The draws have been made and the skate orders for the Trophy D’Ecosse 2012 synchronized skating competitions in Dumfries this weekend are now on the official results page.
IW team Wight Sparkles will skate eighth in the 11-strong elementary event, taking to the ice as first team in the third warm-up group. Wight Crystals will skate first of two teams in the advanced novice event. Both teams travel up to Dumfries from the island tomorrow.
In the junior event, UK number two team Nottingham Icicles are second to skate in a group that contains Sweden’s number four Team Joy and Swiss team Starlight Juniors of Berne. Team Joy plans to document its attendance at the event on its website (view in Google Chrome for automatic translation from Swedish to English). Starlight Juniors have been Swiss junior champions four times, though that honour is currently held by Cool Dreams Juniors. It’ll be an interesting contest, and iowskaters wishes the Icicles all the best.
Traditional national rivalries surface in the seniors, where it’s a straight contest between Fire on Ice of Australia and the UK’s Team Spirit of Bristol.
Starlight teams: www.starlight-team.ch
Nottingham Synchronized Skating Academy: www.nssaonline.co.uk
Results and skate orders: www.sk8scotland.org.uk/Results/TrophyDeEcosse2012/index.htm
Official website: www.sk8scotland.org.uk/trophy-decosse-2012/