400 Towne Centre Boulevard, PinevilleNC 28134, USA

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.


Information on this table is subject to change as teams, schedules and events are finalized.  Teams may consist of eight to sixteen skaters.

Please visit the Southern Stars Team Schedule page for a calendar of on ice practices and events.


Summer On

Ice Practices

  • Tuesday Evenings 5:30-6:30 PM.
  • Eight sessions, June - August.
  • No Evening session July 4 or during August Camp.




  • Monday, August 7 through Friday, August 11, mornings through early afternoon.
  • Thirteen hours on ice, twelve hours off ice.
  • Team Carowinds trip (optional, priced separately), Thursday afternoon.
  • Team lunch at Buca di Beppo, Friday at 11:30-1:15 PM (priced separately).
  • Team on ice exhibitions Friday at 1:45-2:00 PM.
  • For the entire week, Skaters must wear black pants and their team t-shirt, and hair must be in a bun.  Coaches may also communicate additional requirements leading up to the Camp.
  • Skaters needing full day accommodations may enroll separately in the Pineville Ice House Cool Camp, 1/2 day option for $170.  For Monday through Friday, the Cool Camp option will provide the Skater with lunch, afternoon skating and activities and supervision from 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM.  When registering for Cool Camp, please note in the Comments section that the Skater will be in Synchro camp for the first half of the day.

Regular Season Saturday Morning On & Off Ice Practices

  • On Ice:  8:30-9:30 AM.
  • Off Ice:  9:45-10:45 AM.
  • September through January or February (subject to final competition dates).
  • Approximately 20 to 22 sessions.  Some Saturdays skipped due to team travel or holidays.


Morning Practices

  • Typically once per month, September through February.
  • Dates set after Competition schedule finalized.
  • Typical On Ice Schedule:  6:30-8:30 AM (Open & Pre Juvenile), 7:30-8:30 (Skills 2).  Times are subject to change.



Off Ice

  • Not Applicable
  • Every other week, September through February.
  • Tuesdays at 5:45-6:45 PM, approximately 8 to 10 sessions.
  • Pre Juvenile and Open Juvenile teams only.
  • Open Juvenile sessions run by team Captains.




Skills = ThreePre Juvenile = FourOpen Juvenile = Four
  • 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 team charter bus or team hotels.
  • Central Carolina Synchro Classic, Hillsborough NC, November 11-12  |  All Teams
  • Dr. Porter Synchronized Classic, Ann Arbor MI, December 1-3  |  Pre Juvenile & Open Juvenile Teams
  • South Atlantic Synchro Open, Richmond VA, Jan 13-14 | Skills 2
  • USFS Eastern Sectional Championship, Fort Myers FL, January 17-21  |  Pre Juvenile & Open Juvenile Teams
  • Reflections Synchro Invitational, Hershey PA, February 16-18 | All Teams
  • Meet the Stars - This event will be held in September (date TBA) at the Friday night Public Skating session.  The event includes an upstairs reception for Skaters and families, food and beverages for Skaters, Team and Skater on ice introductions, and complimentary Public Skating for Skaters and their immediate families.
  • FSC Charlotte Holiday Show, December TBA.
  • FSC Charlotte Spring Show (includes one tune-up practice before event), April TBA.
  • Exhibition skates during Pineville Saturday afternoon Public Skating sessions during November, December and January.
  • End of season banquet (skater cost only), March or April.
  • Competition dress, team jacket or vest, practice pants, team t-shirt and tights (one pair).
  • If needed by the skater, a team Transpack may be available for separate purchase.
  • Skaters may need to purchase some hair, makeup or other ancillary products necessary for Competitions and Exhibitions.




Team Fee Payment Schedule
July 15255275275
August 15255275275
September 15255275275

October 15

November 15255275275
December 15255275275
January 15255275275


Deposit +

Team Fees




  • Deposit - The Deposit is due with 48 hours of the skater receiving an offer to participate on a team.
  • Team Fees - Until the Team Fees are paid in full, skaters must have a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card number on file with the rink.  This card will be charged according to the payment schedule above.   Families may make the team payment with cash, a check or an alternate credit card, but this payment must be made 48 hours before the payment date to avoid the automatic charge. Skaters with past due balances may not be eligible to participate in team activities.
  • Board or Manager Discounts - Discounts are applied to the final payments of the season.
  • Travel Expenses - Skater and family travel expenses are NOT included in the costs shown above.  Travel expenses typically include transportation, hotels and meals.  Skaters are required to stay in the same hotel as directed by the Travel Manager.  Teams may also elect to pursue group travel options such as flights or charter buses.


Marie Arrington | Pre Juvenile Head Coach -  Marie was a member of the University of Michigan Club Varsity Synchronized Skating team.   During her time with Michigan, Marie competed at the US Synchronized Skating Championships and in four ISU International Competitions.  Before college Marie competed in singles through US Figure Skating Novice Moves in the Field, Free Skate tests, and Pre-silver dance.  She later competed at the senior level with Team Elan and placed third at the 2003 US Synchronized Skating Championships and second in Milan, Italy at the 2003 Spring Cup.

Sarah Davis | Open Juvenile 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 began coaching the Open Juvenile team in 2016.

Erin Stevens | Skills 2 Head Coach - Erin has been coaching figure skating for five years.  She was a professional show skater and a gold medalist in moves in the field.  Erin has coached the Skills 2 team since 2015 and is a PSA group rated instructor. ​

Ashley Helms |  Ashley has been coaching for Southern Stars since 2010. She has eight years of competitive synchro experience. She was a member of the Bowling Green University Collegiate Team, whom she competed with at the National level.  Before college she was a member of Preliminary and Teen level teams. Ashley is a member of the PSA. She has a MS degree in Deaf Education and works in the Fort Mill School District as a special education teacher at the elementary and middle school levels.

Southern Stars Synchronized Skating

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.

  • Kyle McIntyre, Pineville Ice House Figure Skating Director, kyle.mcintyre@pinevilleice.com
  • Skills 2 - Erin Stevens, erin.stevens93@gmail.com, 980-395-3059
  • Pre Juvenile -  Marie Arrington, mjkarrington@gmail.com, 248-763-9889
  • Open Juvenile - Sarah Davis, sarahbethdavis09@gmail.com, 980-329-7449

  • Apparel Manager - Rene Pitts, rene.pitts@gmail.com
  • Travel Manager - Ralph Baldino, ralphbaldino@hotmail.com 



  • Skills 2 - Kellee Fedewa, kelleefedewa@yahoo.com
  • Pre Juvenile - Jessica Gardiner, jessicaegardiner@gmail.com
  • Open Juvenile - Rene Pitts, rene.pitts@gmail.com

Staff and Manager positions are appointed by the Figure Skating Director and Head Coaches.  Positions are filled by team parents and serve from June through May.  Appointed parents receive a $500 discount for the season.  Email kyle.mcintyre@pinevilleice.com to inquire about a Board or Manager position.

Beginner 2







Skills Clinic & Tryouts

2017-2018 Synchro Clinic & Tryouts

Synchro Skills Clinic | Tuesday & Thursday, May 16 & 18, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

  • The Clinic will give skaters new to Southern Stars exposure to synchro elements and help them prepare for tryouts.
  • The Clinic is mandatory for all returning Southern Stars skaters.

Team Tryouts | Tuesday, May 23 , 5:30 - 7:00 PM

  • Cost =  $65
  • Skaters must have completed Basic 4 to participate in the Clinic and Tryouts.