ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
April 3-6, 2013
Boston, MA, USA
- Official website
- Start orders & results
- Live streaming (payment required)
- Detailed schedules
- Time zone converter
- TV broadcast (April 13 on CBC)
Maybe I’ve just noticed it more because I was involved with the Skate Canada Synchronized Championships taking place last week in Calgary, my sometimes-hometown, and was on the look-out for media coverage. Or maybe this is all a dream. OR, maybe synchro is finally getting some of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T it deserves in the media, indicated in particular by the appearance of this very well-written article about our beloved sport in the high-profile New York Times yesterday: A Move to the Front Line.
Don’t question it. Let’s just appreciate it.
Here are some of the other pieces I came across last week about the Canadian Championships:
And before the die-hards among us start to nit-pick some of the inaccuracies scattered throughout, I think it’s fair to say that as the sport has improved, so had the media coverage. I think each of these pieces shows synchro in a great light overall, and introduces the general public to it in a way that enhances its appeal as a bona-fide athletic endeavour.
The future looks bright, folks.
If you missed seeing last weekend’s World Championships live from Gothenburg, you can see some of the performances online. I’ll add more links as they surface.
[ADDED April 19: CAN2 short and free and USA1 short.]
[ADDED April 20: USA2 short and free, GER short and free.]
[ADDED April 23: FRA, HUN, JPN short and free, RUS1 free, and new versions of SWE1 free, RUS1 short, and GER short and free.]