was organized by CUP OF DRESDEN. It was a unique and one time online event of non-profit and non-competitive nature, supposed to bring joy and a sense of togetherness among the synchro community amidst the global Corna pandemic.
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SZ - Sächsische Zeitung MAR 19, 2021
2021: For two years now, the Cup of Dresden has been organized as
international synchronized skating competition in Germany. Due to the pandemic situation, most competitions world wide were canceled since March 2020. Training has been impossible or only to a
limited extent for most athletes since then, and a planning for the 2020/2021 season was completely uncertain. For this reason, the organizers
of the Cup of Dresden decided to try an experiment and started the TOGETHER ONCE project. They
invited teams from all age groups around the world to submit video contributions, with which they could introduce themselves and describe their current situation in times of Covid-19. The
overwhelming response shows that the right nerve has been hit here. Within
1 ½ months, 104 teams from beginner level to master from 17 countries and three continents registered. The highlights among the participants were of course the reigning Junior world champions Team Fintastic and the vice world champions 2019 team Marigold IceUnity from Finland.
The eight-hour event was broadcasted worldwide as a moderated live show via (live)stream on
Saturday, on 23 March 20, 2021. The presenters Jörn Lucas (international judge for ice dance, roller skating and synchronized skating), Lydia Paul (trainer and former synchronized skater in the
junior and master class) as well as the professional sports TV host Petra Bindl presented the participating teams.