Yesterday (18th January)was the spectacular conclusion of the British Synchronised Skating Championships, hosted by Nottingham’s National Ice Centre for the very first time. Skating teams from all over the UK competed with an aim to claim British National Championship titles.
Teams from the Nottingham Synchronised Skating Academy (NSSA) scooped a grand total of six medals including five Golds and one Silver.
In the Elementary programme, Nottingham’s youngest team, Icepops claimed the Gold medal and the National title. In second place was team Snowstorm from Basingstoke and in third were team Supernova of Lee Valley. The Icepops also won an award for the most entertaining performance.
The Nottingham teams are part of the Nottingham Synchronised Skating Academy which is one of the biggest centres for Synchronised Skating in the UK.
In the Preliminary programme, Nottingham’s Icetastic skated their way to a Gold medal and the National Title. Coming in second place was team Pheonix from Lee Valley and in finishing in third was team Absolutely Magic from Slough.
In the Basic Novice A category, the Northern Lights from Inverness completed the competition with a score of 23.56.
Basic Novice B team Soloway Eclipse from Dumfries, claimed the Gold medal and the National Title after scoring 30.99 in their free programme. Coming in second place was team Fusion from Bracknell.
In the Advanced Novice programme, Nottingham team Shadows finished in first place with a score of 41.87 which landed them the National title and a Gold medal.
Junior B team Soloway stars from Dumfries claimed the Gold with a top score of 72.62. In second place was team Destiny with a score of 59.18.
Junior team Icicles from Nottingham finished the competition with a National title and a Gold medal with a score of 109.38.
In the Senior programme, Team Spirit from Wales and West, skated their way to the top of the podium closely followed by Zariba from Aberdeen. In Bronze position were Inverness based team, Moray Dolphins.
Alistair Wilson, Technical Director at the National Ice Skating Association (NISA) said: “All of the teams that competed this weekend did extremely well. It’s a really exciting time for the sport as it is beginning to grow very rapidly. The UK teams have started competing internationally and this is just the beginning.”
The 2015 British Synchronised skating championships showcased over 40 teams from the UK. In each team there are between 12 and 16 skaters, all of which have to skate to music whilst completing mandatory patterns and sequences.
For results from the weekend please go to: www.icephoto.co.uk/BRSYN2015/index.htm