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 circle, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Our Hazelridge Highlights synchro teams compete provincially and regionally.
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Skaters wishing to participate in Synchro must attend evaluation sessions at the start of the season and be placed in the appropriate skating team.
Hazelridge Highlights Synchro Teams
Skaters in CanSkate will be exposed to some synchronized skating during their ice sessions. If skaters are particularly interested in continuing with synchro, parents should talk with synchro coach, Jessica Watson - JessCoachesSkating@gmail.com.
This program will be open to STARSkaters under 15 years-of-age.
1-hour of practice time on Sunday Afternoons with the possibility of off-ice practices to follow.
This program is for Adult skaters who have learned to skate growing up. Many of our Adults come back to skating after years off of the ice. We plan to have a competing Adult 1 team for the 2021-2022 season.
This year we have 1 hour and 15 minutes of ice time and 15 minutes off-ice on Friday evenings.
Open Competitive Synchro:
Competitive Teens and Adults are encouraged to inquire about skating with the University of Manitoba Ice Intrepid Synchro Team. This team trains 3 days-a-week at the U of M and skates in the morning from 6:30-8:00am. This season will be a rebuilding year and interested skaters are encouraged to connect with coach Jessica Watson for more information - JessCoachesSkating@gmail.com
Note: For the 2021-2022 No Expense Account will be collected and teams will be responsible for additional expenses accrued as they come up.
Synchro program fees include ice time and coaching for all regularly scheduled practices. In addition to the program fee, an additional synchro expense deposit will be added on registration to cover the estimated cost of synchro expenses for the season, which include: a competition costume, team jacket, scarf, and warm-up outfit, competition entry fees, and a pro-rated share of costs for team building events, coach attendance at competitions and other team expenses. Any difference in actual vs expected synchro expenses will be charged or refunded at the end of the season.
Skaters are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs to attend competitions. These travel costs are not covered by the synchro expense deposit.