This year marks the Thanksgiving Classic’s 15th anniversary. Teams from across the East coast will compete at the event, traveling from states as far away as Florida.
Monitoring sessions for IJS teams will be held at the rink Friday morning before unofficial and official practices. The competition begins at 11 a.m. Saturday morning with the beginner division followed by open juvenile and open collegiate. The Catamount Blades of The University of Vermont are the only team set to compete in open collegiate. Team Excel’s collegiate team will also be the only contenders in their division.
The IJS portion of the competition will kick-off with the novice division. The Colonials, now fielding a novice team in addition to the intermediate, beginner and open adult teams they fielded last year, will compete in the novice division. They will go up against the Synchroettes, Team Delaware and the Skyliners, who grabbed last year’s national pewter medal. The Ice Mates, the division’s 2010 and 2011 national champions will not be competing this weekend.
The Ice Mates’ junior counterparts, the Lexettes, will compete both short and long programs against the Synchroettes and the Skyliners, the division’s reigning national champions. There are no teams registered to compete in the senior division.
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Midwest teams will compete next weekend at the Kalamazoo Kick-Off Classic in Kalamazoo, Mich. Be sure to stayed tuned to www.getitcalled.wordpress.com for live updates from our new competition bloggers!