Miami’s skating team excels at World Championship

The Miami University Senior Synchronized Skating Team finished sixth against 23 of the best synchronized skating teams across the world last Saturday at the 2023 International Skating Union World Championships in Lake Placid, New York. 

The Miami RedHawks joined the Haydenettes, out of Boston, as one of the two senior teams representing the United States. The Haydenettes ended in fifth overall with a total score of 218.32. Miami finished with a combined score of 209.94. 

Skating 19th of 23 teams, Miami earned 139.87 points for its free skate program, Ode to Joy. The team’s technical score was 72.40 and their program component score was 68.47. Their combined score of 209.94 was their best international score of the season. This score ties its best finish since placing second at the 2007 world championships. 

Miami University has a total of 14 world championship appearances, and this is the fourth time the university has finished among the top six. The RedHawks’ other top-six finishes included a sixth-place finish in 2022 and a fourth place finish in 2006.

Canada’s Les Supremes won the event with a total score of 240.98. Finland’s Helsinki Rockettes (239.56) and Team Unique (237.68) finished second and third, respectively.