Forty three teams from 16 rinks in eight states (California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio and Texas) competed in the 23rdannual ISI Synchronized Championships April 12-14 at the historic Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul, Minn.
Congratulations to Kansas City Illusion (Line Creek Figure Skating Club), winner of the Boyd Wietecter Trophy, awarded to the team that wins the Teen Premier Round. The late Boyd Wietecter, known as “The Voice of ISI,” believed in the joys of recreational ice skating and demonstrated his commitment to the ice arena industry and its patrons by serving and representing ISI for more than 30 years.
A special event, the 2019 MinneShowdown, took place April 13 during Synchro Champs week. Forty two teams representing 11 rinks from four states (California, Kansas, Minnesota and Texas) participated in this team-only event, offering synchro skaters a chance to be a part of a Production, Kaleidoskate, Pattern Team, Ensemble or Team Compulsory.
Congrats to Blue Mound Figure Skating Club of Luverne, Minn., this year’s Showdown champion!
Next year’s Synchronized Championships is set for April 3-5 at Sharper Edge Skating School, Valley Sports Arena, in Concord, Mass. The Beantown Showdown will take place April 4 during the event. Entry deadline for both is Feb. 1.
Photos by Gabriele Photography