About Synchronized Skating - Eight to sixteen figure skaters perform a program set to music. Team members skate in unison with formations that include lines, blocks, circles, wheels and intersections. Teams perform required step sequences and turns such as three-turns, mohawks, choctaws, twizzles, counters and rockers. There are approximately 525 synchronized teams registered with U.S. Figure Skating, and nearly 5,000 athletes participate annually in the Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. Learn more at the US Figure Skating Synchronized Skating web page. Synchronized skaters continue with an active individual training and competition schedule throughout the synchronized skating season. Skaters are required to take skating classes and/or private lessons outside of team practices.
Michelle Christie | Intermediate Head Coach - Michelle has coached Synchronized Skating for over 30 years. She is also an experienced singles skater taking many skaters through their Senior skating tests. Michelle trained under nationally rated coaches and has skated as an Ice Capades show skater. She is a full member of PSA and US Figure Skating. Michelle has been a Southern Stars coach since 2017.
Sarah Gilbert | Open Juvenile Head Coach - Sarah Beth began skating at the Pineville Ice House in 1997 and has been coaching since 2008. She has 11 years of competitive skating experience and trained under nationally rated coaches. She has passed Junior MIF, Intermediate FS, and Pre Bronze Dance. Sarah Beth has been a Southern Stars coach since 2016.
Dawn Feest | Beginner 2 Head Coach - Dawn was a professional show skater for nine years and has been coaching since 2008. Dawn was a 2016 Theatre On Ice National silver medalist, a three time Nationals Showcase medalist, four time Eastern Adult Sectionals Showcase medalist, and US Adult Championship Showcase gold and silver medalist. Dawn has been a Southern Stars coach since 2017.
Since 2010, the Pineville based Southern Stars Synchronized Skating teams have been performing in ice shows and competing in regional and nationally based competitions. Participants develop skating, teamwork and leadership skills. Fun and friendship are at the heart of every practice, show, competition and trip.
This form is only to be used at the Clinic or Tryout. All skaters must try on, and submit all jacket, pant, and t-shirt sizing.
2018 - 2019 TEAM PACKAGES
Information will continue to be updated as Tryouts approach.
Information on this table is subject to change as teams, schedules and events are finalized.
Please visit the Southern Stars Team Schedule page for a calendar of on ice and off ice practices and events.
|Team||SKILLS 2||OPEN JUVENILE||INTERMEDIATE|
|Head Coach||Dawn Feest||Sarah Beth Gilbert||Michelle Christie|
Regular Season Practices
Prospective competitions are listed below. If competition dates have not yet been published, event dates are projected based on past dates. Dates are updated when announced by the host organization.
Subject to the availability of event information, the Competition schedule will be finalized by September 15. The skater price below does NOT include travel costs. Southern Stars may mandate some travel arrangements such as a flights, team charter bus, or team hotels.
|2018 - 2019 COST AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE|
|Team Fee Payment Schedule|