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Synchronized Skating

"Synchro - the strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of the member is the team..." by Phil Jackson

together we are one

Synchronized skating is the fastest growing part of figure skating – with the grace of ballet, the elegance of ice dancing and the beauty of pair skating all combined into an amazing group performance on ice. There’s no other sport quite like it: a team of 8-20 athletes skating in unison – with speed, strength, agility and grace – in creative programs choreographed to music. Synchronized team skating is not only captivating to watch, but also compelling in the many ways it benefits young people:

 

  • Promotes teamwork and cooperation - Good communication and teamwork are essential for safety and strong performances. The team is judged on how well it skates as a unit, not on the unique performance of individual skaters.
  • Teaches self-discipline and dedication - Skaters arrive at practice promptly and work hard consistently, week after week.
  • Encourages individual skill-building - To perform the highly demanding moves required for group formations, a skater must continue to improve and maintain his/her individual skills.
  • Builds confidence and self-esteem - Team members experience the thrill of reaching a difficult goal through hard work, determination and cooperation. They feel the pride of being recognized for their achievements.
  • Teaches trust - Skaters learn to trust their teammates to perform their individual roles, for everyone’s safety.
  • Creates strong friendships - The bonds formed over the years, during team practices and competitions, can last a lifetime.
  • Promotes good sportsmanship - During competitions, teams and skaters wish each other luck, cheer each other on and exchange congratulations.
  • Teaches performance, grace and musicality - The experience of performing to music under pressure will benefit skaters in other life situations that require presentation skills.

FUN & RECREATIONAL - Synchronized Skating

Skatetown’s synchronized program started in June 2003 and is affiliated with ISI (Ice Skating Institute) - with an emphasis on 'fun and recreation.'  The teams skate at ISI competitions in Roseville and other rinks in Northern California and perform occasional exhibitions. ISI teams have between 8-24 skaters. Events are divided into 5 categories: Formation, Advanced Formation, Skating, Open Skating and Dance. Skatetown will be fielding formation teams during the 2015-2016 season. Formation teams are newer teams performing basic formations with basic skating skills and mainly forward skating. Backward skating can be done on two feet only. Lifts and rotation jumps are not allowed in the formation category. This is a great way for teams to learn the basics of synchronized skating.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS to participate:

  • Age Requirements

          5 to 17 years of age

  • Time Commitment - Teams practice every Saturday (12:15-12:45pm). All practices are crucial for the team’s development so skaters must attend all practices.
  • SKILL PREREQUISITES:
    • Skatetown Sparkettes

      Badge tested at Freestyle 4 level or above. Synchro experience is required.

    • Skatetown Sparklers

      Badge tested at Delta and above. No synchro experience required.

    • Lollytots

      Tot A and above. No synchro experience required.

    • ADDITIONALLY, team members are expected to work (independently) with private coaches to improve skills

 

  • Kirsten

Have fun & make new friends

Synchro is alive & well!

OTHER Synchro Skating Info

  • New! ISI Synchronized Skating Tests 1-4

    ISI recently introduced a series of four new Synchronized Skating tests to help encourage and reward beginning team skaters. The colorful test patch crescents can be purchased by team members after the team passes each test level. These patches compliment the newly designed Synchro Team Member patch that each team member receives when their team is registered for the current season.

  •  When can I join the team?

    Official team practices start in October each year and will end in July. If you would like to join the team, please call Donna at 916.783.8550 ext. 113. We will be adding new team members for the Sparklers and Lollytots through the end of January 2016 pending space availability and skill requirements.

  • 2016 DATES to Remember

  • Saturday, July 23 (12:15 - 12:45pm) – FREE synchro workshop
  •  July 30 - August 20  – four-week introductory skills clinic 
  • August 27 - October 15 eight-week skills clinic and team placement    

JOIN us for Clinics & Tryouts for the 2016-2017 season!

CLICK HERE to join the team!

Skatetown Ice Arena

About Skatetown

Skatetown Ice Arena is Sacramento area's premier, state-of-the-art ice arena. Relax and watch a game or get out and enjoy our perfectly groomed ice arenas. During the winter holidays we also offer outdoor skating. Skatetown hosts public session skating along with birthday parties, hockey and skating lessons, hockey leagues, synchronized skating teams, broomball, curling, school field trips, summer camps and so much more. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, clean, fun, family environment that appeals to all age groups. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, there's something for everyone at Skatetown - Put Some Excitement in Your Life!

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