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2020-2021 PRESEASON TEAM DEVELOPMENT & SELECTION CLINIC

July 25 - August 29, 2020

Purpose

Develop skills and form teams while we await information about competitions and opportunities for the 2020-2021 season.

Preseason

Clinic

Details

  • Six, one hour sessions.
  • Saturdays at 12:35-1:35 PM:  July 25, August 1, August 15, August 22 and August 29.
  • Sunday 8:30-9:30 AM:  August 9 only.
  • Price = $125.  Advance registration is required.  See link to your right.
  • For all returning Charlotte Synchro skaters, skaters from other programs and all skaters Basic 4 and higher interested in synchronized skating.
  • Skaters that participate in the Clinic are NOT obligated to join a team for the regular season.
  • Coaches:  Dawn Feest, Laura Mullen and Kyle McIntyre.

REGISTER

FOR

PRESEASON CLINIC

Season

The regular season will begin Saturday, September 10. By this date, we expect to have established team levels, assigned coaches and named skaters, and we expect to present information about team costs, events, schedules and activities.

No

Tryouts

  • There will be NO TEAM TRYOUTS.
  • Teams will be formed from participants in this Preseason Clinic.
  • Skater participation in the Preseason Clinic is essential to establishing teams and team levels.
  • If you cannot attend the Preseason Clinic but want to be on a team, please email our Skating Director at kyle.mcintyre@pinevilleice.com.

COVID-19

Precautions

During

The Clinic

Skaters and parents must follow rink rules in place which are subject to change due to changes in local regulations.  These rules currently include:

  • Temperature checks upon arrival at the rink.  We cannot admit any person into the rink with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher.
  • Wear a mask if you are not skating, eating or drinking, or not social distancing.
  • Do not enter the rink if you have tested positive for or have the symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Skaters must wash their hands immediately before the start of each session.

COVID-19

Risks

During

The Clinic

Even with precautions taken, the Pineville Ice House offers no guarantees or assurances against exposure to COVID-19.  Do not register for this Clinic if any of the following conditions are unacceptable.

  • Skaters and coaches are not required to wear masks on the ice.
  • Social distancing may not be possible during many on ice activities.
  • Due to the nature of synchronized skating and the instruction of synchronized skating, physical contact between skaters and between coaches and skaters may be unavoidable and essential.


2020 - 2021 SEASON

This table reflects expectations for the season based on our most recent 2019-2020 season.  All information is subject to change.  COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions may impact any and all facets of synchronized skating, including, but not limited to, practices, performances, competitions, exhibitions and team travel.


SKILLS 2PRE-JUVENILEOPEN JUVENILE

Head

Coach

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Team ScheduleSkills 2 Team PagePre-Juvenile Team PageOpen Juvenile Team Page

Team

Practices

  • Saturday Mornings - Weekly Saturday morning practices are held for all teams September through end of competition season in February.  Some sessions may be skipped due to competitions and holidays.  Saturday practices include about one hour of on ice time and one hour of off ice choreography and conditioning work.
  • Sunday Mornings - About one Sunday morning practice per month is added, subject to ice time and coach availability.  Sunday mornings include at least one hour of one ice time and may or may not include off ice work.
  • Thursday Afternoons - Weekly practices are held on Thursday afternoons for the Pre-Juvenile and Open Juvenile teams, September - February.  Practices include on ice practice, off ice conditioning and choreography and video review.
CompetitionsProspective 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. 
  • Central Carolina Synchro Classic, Hillsborough NC, November | All Teams
  • Dr Porter, Ann Arbor MI, December | All Teams
  • ​USFS Eastern Sectional Championship, Norwood MA, January 26-31 | Open Pre-Juvenile & Open Juvenile
  • Reflections Synchro Invitational, Hershey PA, February | All Teams
Subject to the availability of event information, the Competition schedule will be finalized by September 30.  The skater price below does NOT include travel costs.  Charlotte Synchro may mandate some travel arrangements such as flights, a team charter bus or team hotels.
Events
  • Meet Charlotte Synchro - This event is held early in the season on a Friday evening.  The event includes an upstairs reception for Skaters and families; food and beverages for Skaters; Team and Skater on ice introductions; on ice Team exhibitions; and complimentary Open Skating for Skaters and their immediate families.
  • FSC Charlotte Holiday Show - Teams perform at the annual Figure Skating Club of Charlotte winter show - typically held on the first or second Saturday of December - if the show date does not conflict with the Dr. Porter competition.
  • Exhibition Skates - Teams perform at select Saturday Open Skating sessions during November, December and January.
  • End Of Season Banquet - Skaters and their immediate families gather to celebrate the season and honor our graduating seasons.  The Banquet cost is not included in price below.
Apparel
  • Competition dress and tights, team jacket, warmup vest, practice shirt and Transpack skate bag.
  • ​Skaters will need to purchase separately 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.
  • Skaters must complete the WARMUP SIZING FORM at tryouts.
2020-2021 COST AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Information below is subject to change as teams, schedules and events are finalized.

SKILLS 2PRE-JUVENILEOPEN JUVENILE
Deposit


Team Fee Payment Schedule
Sep 15


Oct 15


Nov 15


Dec 15


Jan 15


Feb 15


Total Cost

Deposit +

Team Fees




Payment

Policies

  • Deposit - The Deposit is due within 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.
About Our CoachesTBA | Skills 2Dawn Feest | Pre-Juvenile 
Laura Mullen | Open Juvenile

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 coached our 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Skills 2 teams.
National Theatre On Ice:  Freeskate Champion, two time Junior Silver Medalist; two time International Novice Theatre On Ice Freeskate champion; Western Michigan University Senior and Collegiate synchronized skating teams.  Coaching since 2011.  At the Pineville Ice House, Laura has taught Theatre On Ice and Skating School.  This is her first season with Charlotte Synchro.


charlotte synchro | synchronized ice skating

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING AT THE PINEVILLE ICE HOUSE

Our synchronized skating teams have been performing in ice shows and competing in regional and nationally based competitions every season since 2010. Participants develop skating, teamwork and leadership skills. Fun and friendship are at the heart of every practice, show, competition and trip.  Please direct questions or inquiries about Charlotte Synchro to:  Kyle McIntyre, Skating Director, kyle.mcintyre@pinevilleice.com,

704-661-0158.  See About Synchronized Skating at the bottom of this page to learn more about the sport.

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.  More information about Synchronized Skating Elements is available on the Required Elements Page.  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. 


There are many levels at which synchronized skating teams compete.  A full list of all competition levels is available on the Team Definitions Page.  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.


Many synchronized skaters continue competing on one of approximately 35 collegiate teams.  At the 2019 Synchronized Skating Championship, the top 12 collegiate teams were:  Miami University, Western Michigan, University of Michigan, Adrian College, Michigan State, University of Delaware, SC of Boston, Boston University, University of Illinois, Liberty University, Notre Dame and University of Massachusetts Amherst.

All information on this page is subject to change as we evaluate developments related

to COVID-19 and how they impact opportunities for synchronized skating.