ADRIAN, Mich.--Fans of the Adrian College senior synchronized skating team can follow the Bulldogs who will be competing at the 10th annual Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Saturday and Sunday.
The Leon Lurje Trophy livestream order form is linked here (link active by the event organizers on competition day). The cost is 130 Swedish Kronas, which is around $15 USD and all major credit cards accepted. Ordered tickets will be sent to the supplied e-mail address. With the personal ticket number, you redeem the live-broadcast of Jan. 28 and 29, as well as the on-demand video after the competition. The stream can be watched on desktop computers, iPhones, iPads and other clients supporting RTMP or HLS. The ticket entitles you to watch the broadcast on one device at a time.
Here is the Trophy schedule:
Short Program Timing (entire event): Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8:34 p.m. Gothenburg time or 2:34 p.m. Eastern Time
= The Bulldogs skate fourth after the draw that was conducted on Friday.
Long Program Timing (entire event): Sunday, Jan. 29 at 16h37 Gothenburg time or 5:37 p.m. Eastern Time
= This draw will be at the conclusion of the short program.
This is the second year in a row that Adrian's senior team will represent Team USA at an international competition, as determined by the Synchronized Management Subcommittee (SMS). This comes after a strong showing at the 2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, the 2016 Spring Cup in Italy (the Bulldogs' first foray into world competition), and monitoring by U.S. Figure Skating officials.
Team USA is defined as those synchronized skating teams who are selected by SMS of U.S. Figure Skating to represent the United States at specified events sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU).
While attending international assignments, team members are recognized as ambassadors of U.S. Figure Skating and the United States of America. Not only is it an honor to be selected, but it is also an opportunity for team members to gain valuable experiences athletically and culturally on an international stage.
"We intensified our training schedule after the winter holidays in preparation for the Trophy," the Bulldogs' director of skating Ashley Carlson said. "On-ice training with coaches and choreographers, off-ice strength and conditioning, mental training, and video review have all been integral to the team's success this season."
The Bulldogs' senior team is captained by senior Maddie Sena (Beaver Dam, Wis.), head captain; and juniors Alexis Schmitt (Waupun, Wis.), Alana Courier (Newport Beach, Calif.), Christine Grajek (Howell, Mich.), tri-captains.
Team USA will be up against the following nations at Leon Lurje:
CANADA – Les Supremes, 2016 Canadian Champions, fifth-place finishers at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
FINLAND – Rockettes, Silver Medalists at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
SWEDEN – Team Boomerang, 2016 Swedish Silver Medalists, 10th-place finishers at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
SWEDEN – Team Surprise, 2016 Swedish Champions, sixth-place finishers at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
TURKEY – Team Vizyon, 25th-place finishers at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships
UNITED KINGDOM – Wight Jewels, 2016 British Silver Medalists
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(Editor's note: Information in this story was updated on Friday, Jan. 27, at 3:15 p.m...photos provided)