by Kari Savoie
From March 1st through 4th, teams will descend upon Jégpalota – Ice Hall to compete at the 2018 Budapest Cup in what is bound to be an exciting and massive event.
Nine junior teams will be competing from all across Europe, and they are Team Darling from the Czech Republic, Team Ice Fire from Poland, Team Icicles from Great Britain, Team Illuminates from the Netherlands, Team Nova from Sweden, and Team Sport Magic from Hungary. Team Ice Diamonds, Team LadyBirds, and Team Shining Blades will compete on behalf of Italy.
The twelve-strong senior division is going to be an event to look forward to, as many teams in this flight are standard competitors and medalists at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. Teams slated to compete include the 2017 World tenth-place Team Berlin and Team Skating Graces from Germany, World thirteenth-place Team Boomerang from Sweden, Team Fusion from Spain, Team Ice United from the Netherlands, Team Phoenix from Belgium, World competitor Team Sweet Mozart from Austria, and Team Zagreb Snowflakes from Croatia. Also completing will be World competitor Team Illuminations from the Netherlands and Team Passion from Hungary, who placed in fifteenth at Worlds. Team Paradise from Russia, the current World Champion team, will be competing at this event looking for a strong showing. In addition, Team Surprise from Sweden―the seventh place finisher in Colorado Springs―will descend upon Budapest to compete.
Good luck to all skaters heading to Hungary for the competition. Be sure to follow Get It Called on social media to keep track of all the action!