Synchronised Skaters Compete for National Glory
This month, the National Ice Centre, Nottingham will play host to the British Synchronised Skating Championships. Top teams from across the UK will descend on Nottingham to compete for the national titles from 16th to 17th January 2016.
The annual competition is open to the public and will involve over 700 individuals from 58 teams with skaters ranging in age from 10 to 50. Having been hard at work for months teams will make the journey from all corners of the country to compete for national glory.
Entrants will include last year’s senior winners, and World Championship competitors Team Spirit from Wales; as well as Nottingham’s junior team the Icicles, who are Junior World Championship competitors and who also featured in CBBC series, Ice Stars.
Synchronised Skating Director at the National Ice Skating Association, and Chairman of the ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, Chris Buchanan said;
“The British Synchronised Skating Championships is a fantastic event with a truly electric atmosphere. Anyone who has witnessed Synchronised Skating before will understand just what an amazing spectacle it is, and to see the top British talent in one event is a real treat.
“It is a highlight in the British skating calendar and a great chance to expose new people to the discipline. I can’t wait to see what this year’s talent will bring to the table.”
This exciting sport is the fastest growing figure skating discipline and is expected to be included in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. It involves teams of 12-16 skaters of all ages and abilities skating in configuration with speed and precision whilst performing intricate routines to music as a team.
Tickets for the event are available to purchase online from motorpointarenanottingham.com or in store at the Nottingham Tourism Centre.