27th Edition ...
Dear skaters, dear coaches, dear teams,
I am very happy to see you here at the FRENCH CUP… it's been so long time since we last met in our arena in Rouen.
As you will see, the building work has been finished since 2021: the expansion is accessible, the central cube is in place, there are new boxes for our partners; you have understand, our ice rink is ready to welcome you for this 27th edition.
Because of international health crisis and for the safety of everybody, we had to deal a different organization: parade canceled, draw at the ice rink canceled, public access reduced.
Everything is done to protect the athletes and their staff because we are first of all an international competition, and for some nations, qualifying for the world championship.
We have to review this organization as often as the progress of our government decisions. But, the Organizing Committee have decided to maintain the FRENCH CUP, which is so important and so appreciated by everyone.
I wish you a good stay in Rouen, and a very good competition with a large public connected all over the world.
President of the French Cup
Présidente de la French Cup et du Rouen Olympic Club
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.