BOURNE, Massachusetts—The 16th Annual Cape Cod Synchronized Skating Classic begins this Friday, December 10, 2010 at the John Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne, Mass. The Cape Cod Classic draws numerous competitive teams from across the East coast ranging from beginner and preliminary teams to senior, collegiate and adult.
Many clubs have entrants in multiple divisions, producing a large cheering section in the stands for the competitors. The largest division this year is preliminary, with 14 teams from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and as far as Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Competitors in preliminary, beginner, pre-juvenile, open juvenile, and open adult may be participating in U.S. Figure Skating’s challenge series, as the Cape Cod Classic is part of the series. Teams registered for the challenge series compete in at least three competitions throughout the season, accumulating points, and earning an overall standing.
Competition will be fierce in the novice division this weekend, as all five of the teams who qualified for Nationals last year from the East coast will be in attendance. The 2010 National Champions, the Ice Mates and the 2010 National bronze medalists, the Skyliners will hope to lead the division of seven novice teams. The Skyliners return to the East coast this weekend after a fourth place finish at the Dr. Richard Porter Classic in Michigan last weekend where they faced competitors from across the U.S. and Canada.
Similarly, in the junior division, all four Eastern teams who qualified for the 2010 National Championships will compete this weekend, including the Skyliners, who edged out the 2010 Junior World Challenge Cup silver medalists, Nexxice, for a second place finish at the Dr. Porter Classic last weekend, the Lexettes, Team Excel and the Synchroettes. Additionally, Team Image will compete to break into the top four junior teams on the East coast.
Three collegiate teams, Team Excel, Boston University and the University of New Hampshire will debut their programs this weekend. The competition is expected to be tight between these teams, as they placed 8th, 9th and 10th respectively at the 2010 National Championships.
In the senior division, the Haydenettes will exhibit their program. They also return to the East coast with a silver medal finish at the Dr. Porter classic to Team Unique from Finland. The Haydenettes scored 183.42 in Michigan, which is almost 50 points lower than their score of 231.14 from the 2010 National Championships.
Junior Short Program Results
Bourne Junior SP
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