Silver Blades is pleased to announce that its Ice Unite synchronized skating program will have three teams competing next season! Spots are still open on the Beginner I and Juvenile teams, so if your skater is interested in trying synchro, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Juvenile—Intermediate and Senior skaters who are under 15 years old as of July 1, 2018
Elementary—Preliminary and up skaters who are under 15 years old as of July 1, 2018
Beginner I—Preliminary and up skaters who are under 12 years old as of July 1, 2018
Synchronized skating is a team sport that provides opportunities for skaters of all ages and abilities. Eight to 16 skaters perform a choreographed program set to music, completing elements such as blocks, lines, wheels, circles and intersections. Synchro also enhances the development of singles skaters because it focuses heavily on skating skills, edge quality, power, speed, carriage and performance.
While the Silver Blades Club is fielding Beginner I, Elementary and Juvenile teams for the 2018-2019 season, there are many opportunities for skaters who develop through our program. We are proud of our skaters who have discovered synchro through our program and have since graduated to higher levels of competition—some of them will be representing Canada at the Junior level this year!
Silver Blades synchro teams generally compete at two or three competitions (December, January, March) each season, as well as performing at two ice shows. All skaters on a Silver Blades synchro team must skate at least two individual sessions per week at their qualified level, in addition to synchro practices and commitments.