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Feel Good Friday – Gold Medal Performance 2015 World Synchronized Skating Championship

I’ve followed figure skating for many decades but until recently I was unaware of the sport of synchronized figure skating.   This is Canada’s Nexxice team and their Gold Medal performance.   Music is “Mud” by the Road Hammers.

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  • Meeples November 13, 2015, 5:22 am

    I have a coworker whose daughters competed in the sport, and I had never heard of it until I started working with him. It’s really impressive what they can do (I could never let go of the railing around the rink when I tried to skate).

  • HotMango November 13, 2015, 11:59 am

    That was wonderful! What tremendously talented athletes.

  • Froggy1 November 13, 2015, 2:07 pm

    Take a look at formation team ballroom dancing as well. The way they change dances, partners, and shapes is quite the feat as well.

  • Mojo November 14, 2015, 2:17 am

    What an amazing performance, shame about the screaming from the crowd.

  • Skrabadoo November 14, 2015, 10:36 am

    The screaming was so loud because this year the World championship was held in Ontario Canada. Nexice is from the Toronto area. Synchronized skating is hugely popular in that part of Canada and the arena was filled with Canadian fans, most of which have skated or are currently synchronized skaters.

    • Mojo November 14, 2015, 4:56 pm

      Ah thanks, that makes sense. My hubbie wondered if it was a form of cheerleading developed for ice hockey!

      • Skrabadoo November 15, 2015, 9:52 am

        It is deafening in person but you can hear the music over the screams. I imagine a cheerleading competition should have a similar decibel level.

        Although it is difficult to get tickets to a World’s event in Canada, it is worth watching. What these teams do is extremely challenging. It can also sometimes be a full contact sport.

        ; )

  • Powers November 14, 2015, 10:55 am

    It’s nice to see a sport that hasn’t yet been trained up to the point where near-perfection is required to win. Even a layperson can see where there’s room to grow and improve, even in a gold-medal performance.

  • Lady Anne November 16, 2015, 2:21 pm

    Oh, wow! Oh, wow! I appreciate the skill and training, but it just looks like so much FUN!

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