlds will be broadcasted live! The competition will be shown in the web by both finnish and swedish TV-channels.

    Shortprograms is broadcast on Friday between 7:30pm-9:15pm
    Freeprograms is broadcast on Saturday between 6:30pm-8:10pm
    SVTplay

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    That's great news! I hope it will not be geoblocked!

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    SVT play GMT+1(for Europe + some nations in North Africa and the Middle East) Can probably be watched for a month after the competitions.

    Friday April 13

    19:30-21:30 Play/Mobile SP LIVE (from third group)
    Saturday April 14

    18:30-20:10 Play/Mobile FS LIVE

    Finnish webTV GMT + 2 (don't know if it's geoblocked) Choose muodostelmaluistelun.

    Friday April 13

    18.30 SP (from first group)
    Saturday April 14

    16.00 FS

    Hard to learn the rules when there are few opportunities to watch synchro skating. I'll watch this world's as entertainment and try to learn something. I'l know what I like, but maybe can't pick the "right" podium.

    In addition to the Golden Skate synchro rule-thread I find this interesting.

    Cool that the teams can include both men and women. I remember a German team with four men. Sweden also had two men at some point. Anyone knows the rules about this? Is it still allowed to have mixed teams?

    Btw I found this

    And here is Andrea Dohany teaching synchronized skating for the gala final at world's 2008 in Göteborg; Easy peasy doing wheels.

    Gold luck to Andrea with team Surprise

    Go all teams! Have fun

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