2020-2021 PRESEASON TEAM DEVELOPMENT & SELECTION CLINIC
July 25 - August 29, 2020
Develop skills and form teams while we await information about competitions and opportunities for the 2020-2021 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.
Skaters and parents must follow rink rules in place which are subject to change due to changes in local regulations. These rules currently include:
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.
|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 2||PRE-JUVENILE||OPEN JUVENILE|
|Team Schedule||Skills 2 Team Page||Pre-Juvenile Team Page||Open Juvenile Team Page|
|Competitions||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. |
|2020-2021 COST AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE|
|Information below is subject to change as teams, schedules and events are finalized.|
|SKILLS 2||PRE-JUVENILE||OPEN JUVENILE|
|Team Fee Payment Schedule|
|About Our Coaches||TBA | Skills 2||Dawn 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.|
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, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.