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 8 to 20 skaters perform synchronized skating routines.

Synchronized skating requires a high level of commitment at all levels. It is a team sport and requires the whole team in attendance in order to have an effective practice.

In 2017 the club adopted a NEW unified name for all teams in the synchronized skating program. This year, SYNERGY includes 11 teams, from Beginner to Adult.

If you have any questions about the Synchronized Skating program please email powsynergy@gmail.com

Synchronized Skating policy (September 2009)

Synergy

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 & Leslie Collins

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 & Leslie Collins

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

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 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

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

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

Open

Open is the highest level offered here in NL and it’s age restrictions are 15 and over. This category is similar to intermediate in many ways but usually includes two additional elements and requires a much higher level of skating ability than Novice and Intermediate. This category is for people who want to compete at the highest possible level and skaters usually remain in this category until they are ready to stop competitive synchro altogether when they may choose to skate on an adult team. Many of these requirements are the same as Novice and Intermediate but again are assessed to a much higher standard. The team can consist of 12-16 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must have reached the age of 15 as of July 1st preceding the competition.

Coach: Katie Blagdon

Practice Times: Tuesdays 8:05pm-8:50pm @ Twin Rinks & Fridays 6:30am-7:20am @ Twin Rinks

ADULT I

The team can consist of 8 – 20 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must have reached the age of 18 as of July 1st preceding the competition.

Coach: Katie Blagdon

Practice Time: Mondays 9:00pm-9:50pm @ Twin Rinks

ADULT II

The team can consist of 8 – 20 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must have reached the age of 18 as of July 1st preceding the competition and at least 75% of the skaters must have reached the age of 25 as of July 1st preceding the competition.

Coach: Katie Blagdon

Practice Time: Thursdays 6:15am-7:05am @ Twin Rinks

ADULT III

The team can consist of 8 – 20 skaters

Age Requirements – Skaters must have reached the age of 19 as of July 1st preceding the competition. At least 75% of the skaters must have reached the age of 35 as of July 1st preceding the competition.

Coach: Tiffany Whynot

Practice Time: Sundays 9:30-10:20 @ Yetman’s Arena

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