It is often considered Christmas for the synchronized skating world, Winterfest is one of the highlights of the season.
Gold Ice is proud and excited to be hosting Winterfest & ISU Junior World Championship Qualifier for the third season in a row. We look forward to welcoming over 100 teams from across Canada and the US to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga this weekend.
As this is also the ISU Junior World Championship qualifier, 4 Canadian Junior teams will be competing for two berths to the 2018 World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia.
A total of 7 Gold Ice teams will be competing at Winterfest: Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Novice, Open, Junior, Adult 1 and Adult 3. Our skaters have been working incredibly hard over the winter holidays to prepare for this big event.
If you live in the greater Toronto area, we invite you to come cheer on all teams this weekend at the Hershey Centre. Here is when the Gold Ice teams are competing:
Friday, January 5th
10:00am – Pre-Novice Fre Program 1 (Gold Ice skates 5th out of 12 teams)
11:42am – Juvenile Free Program 1 (Gold Ice skates 7th out of 13 teams)
5:14pm – Novice Free Program 1 (Gold Ice skate 5th out of 7 teams)
6:29pm – Open Free Program 1 (Gold Ice skates 9th out of 12 teams)
8:41pm – Junior Short Program (Gold Ice skates 4th out of 5 teams)
Saturday, January 6th
8:00am – Pre-Novice Free Program 2
9:42am – Juvenile Free Program 2
3:44pm – Open Free Program 2
5:52pm – Novice Free Program 2
7:10pm – Junior Free Program
8:42pm – Adult 1 Qualifying Skate (Gold Ice skates 1st out of 14 teams)
Sunday, January 7th
8:00am – Adult 3 Qualifying Skate (Gold Ice skates 1st out of 12 teams)
1:49pm – Adult 1 Silver Final
2:43pm – Adult 1 Gold Final
1:37pm – Adult 3 Silver Final
2:22pm – Adult 3 Gold Final
For those of you not able to attend, in person, there will be a live stream via Skate Ontario. A link will be shared shortly on their website. We will also be sharing live updates all weekend long on our Instagram stories.
Best of luck to all teams. Skate from your heart!