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Trophy D’Ecosse returns for 5th year in Dumfries

This weekend, around 50 teams and 800 skaters will be skating in Britain’s premier international synchronised skating event, Trophy D’Ecosse 2016.

Now in its fifth year, the event is the only regular International Skating Union (ISU) event to be hosted in the UK. Taking place at the Dumfries Ice Bowl in Scotland from 12th to 14th February, competitors will come from all over the world, from USA to Australia and of course, Great Britain.

From GB the competition will feature British Junior Champions, Nottingham’s Icicles as well as British Junior B Champions, Dumfries very own Solway Stars.

The event falls after the British Synchronised Skating Championships which happened in Nottingham in January, and ahead of the ISU World Synchronised Skating Championships which will take place in Budapest, Hungary in April.

Synchronised Skating Director at the National Ice Skating Association, and Chairman of the ISU Synchronized Skating Technical Committee, Chris Buchanan said;

“Trophy D’Ecosse is a fantastic event and a great chance for Great Britain to host some of the best synchronised skating talent from around the world.

“Events of this nature are always a wonderful spectacle, whether you are a skater yourself or not, there is no denying it is a fantastic discipline to watch. I certainly look forward to seeing what this year’s event will entail.”

The event is free for spectators to enjoy and anyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the skating. For more information on the event visit the Trophy D’Ecosse website here.


Published: 12th February 2016