Friday, November 6th, 2015, NRW Trophy Ice Dance starts. It is more than 10 years that the NRW Trophy Ice Dance stands for important international ice dance in Dortmund. The competition counts worldwide to the most important events for ice dance and is well-established within the ISU event calendar.
It is also this year that the organizing committee will be faced with organizational challenges to manage the NRW Trophy. A total of 70 couples competes in the different categories from “Basic Novice” up to “Senior”. In addition to that the assignments of technical controllers, technical specialists and judges have to be scheduled. And – last but not least – the OC has to coordinate the work of the indispensable volunteers, who ensure the smooth running of the competition.The Senior event is highlighted by a couple who is competing for Turkey. Alisa Agafonova/Alper Ucer are setting their sights on the podium after winning this year’s Denkova-Staviski Cup in Bulgaria. The couple aims to establish in the European top-ten this season. They are joined by couples from France, Great Britain, Italy, Republic of Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan and of course from Germany.
The local audience is looking forward to see the local heroes Katharina Müller and Tim Dieck, who have shown good performances lately in Saransk/Russia. Their constantly improving performance permits to look positively ahead. Aurelia Ippolito/Bennet Preiss that are practicing in Dortmund teamed up this season and gained important experiences for the current season in the competition in Saransk.
A total of 28 couples out of 12 countries competes in the Junior event. Strong couples are traditional the couples arriving from Russia and Ukraine. Four Germany couples will join them: Sarah Knispel/Maximilian Voigtländer, Aliena Schober/Dimitri Galyutin, Ria Schwendinger/Valentin Wunderlich, Charise Matthaei/Maximilian Pfister and with home field advantage Dortmund’s couple Slavjana Tsenova/Adrian Wolf that are also only dancing together since a few months.
The field of participants is completed by 31 couples in the “Advanced Novice”, “Novice” und “Non ISU Basic Novice” event.
We are looking forward to exciting and successful competition days!