Welcome to Synchronized Skating!
Welcome to the fastest growing discipline of figure skating in the world! Synchronized skating 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. There are opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities to join a team and compete from beginner skaters up through adults.
Skaters who are 10 years and under who are in the Basic Skills program or the Freeskate Badge program are usually placed on "Synchro Skills" (formerly beginner) or Preliminary teams. At Hayden Synchro, these are our Mini Shooting Stars and Shooting Stars Preliminary teams. Click their team names to read more about these teams.
Skaters under 12 years of age with more advanced experience (have passed 1 or more tests at formal testing sessions in front of a panel of judges) may be eligible for the pre-juvenile or juvenile levels. Read more about these teams here. At Hayden Synchro, these are our Shooting Stars Prejuvenile and Mini Mates teams.
The selection process for our teams occurs in late March (click here for schedule) with some spring training in May and June and the regular season from August to late February.
Please note that our teams do tend to fill up during the selection/placement process in March so it is beneficial to attend our scheduled placement sessions.
For a description of the different elements of synchronized skating, see our "What is Synchro?" page.
Click here for a description of the different team levels from the U.S. Figure Skating website:
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