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Live streaming of the free programmes at the 2014 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Courmayeur starts today at 3pm CET (2pm BST) on the ISU Skating Channel,  except in Canada, Japan, and the USA. Coverage is also available on mobile devices through the Live+ app (Apple devices).

Catch-up videos of yesterday’s short programmes are also available at those links: the broadcast is broken into four groups.

Iowskaters’ coverage continues on our Facebook page. We’ll update with scores when we can, subject to internet access. Filming and photography is prohibited, so don’t expect pictures.

Results http://www.isuresults.com/results/wcsys2014/index.htm
 

Anyone who wants to see the “synchronized swimming” entry to the 2014 worlds, featuring Tomas Verner and a host of well-sculpted men in swimming trunks should pop along to our Facebook page.

A reminder that live streaming of the 2014 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Courmayeur is available through the ISU Skating Channel,  except in Canada, Japan, and the USA. Coverage is also available on mobile devices through the Live+ app (Apple devices).

US coverage is available on a season pass through icenetwork.com.

Coverage in Canada is on CBC but not until 12 April in a two-hour programme (see TV guide).

Results http://www.isuresults.com/results/wcsys2014/index.htm
 

The senior World Synchronized Skating Championships take place in Courmayeur, Italy, this week from 3 to 5 April. iowskaters aims to be there in person, travel and skiing injuries permitting, and may be able to post pix and updates from the event itself. This will probably happen on our Facebook page.

We’re there to cheer along Team GB – Team Spirit of Wales & West – as well as gasp in awe at our some of our personal favourites, including Team Surprise and Team Boomerang of Sweden, and Finnish entries Marigold Ice Unity and Rockettes. Team Surprise will be aiming to put injury behind them – accidents in training ruled them out of their own national championships – and no doubt gunning for Russian team Paradise.

Live streaming of the event is available on the ISU Skating Channel,  except in Canada, Japan, and the USA. The opening ceremony is due to start at 17:00 CET on Friday 4 April, with the short programme beginning at 18:00 (CET).

This year the names behind the country designations are:

Australia: Nova
Belgium: Temptation
Canada 1: Nexxice
Canada 2: Les Supremes
Croatia: Zagreb Snowflakes
Czech Republic: Olympia
Spain: Fusion
Finland 1: Marigold Ice Unity
Finland 2: Rockettes
France: Les Zoulous
Great Britain: Team Spirit
Germany: Berlin 1
Hungary: Passion
Italy: Hot Shivers
Japan: Jingu Ice Messengers Grace
Mexico: Merging Edge
Russia 1: Paradise
Russia 2: Tartarstan
Switzerland: Cool Dreams
Sweden 1: Team Surprise
Sweden 2: Team Boomerang
USA 1: Haydenettes
USA 2: Crystallettes

That’s an impressive 23 teams. It’s a delight to see Mexico again represented – Mexican synchronized skating fans accounted for most of the hits that iowskaters.com achieved last year for the worlds.

Event website: www.2014synchroworlds.com

Live streaming: http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html

The following skaters are reported to have passed NISA tests at Ryde on 27 March  2014:

Field Moves

Level 1: Isabella Dixon
Level 4: Holly Donohue, Hayley Purrington, Ayesha Taylor

Free & Elements

Level 1: Savannah Randall, Ayesha Taylor
Level 2: Holly Eldridge, Robyn Johnson
Level 3: Kirsty Atter

This information is subject to confirmation by NISA.

Live streaming of the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan, on 24-30 March is available on the ISU skating channel. Territorial restrictions may apply (for instance, the stream isn’t available in the UK because the event is broadcast on Eurosport), but this is the first port of call if TV coverage in your region isn’t up to the mark. Mobile devices can access the stream using the Live+ app. The time difference means that some events will be very early morning in the UK.

Streaming: http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesuite.net/isu/site/index.html

Results: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent00051515.htm

Event: http://wfc2014.jp/index.html

Synchro Try Outs 2014x600

The Isle of Wight synchronized skating teams hold practice sessions on the days and times in the above poster. Anyone interested should ideally contact the coach, Terri Smith, or the team manager, Janet Marsh, in advance.

The teams attract and welcome skaters from the mainland: the teams last year included skaters from Gosport, Basingstoke and Oxford.

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