The champions were crowned at the World Synchronized Skating Championships nearly a week ago, but thanks to the CBC we can re-live all the excitement this Saturday. CBC will be broadcasting highlights from the competition on TV on April 21, along with a web stream and chat with PJ Kwong. (Presumably the TV broadcast will only be available in Canada, though perhaps fans in other countries will be able to see the web stream on iPhones and iPads as we could with the Swedish feed last weekend.)
After hosting the Junior World Challenge Cup less than a month ago, the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, is in the synchro spotlight once again as it welcomes teams, officials, and fans from around the globe to the World Synchronized Skating Championships this week. April 13th and 14th will arguably be the most exciting two days of the year for synchro aficionados, and for those of us who can’t be in Sweden to take in the live action, we give thanks for the blessing that is the Internet. A Quick Links post with the essentials is on its way, but here’s an extended list of links to satiate your synchro cravings in the meantime:
The most important part of your day tomorrow will be from 3-6 PM (EDT), when CBC broadcasts coverage of the 2011 World Synchronized Skating Championships. It looks like it’s going to be shown online too, which may be good news for non-Canadian residents. Spread the word!
The bad news: we have to wait one more week to see Worlds televised on CBC. The good news: it looks like they’ve extended the broadcast by an hour, so we’ll get three hours of coverage instead of two! Well done, CBC.
The CBC website is currently showing conflicting start times. One page indicates the broadcast will begin at 4:30 PM and another displays 3:00 PM. The time zone calculator seems to be having a bit of an identity crisis as well, but hopefully we’ll have a confirmed broadcast time in the near future. I’ll be keeping my eye on this page and Twitter for updates. Stay tuned.