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What is Synchronized Skating?

Synchronized skating is the fastest-growing discipline of figure skating in the United States and around the world. A synchronized skating team is made up of 8-20 members, skating on the ice as a team and moving as one flowing unit at high speeds. Synchronized Skating uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and ice dance and is judged primarily on a team's precision, speed, executed difficulty and performance.


As of the 2018 competitive season, there were over 550 registered teams and over 9,000 active synchronized skating athletes in the United States from the beginner/Learn-to-Skate through Elite Levels.


A few important things to note: 


  • Skaters of all ages and skill levels can participate in synchronized skating! Synchronized skaters can be as young as 4 and as old as 80, and everything in-between. Skaters with any skating background and any skill level can be a great fit for a synchronized skating team. 


  • Synchronized skating is the true team sport of figure skating. Learn the skills of sportsmanship and teamwork while developing your skating skills and friendships. Due to the connected nature of synchronized figure skating, all skaters must work together to perform successfully. 


  • Acheive your dreams! Whatever your goals may be, whether its skill development, sectional/national competition, having fun and making friendships, synchronized skating is a great place to realize all of your skating goals with the added bonus of having your friends by your side.


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