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Two U.S. synchro teams to compete at Spring Cup

Starlights, Evolution to skate in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy

Evolution goes for its second medal finish in a row at the Spring Cup.
Evolution goes for its second medal finish in a row at the Spring Cup. (Paul Harvath)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(02/16/2012) - Two U.S. synchronized skating teams will compete this weekend at 2012 Spring Cup in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. The Starlights (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) will compete as seniors and team Evolution (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) will compete as juniors. The event takes place Feb. 17-19.

The Starlights continue their season, having competed at the 2012 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in January and placing second. They were sixth at the most recent U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships and placed fifth at 2011 Mozart Cup. The team represents the Skokie Valley SC and is coached by Heather Paige.

Evolution, of the Detroit SC, is coached by Brooke Sloan. They placed fourth at the Midwestern Synchronized Sectional Championships in January. Evolution is the 2011 Spring Cup silver medalists. The team placed fifth at the 2011 U.S. Synchronized Championships as juniors.

Athlete blogs from 2012 Spring Cup and all synchronized skating international competitions can be found at the official DREAM blog. The 2012 synchronized skating season will continue with the 2012 Synchronized Skating Championships Feb. 28-March 3, in Worcester, Mass.