Project Description

Synchro

Synchronized skating is ideal for skaters interested in a team activity. Basic maneuvers, formations and transitions are taught in a social, team atmosphere. There are recreational and competitive opportunities for skaters who master the fundamental skills of synchro skating.

Synchro is the fastest growing team sport in the country, where teams of 12 to 20 skaters perform synchronized skating routines.

In 2017 the club adopted a NEW unified name for all teams in the synchronized skating program. SYNERGY will include 7 teams this year, from Beginner I to Adult III.

Synchronized Skating policy (September 2009)

Synergy

ADULT III

Coach: Michelle Walsh

Back row (L-R) Jennifer Noel, Colleen Murphy, Shelley Pardy, Neva Fudge, Denise Maher, Carla Murphy, Faye Hynes, Lisa Curran, Steve Collett, Kim French, Michelle Walsh (Coach)

Front Row – Christine Morgan, Danielle O’Neill, DeeAnne Feltham-Scott, Marjorie Noel, Ruth Noel, Gail Sullivan, Tracey Penney, Roxanne O’Neill, Natasha Pelley

ADULT II

Coach: Nicole Burt & Katie Blagdon

INTERMEDIATE

Intermediate

Intermediate is the next level up from Novice (in this province) and leads into the Open category. Intermediate skaters range in age from 13-18 and will have a similar skills set to the Novice category, but assessed to a higher standard. It is at this level that higher level elements are being attempted and skaters must have the skills to be able to perform these elements at a competitive level. The team can consist of 12-16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must have reached the age of 13 as of July 1st preceding the competition but must not have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. 

Coaches: Katie Blagdon & Allison Blagdon

Practice Times: Tuesdays 6:30am-7:20am @ Twin Rinks & Saturdays 3:00pm-3:45pm @ Yetman’s Arena

NOVICE

Novice

Novice is the first of the high level competitive synchronized skating teams. In other, more populated provinces Novice leads into Junior and Senior with Intermediate and Open being considered more recreational.  In this province Novice would lead into Intermediate and then Open which for us is our highest level team, and where skaters who want to skate on a high level competitive team would go. The Novice age range is 10-14 and requires a high skill level and advanced skill set at a young age. Being on a competitive team at such a young age requires a high level of commitment and determination, but will help us build strong intermediate and open teams in the future. The team can consist of 12-16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must have reached the age of 10 as of July 1st preceding the competition but must not have reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition. 

Coaches: Allison Blagdon & Jenna Hillyard

Practice Times: Tuesdays 5;15pm-6:00pm @ Twin Rinks & Thursdays 6;30am – 7:20am @ Twin Rinks

PRE NOVICE

Pre Novice

Skaters are between the ages of 12 and 18. This level is the highest level in the recreational stream of synchro and usually has a wide variety of skill levels and tends to have most skaters in the 15-18 age range. The team can consist of 8-16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition but must not have reached the age of 18 as of July 1st preceding the competition. 

Coach: Jenna Hillyard

Practice Times: Saturdays 4:00pm-4:45 pm@ Yetman’s Arena

JUVENILE

Juvenile

Juvenile is a middle ground where skaters will either continue on to the Novice level entering the high level competitive stream, or they will follow a more recreational path and continue to Pre Novice. Juvenile tends to be more on the competitive side, but some skaters will use this level to bridge from Elementary to Pre Novice as well making it an important developmental stage for all skaters who get the opportunity to train at this level. The team can consist of 8-16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must not have reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition and at least 75% of skaters must not have reached the age of 13 as of July 1st preceding the competition.

Coaches: Leslie Collins & Mikayla Fennelly

Practice Times: Tuesdays 6:30am-7:20am (biweekly) @ Twin Rinks & Saturdays 2:00pm-2:45pm @ Yetman’s Arena

PRE-JUVENILE

Pre Juvenile

Pre Juvenile is the intro level of competitive synchronized skating. Skaters must be under the age of 12 and have to desire to continue on the competitive pathway of synchro. This level of synchro requires a commitment to the development of skating and synchro skills as we try to prepare them to be strong Juvenile skaters and then hopefully Novice skaters in the future. The team can consist of 8-16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must not have reached the age of 12 as of July 1st preceding the competition.

Practice Times: Mondays 6:30am-7:20am (biweekly) @ Twin Rinks & Saturdays 7:15am-8:00am

Coach: Allison Blagdon

ELEMENTARY

Elementary

The team can consist of 8 to 16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must not have reached the age of 15 before July 1 preceding the competition

Practice Time: Saturdays, 1:05pm-1:45pm @ Yetman’s Arena

*for the 2020-2021 season, we are running a Beginner/Elementary skills program

Coaches: Tiffany Whynot, Bryanna Philpott & Alison Randell

BEGINNER

Beginner 1

The team can consist of 8 to 16 skaters

Age Requirements –  At least 75% of the skaters must not have reached the age of 12 before July 1 preceding the competition

Beginner 2

The team can consist of 8 to16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must not have reached the age of 12 before July 1 preceding the competition and at least 75% of the skaters must not have reached the age of 10 before July 1 preceding the competition

Practice Time: Saturdays, 1:05pm-1:45pm @ Yetman’s Arena

*for the 2020-2021 season, we are running a Beginner/Elementary skills program

Coaches: Tiffany Whynot, Bryanna Philpott & Alison Randell

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