Boston to host 2013 synchronized Worlds this week

2013 Synchro Worlds

By U.S. Figure Skating

Twenty teams from 15 countries are set to compete at the sold out 2013 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships April 3-6 at Agganis Arena in Boston.

Team USA will be represented by the Haydenettes (Lexington, Mass./ Hayden Recreation Centre FSC) and Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).

Official practices will begin Wednesday, April 3, with the short program set for Friday, April 5 and the free skate Saturday, April 6. The event will held on Boston University’s campus with competition and some practice taking place at Agganis Arena and additional practice sessions occurring at the Walter Brown Arena.

The World Synchronized Championships will be held for the third time in the United States. The U.S. most recently held the 2010 championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. The inaugural event was held in Minneapolis in 2000. will provide live and on-demand video coverage of the event for Season Pass subscribers. The site will also feature live results, recaps, blogs and photos for all users.

Universal Sports will air delayed coverage of the World Synchronized Championships the week following the event.

Synchronized skating is characterized by speed, accuracy and intricate formations and transitions performed by teams of 8-20 athletes. The discipline first began 50 years ago when a group of skaters organized to perform at a University of Michigan hockey games in Ann Arbor, Mich. It has since grown into a competitive discipline, with the U.S. Synchronized Championships being held every year since 1984 and the World Synchronized Championships contested annually since 2000.

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