This weekend four teams from the Isle of Wight travelled approximately 400 miles to take part in the Trophy d’Ecosse 2019 ISU international synchronized skating competition. The competition at Dumfries Ice Bowl incorporates club and international competitions and the Sk8 Scotland Scottish synchronized skating championship. It’s currently in its ninth year and is renowned for being a friendly and welcoming event.
The Isle of Wight’s youngest team Wight Sequins had some new members join this year so they are a relatively new team. Skating in the elementary category, the skaters’ ages range from seven to 13 years. Yet to medal this season, however, they are showing huge potential. They achieved sixth place at the Trophy d’Ecosse.
Wight Sparkles skated in the basic novice category. They skated strongly to a variety of Spice Girl songs winning them a silver medal and a personal best score. The routine impressed the judging panel and Wight Sparkles won the most entertaining programme.
Wight Crystals have been skating in the mixed age category this season. At the Trophy d’Ecosse they just missed out on a medal by coming in fourth place. It was a strong competitive category with some very experienced teams.
Wight Jewels were in fifth after skating their short programme. Skating strongly in their long programme the following day pushed them up into fourth – a fantastic result competing against world class senior teams.
Official Results: www.iceresultsuk.org.uk/TrophyD’Ecosse/2019/index.htm
The Wight Sequins, Wight Sparkles and Wight Crystals will compete next at the Steel City Trophy in Sheffield on the 8 March. This is the first year that Sheffield has held an international synchronized skating competition so the teams are excited to be taking part.