The Synchroettes Synchronized Skating Teams, who practice at the Richard J. Codey Arena, will be having their annual Toys for Tots Exhibition. All teams, from beginners to our TEAM USA Junior Team, will be performing their 2012-2013 Programs!
In lieu of tickets for this event, the Synchroettes are proud to support the US Marine Corps' effort for Toys for Tots so we ask all to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to this cause.
Synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. As with the other disciplines, all teams perform a free skate with required well-balanced program elements. In addition, teams at the junior and senior level perform a short program consisting of required elements.
Elements in synchronized skating include blocks, circles, wheels, lines, intersections, moves in the field, moves in isolation, no-hold step sequences, spins and pairs moves. The variety and difficulty of elements require that each team member is a highly skilled individual skater. The typical senior-level athlete has passed a senior or gold test in at least two disciplines.