Marigold IceUnity: 2014 World Champions

The 2014 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships wrapped up today in Italy, with some familiar names landing on the podium. Finland 1 (Marigold IceUnity) were gold medalists after last medaling in 2011. Canada 1 (NEXXICE) won the silver medal for the third straight year, narrowly edging out Finland 2 (Rockettes), who won bronze after not qualifying for the event last year. All three teams skated clean in both segments, and were the only teams to get all of their technical calls in the short or the free.

Complete results are available here.

Some other fun facts about the 2014 Worlds podium:


2014 World Championships Quick Links

ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 4-5, 2014
Courmayeur, Italy


Worlds on Universal Sports Network

2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships on Universal Sports Network

Short Programs

  • Friday, April 12 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, April 12 – 9:30-11:00 p.m. EDT (re-air)
  • Saturday, April 13 – 2:30-4:00 a.m. EDT (re-air)
  • Saturday, April 13 – 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT (re-air)

Free Programs

  • Saturday, April 13 – 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, April 16 – 6:00-7:30 p.m. EDT (re-air)
  • Tuesday, April 16 – 11:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. EDT (re-air)
  • Thursday, April 18 – 2:30-4:00 a.m. EDT (re-air)

Visit this link for scheduling changes, and if you can, take the time to thank your local broadcasters for supporting synchronized skating!

Viewer’s Guide for Worlds on CBC, April 13

2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships on CBC TV

CBC will be showing a selection of Short and Free Programs, according to this tweet from PJ. I’ve also prepared a Viewer’s Guide to provide some insight into how the performances are evaluated by the Technical Panel and Judges. Trying to condense hundreds of pages of ISU-speak into a quickly digestible four-page document proved to be quite the challenge, and while there’s plenty of information I didn’t include, I hope what I did will be beneficial.

Enjoy the broadcast, and thanks to CBC for your continued support of synchronized skating!