Synchronized skating is a popular discipline both within the Northern Lights Figure Skating Club, U.S. Figure Skating and around the world.
Synchronized skating or 'synchro' for short is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. Teams in the U.S. can compete in 14 different levels according to the age and skill level of the team members.
Elements in synchronized skating include blocks, circles, wheels, lines, intersections, moves in the field, moves in isolation, no-hold step sequences, spins and pairs moves. The variety and difficulty of elements require that each team member is a highly skilled individual skater. The typical senior-level athlete has passed a senior or gold test in at least two disciplines.
There are many benefits to participating in a team sport, and synchronized skating is a great way for figure skaters to compete in a sport they love while enjoying all of the aspects of working with others in a team-oriented sport.
The Northern Lights Figure Skating Club is proud to have 5 synchronized skating teams competiting at 5 different levels. Our club has a rich history of synchronized skating and we are proud of our past and current teams. In an effort to sustain the synchronized skating success that we have been so proud to be a part of, the club has set the following team requirements in place:
2016-2017 Synchronized Skating Team Placements