14-16th of March . The event Brings over 800 Skaters Plus all there support to the region , and that can only be a good thing for D&G !
Dumfries & Galloway synchronized skating teams put the finishing touches to their routines last night for the Trophy D’Ecosse 2014 competition. The Solway Stars, Solway Eclipse and Solway Lightning teams wowed their supporters as they completed their final training session ahead of the competition this weekend.
The three local teams are currently reigning Scottish Champions at their respective levels and have been training rigorously in preparation for the event. Their final rehearsal showcased the high standard which audiences can expect from the competition this year.
Solway Lightning, the youngest of the local teams taking part this weekend, were first on the ice with a display of great skill and confidence. Following them the Solway Eclipse team showcased the impressive ability which has now earned them the opportunity to represent Great Britain in the coming year. Solway Stars rounded off the session with stunning speed, style and elegance – and even showed some support for DGWGO!
Last year’s Trophy D’Ecosse saw Solway Stars in second place in the Junior category, Solway Eclipse take gold in the Advance Novice category and Solway Lightning win gold in the Elementary category. For Trophy D’Ecosse 2014 they will face teams from across the UK and Europe in the hope of continuing their success.
The competition draw takes place tonight at DGOne and details of the teams’ performance times will be posted online, on facebook and on twitter. The event is free to attend and spectators of all ages are encouraged to visit Dumfries Ice Bowl this weekend to cheer on their teams and to experience the excitement of international synchronized skating. The Full event Listing is on our DGWGO events Calendar on this link Trophy D’Ecosse