The French Cup

Édito2018

24ème Édition ...

In 2017, the French Federation of Ice Sports had wished to enter the organization of this event. The 23rd has been a bit of a transition year for everyone to see how it can bring the best for the future of the French Cup. This year, the organization is tripartite. Indeed, the undeniable success of the event for 24 years, has led the French Federation of Ice Sports (FFSG) and the French Ice Sports League to support the Rouen Olympic Club, in the organization of this event. event. In this context, the Organizing Committee and the few hundred volunteers from Rouen continue to advance the level of demand and quality of the French Cup, which make it a recognized competition on the international circuit and deeply rooted locally. We will welcome 23 teams from 8 different nations. I am delighted to note the presence of all the qualified French teams on the international circuit this year - including Team Jeanne d'Arc. This year again we will be particularly vigilant in terms of safety. But, the parade of the teams of the different nations will be able to walk in the streets of our city. The finish and all the festivities will be gathered at the rink, including the draw which will launch the competition on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, this edition should be the last competition in the rink Guy Boissière as it exists today, pending the work that will begin after the French Cup and an enlarged gauge that will accommodate even more fans of grace and of technique next year! I thank you for your interest in this event, recognizing the work produced by a team of enthusiasts and the quality of the show provided by the athletes on the ice.

 

Sandrine Devaux
Président of the French Cup 2018

History

Created in 1994, following the Golden Apple Trophy by the Rouen Olympic Club, under the auspices of the ISU - ICE SKATING UNION, International Federation of Ice Sports and the FFSG, French Federation of Sports Ice, the 19th edition will bring together 42 teams representing 10 nations. This event is acclaimed by the entire international community of competitors and officials of the arbitration. It has established itself in an international circuit noted as the competition that allows teams to select at the World Championship. Thus for the 2013 senior competition, 8 of the top 10 world teams will be present on the ice of Ile Lacroix. Over the years, the French Cup has positioned itself as one of the most important synchronized skating competitions. It represents a major element for the durability and the development of the discipline in France. In some figures the French Cup is; Nearly 1000 skaters, 5,000 hotel nights 10,000 meals served over 4 days 1 team parade fifteen hours of live TV more than 300,000 web connections 1 flash mob of 1000 people in the town hall square More than a hundred volunteers And thousands of happy people to participate in the event True regional economic emulator, the event has the support of all local authorities: the city of Rouen, La Crea, the Department of Seine-Maritime and the Haute-Normandie region as well as private partners. This fidelity and the means that are implemented make it possible to ensure a welcome to the competitors which has become the reference in synchronized skating competition organization. The regional media are also strongly involved France 3, France Bleue Haute-Normandie and the daily press, participate in the outreach of the event on the region, but also internationally through their busy websites. The alchemy that is created between all these actors contributes to the magic of the French Cup.