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Beginner 2  Synchro Team

Beginner 2 team is hard at work learning their new program. The girls look forward to competing at the Rose bowl in Calgary and performing for family and friends at the Carnival. "You Go Girls!!"

Need more information? Contact Donna @ 403-783-8395  dghorlock@gmail.com

 

Beginner 1 Synchro Team 

If anyone would like to join Synchro 1, please contact Donna or Erin for more info.

 

 

 

 

Need more information? Contact Donna @ 403-783-8395  dghorlock@gmail.com

 

Beginner 2  Synchro Team

Beginner 2 team is hard at work learning their new program. The girls look forward to competing at the Rose bowl in Calgary and performing for family and friends at the Carnival. "You Go Girls!!"

Need more information? Contact Donna @ 403-783-8395  dghorlock@gmail.com

 

Beginner 1 Synchro Team 

If anyone would like to join Synchro 1, please contact Donna or Erin for more info.

 

 

 

 

Need more information? Contact Donna @ 403-783-8395  dghorlock@gmail.com

 
  
  
SYNCHRONIZED SKATING DEFINED

Synchronized Skating

Synchronized skating, or "synchro" is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.

Synchronized skating has grown in popularity around the world and Canada is considered a world-leader in this discipline. In 2000 the first ever World Synchronized Skating Championships were hosted in the United States. Canada's black ice captured a silver medal at the inaugural event. In 2003, Skate Canada was proud to host the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Ottawa, Ontario. Then in 2009, Nexxice brought home Canada’s first gold medal in the discipline of Synchronized Skating from the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

In Canada there is one event stream of Synchronized Skating and teams may register for the season in the following levels:

  • Beginner I       

    A team of 8 to 16 skaters with a maximum of 4 alternates (Note: Beginner teams should try to avoid the use of alternates altogether. Teams are encouraged to allow all team members to skate the program). No age limit (recommend skaters working on CanSkate Stage 4 or higher). Maximum music time of 2 minutes 10 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).  

    Our Beginner 1 Team is coached by Donna Horlock

     Beginner II         

  • A team of 8 to 16 skaters with a maximum of 4 alternates (Note: Beginner teams should try to avoid the use of alternates altogether. Teams are encouraged to allow all team members to skate the program). Skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 2 minutes 40 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

    Our Beginner II Team is coached by Donna Horlock

     Elementary          

  • A team of 8 to 16 skaters. Skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 2 minutes 40 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

     

  • Juvenile
  • Pre-Novice      

    A team of 8 to 16 skaters. Skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Atleast 75% of the skaters MUST HAVE reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 3 minutes 10 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Open
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult I
  • Adult II  

    Adult III

    A team of 8 – 20 skaters. Skaters MUST HAVE reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 50% of the skaters MUST HAVE reached the age of 35 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 3 minutes 40 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

    Our Adult III Team is coached by Rena Tiemstra and Choreographed by Erynn Swett

Specific technical requirements have been determined for each level based on skill development and age restrictions. There are no test prerequisites to participate on any level of Synchro team.

Synchronized Skating

Synchronized skating, or "synchro" is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.

Synchronized skating has grown in popularity around the world and Canada is considered a world-leader in this discipline. In 2000 the first ever World Synchronized Skating Championships were hosted in the United States. Canada's black ice captured a silver medal at the inaugural event. In 2003, Skate Canada was proud to host the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Ottawa, Ontario. Then in 2009, Nexxice brought home Canada’s first gold medal in the discipline of Synchronized Skating from the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

In Canada there is one event stream of Synchronized Skating and teams may register for the season in the following levels:

  • Beginner I       

    A team of 8 to 16 skaters with a maximum of 4 alternates (Note: Beginner teams should try to avoid the use of alternates altogether. Teams are encouraged to allow all team members to skate the program). No age limit (recommend skaters working on CanSkate Stage 4 or higher). Maximum music time of 2 minutes 10 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).  

    Our Beginner 1 Team is coached by Donna Horlock

     Beginner II         

  • A team of 8 to 16 skaters with a maximum of 4 alternates (Note: Beginner teams should try to avoid the use of alternates altogether. Teams are encouraged to allow all team members to skate the program). Skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 2 minutes 40 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

    Our Beginner II Team is coached by Donna Horlock

     Elementary          

  • A team of 8 to 16 skaters. Skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 2 minutes 40 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

     

  • Juvenile
  • Pre-Novice      

    A team of 8 to 16 skaters. Skaters MUST NOT have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Atleast 75% of the skaters MUST HAVE reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 3 minutes 10 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Open
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult I
  • Adult II  

    Adult III

    A team of 8 – 20 skaters. Skaters MUST HAVE reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 50% of the skaters MUST HAVE reached the age of 35 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Maximum music time of 3 minutes 40 seconds (program times may be shorter and will receive no penalty).

    Our Adult III Team is coached by Rena Tiemstra and Choreographed by Erynn Swett

Specific technical requirements have been determined for each level based on skill development and age restrictions. There are no test prerequisites to participate on any level of Synchro team.

Beginner 1 Team Info
Beginner 2 Team Info

P.O. Box 4002, Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 1R5

P.O. Box 4002, Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 1R5