400 Towne Centre Boulevard, PinevilleNC 28134, USA

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Southern Stars Warmup Sizing Form

Save the Date | Team Tryouts

May 14 & 16

This page will be updated with information regarding the 2019 - 2020 season as tryouts approach.

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.

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 JUVENILEINTERMEDIATE
Head Coach
Dawn Feest
Sarah Beth GilbertMichelle Christie

Summer On

Ice Practices

  • Twelve, one hour Tuesday evening sessions.
  • Three, two hour Sunday morning sessions.
  • Two, two hour Monday morning sessions. Open Juv and Intermediate Only.

Regular Season Practices

  • Weekly Saturday morning practices September through end of competition season in February.  Some sessions may be skipped due to competitions and holidays.
  • Additional practices may sometimes be added on Sundays or Mondays.


Off Ice

  • Not Applicable
  • Teams meet for one hour after Freestyle every other Tuesday evening during the regular season.
  • Off Ice sessions are run by team captains.



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. 

  • Diamond Classic, Mentor OH, November | Intermediate
  • Central Carolina Synchro Classic, Hillsborough NC, November | All Teams
  • Cape Cod Classic, Hyannis MA, December | All Teams
  • USFS Eastern Sectional Championship, Worcester MA, January & February | Open Juv & Intermediate
  • Reflections Synchro Invitational, Hershey PA, February | All Teams

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.

  • Meet the Stars - This event will be held early in the season at a 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
  • Exhibition skates during select Saturday afternoon Public Skating sessions during November, December and January.
  • End of season banquet.  Cost not included in price below.
  • Competition dress, team jacket and/or vest, and tights.
  • If needed by the skater, a team Transpack may be available for separate purchase.
  • Skaters will need to purchase seperately hair, makeup or other ancillary products necessary for Competitions and Exhibitions.
  • Black practice pants are required but not included as part of the team apparel package.

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Team Fee Payment Schedule
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August 15240325
September 15240325370

October 15

November 15240325370
December 15240325370
January 15240325370


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.
  • 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.  Skaters may be required to use group travel options such as flights or charter buses.


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.

Synchronized Skating

Since 2010, the Pineville based 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.