ISU should use names and not just Team 1, Team 2!
Teams go by names!! Finnice, nexxice, paradise!! Help me out here!!
These protocols could be more descriptive and elements made clearer
Finland 2: Rockettes
Finland 1: Marigold IceUnity
Sweden 1: Team Surprise
Sweden 2: Team Bomerang
Canada 1: Nexxice
Canada 2: Les Supremes
USA 1: Haydenettes
USA 2: Crystallettes
Russia 1: Paradise
Russia 2: maybe Tatarstan?
Germany: Team Berlin 1
Italy: Hot Shivers
Sorry, can't remember the rest...
For protocols, these are the elements:
BSS = Block step sequence
CSS= Circle step sequence
I = Intersection
MI= moves in isolation -> Eliminated, New element Cr aka. Creative Element with fixed base value
MF = Moves in the field, fm means figure skating move
NHSS (now NHE) No Hold step sequence
GO Team Abbott!
Thanks for the above info! It's like what if singles was like us woman one or us man 2? Lol.
It happens every now and then that a country creates a national team for worlds with skaters from various teams, therefore it is not always the original 'cast' of an already known team. Guess naming the teams after their countries prevents confusion in these cases.
Yeah I can can see the point in that.. I know in most countries, it is the team who finishes first at their nationals go to worlds so for some teams it won't be a problem but for the bigger countries I suppose it could be problematic. Maybe if each national team can create a name for themselves that could work. If they do it could add so much more character at the event. It will make it feel like a team competition.
Originally Posted by aikon
It's actually the other way round. The big synchro nations don't have specific national team, club teams are sent to worlds. Usually high ranking teams, like Haydenettes in USA, atract skaters to try out, so those teams will get high level skaters all over the country, but still it is not a national team just build to compete at worlds. Finland, Sweden and Canada don't have national teams either.
But I think some smaller countries may create those kind of teams.