3-Icing on the Cape
3-Team Image (MG)
5-Team Image (NY)
8-Icing on the Cape
3. Team Image
Some block elements not being called because they look like transitions and are not covering the entire ice surface.
1. Skyliners-41.15 (3 falls)
2. Colonials-40.19 (1 fall)
3. Ashburn Ice Angels-38.44
4. Team Esprit-37.99
5. Team Delaware-31.09
6. Saratoga Stars-30.10
4. Team Image-37.2
5. Team Excel-36.66
Beginning soon, 2:56 p.m. EST. Stay tuned.
2. Team Image
3. Team Excel
2 points between Team Image and Team Excel, Skyliners ahead by 10 points.
Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2010-2011 synchro season, here on the east coast! Several teams decided to make the trip to Plymouth, MA to receive feedback from a team of specialists, to help them learn what was (or was not) effective in this new system. It was a pretty mellow setting, similar to official practices in the arena. Each team had a 20 minute block of ice to display what they had been working on. Lauren Benesch was the head Technical Specialist throughout the day, and was able to give some great insight as to what they are really going to be “cracking down” on this year. Some key points:
- Make sure there is a separation, and constant movement throughout a change in direction in a wheel or circle. It cannot be completed at a standstill; the turns need to be performed on edges.
- In a wheel, the centers must stay in the direction of the rest of the team, throughout the entire travel. (ex- no “flipping” forward)
- While completing a travel, ensure that there is no “assist”, meaning you cannot see a few skaters obviously pulling the element down the ice. It must be one fluid movement.
-While exiting a required step in a sequence, make sure the entry and exit edges are clearly shown before moving on.
-No Point Intersections: skaters need to be 2 spots away prior to point of intersection.
-Shape intersections: The ends need to be completing their first step AT the first point of intersection, in order to get the level called.
Do you have any other pointers that you feel would help teams GET IT CALLED? As the season progresses, what other trends have you begun to see?