Synchro

Synchronized skating, or “Synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Our Synchro Program began in 2014 with one Beginner level team consisting of 16 skaters. In 2018 we have proudly grown the program to 4 teams, made up of almost 60 skaters of various levels and abilities. Our next goal is to have a team attend the  National Synchronized Skating Championships.

Synchro is fun and exciting, but also provides camaraderie among skaters. Besides being a ton of fun and a great way to stay involved with skating, participation helps skaters build social and teamwork skills. Skaters have the opportunity to show their skills, gain greater self-awareness, and enjoy an activity that they love the most in a team format. Skaters build friendships with other skaters and their coaches, which is a great way for your skater to expand their social skills and as well as the recognize the value of every teammates’ abilities in contributing toward a shared goal.

Your skater is not the only one who will benefit from participation in synchro. Moms, dads, grandparents, and siblings can attend competitions and cheer each other on, providing a bonding opportunity for the whole family.

 

 

Head on over to the Skate Canada website for more information on Synchro:

Skate Canada Synchronized Skating

Please take some time to review our Competition Policies:

MAPLE RIDGE SYNCHRO COMPETITION POLICIES

 

Please note the level/skating requirements for the Synchro teams.

*Participation should occur during Fall, Spring and Summer.

Synchro CategoryLevel Requirement Skating RequirementsAge Requirement
BeginnerStar 1Participating in Junior AcademyAt least 75% must not have reached 12 as of July 1
ElementaryStar 2Participating in Junior Academy, or if graduated, twice per week in addition to Synchro (including one skills and dance session)Must not have reached the age of 15 as of July 1
JuvenileMinimum Star 3 Minimum of twice per week in addition to Synchro, including at least one skills and danceMust not have reached 15 as of July 1 and 75% of skaters must not have reached 13 as of July 1
Pre-Novice /Intermediate Minimum Star 5 Minimum of twice per week in addition to Synchro, including at least two skills and dance sessions PN – Must have reached 12 as of July 1 & must not have reached 18.
Int – Must have reached 13 as of July 1 & must not have reached the age of 19.