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.
|2017-2018 TEAM PACKAGES|
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.
|Team||SKILLS 2||PRE JUVENILE||OPEN JUVENILE|
Regular Season Saturday Morning On & Off Ice Practices
|Skills = Three||Pre Juvenile = Four||Open Juvenile = Four|
|2017-2018 COST AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE|
|PRE JUVENILE||OPEN JUVENILE|
|Team Fee Payment Schedule|
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.
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.
|SOUTHERN STARS STAFF|
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 email@example.com to inquire about a Board or Manager position.
2017-2018 Synchro Clinic & Tryouts
Synchro Skills Clinic | Tuesday & Thursday, May 16 & 18, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Team Tryouts | Tuesday, May 23 , 5:30 - 7:00 PM