Junior synchronized teams to battle in Lowell
Top two finishers will qualify for 2012 Junior World Challenge Cup
|The Skyliners hope to win the World Junior Team Selection Competition like they did in 2011. (Paul Harvath)|
The top two finishers at the competition will earn a trip to the 2012 Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup (JWCC), March 15-17 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Results will be available on icenetwork.com.
The annual U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships are held about a week prior to the JWCC, which does not allow U.S. Figure Skating to use the event as a qualifier. The 2012 U.S. Synchronized Championships will be held Feb. 29-March 3 in Worcester, Mass. As a result, the World Junior Team Selection Competition is held in January to determine the U.S. representatives at the JWCC.
The Skyliners (New York) placed first at the 2011 World Junior Team Selection Competition, while Team Braemar (Edina, Minn.) placed second. They went on to finish fifth and third, respectively, at the 2011 Junior World Challenge Cup.
The Junior World Challenge Cup was first held in 2001, with the World Junior Team Selection Competition starting in 2004.