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Synchro on TV
Oh yeah, sorry for the late notice, but you can actually watch some synchronized skating on TV tomorrow morning! US Synchro Nationals are on Lifetime tomorrow morning (Friday, April 9th) at 8AM Eastern.

I am quite sure they won't be showing my team (the adult division), just the Senior division (skaters mostly in their late teens and early twenties). Still, it should be really cool to watch, and it will give you an idea of what synchro skating looks like. I'm setting my ReplayTV to record it!

Additionally, the World Championships will be on next week, also Friday, same time. Set your Tivos, ReplayTV's, and VCR's!
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jebra From: jebra Date: April 8th, 2004 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Tivo-like device is primed and ready. Thanks for the heads-up!
guingel From: guingel Date: April 8th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
::frowns:: this is why I need cable!!

wait. . . why are the late teens/early twenties called Seniors? Is there a junior division as well?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 8th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
The divisions at nationals (roughly by age) go:

juvenile
intermediate
novice
junior
senior
adult open
adult masters

Senior is the most challenging division. Adult Open, my division, is for people who work full-time and don't devote as much time to their skating.
guingel From: guingel Date: April 9th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)
ahh, very cool. thanks!
rustymarble From: rustymarble Date: April 8th, 2004 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY! My ReplayTV has been set!
Thanks for the heads up! I've been ever so curious as to how exactly this stuff looks in motion (I'm sure stills just can't do it justice!)
I wish there were an alternative sports channel where this and other odd-ball sports could be observed (like synchro swimming, rythmic ballet, etc)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 9th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope you enjoy! Synchro looks best viewed in person, unfortunately. That's probably why there is so little television coverage. The cameras just can't capture the speed and excitement that well. But it's still better than just pictures!

Cool icon, btw. (:
rustymarble From: rustymarble Date: April 10th, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I watched it yesterday and it was really neat! I can definitely see what you mean about the speed! Wow! Some of the transitions were amazing!
Why do some of the teams choose white outfits though? I don't know about live, but on TV, they were so very hard to see well on the ice.
From: davidp5382 Date: April 9th, 2004 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool! Thanks for the heads up! The VCR is set!
partridge From: partridge Date: April 9th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)

OMG!

That's so cool!. I saw you on TV... (Turned on the TV just in time to catch your team!)

Wooooooooo!!!!! Congrats!
partridge From: partridge Date: April 9th, 2004 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: OMG!

Grr.. you're right.. I think they just showed the seniors.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 9th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: OMG!

Yep, just watched it. Just the seniors...sigh. Well, that's okay. You got to see my friends at least!

Also, you got an idea of what the heck I've been talking about all this time....
stillriver From: stillriver Date: April 9th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)

I caught a few minutes of skating this morning (Unfortunately, I was not awake enough to put an empty tape into the tape recorder).

But I have a vague idea now of the sport you are writing about. The elegance and dynamics are very impressive and I wish I could watch it longer.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 10th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, glad you enjoyed it.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 9th, 2004 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Can you repeat that in Canadian?

Channelwise?
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: April 9th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, sorry for the late notice, eh? but ya can actually watch some synchronized hockey-without-sticks on TV tomorrow morning! The Yankee Synchro Nationals are on Lifetime tomorrow morning (Friday, April 9th) at 8AM Eastern, eh?

I'm quite sure they won't be showing my team (the adult division), just the Senior division (skaters mostly in their late teens and early twenties) as they are a buncha keeners. Still, it should be really cool to watch, sitting on the chesterfield with some cheesies and a two-four, and it will give ya an idea of what synchro hockey-without-sticks looks like, eh? I'm setting my ReplayTV to record it, while I'm oat bootin' around.

Too, the World Championships will be on next week, also Friday, same time, eh? Set your Tivos, ReplayTV's, and VCR's, with oat a doat!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 9th, 2004 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Lifetime" is a standard cable station, at least here. I can't be any more specific!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: April 9th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
In Canada we have the Life Network but it does not show sports.

I was hoping your source had the Canadian listings too.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: April 10th, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, it just says the chanel is "lifetime". Sorry!
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