Synchronized Skating - News & Announcements
WO Centre of Excellence (CoE) - Synchro Development
Western Ontario Section has established a training centre to bring identified competitive skaters together to train over 10 training days from September 30, 2015 to April 12, 2016. The attached document provides information on this elite program including: goals, background information, on and off-ice staff, etc.
NEXXICE Senior - WORLD CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to NEXXICE Senior who represented Canada and Western Ontario Section at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® 2015, in Hamilton, ON, April 10-11, 2015. What a fabulous show!
Enjoy their press clippings!
Skating for NEXXICE: Shannon Aikman-Jones, Maria Albanese, Ellicia Beaudoin, Emma Bonafiglia, Kelly Britten, Courtney Broadhurst, Lee Chandler, Alessia Chiovitti, Carla Coveart, Samantha Defino, Courtney Gray, Yu Hanamoto, Renata Khuzina, Victoria Kwan, Kristen Loritz, Nichole Manahan, Kerrin Caitlin McKinnon, Victoria Smith, Kiersten Tietz and Gillian Tyler.
Photo: Skate Canada / Stephan Potopnyk
NEXXICE Junior represented Canada and WO at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Championships, Zagreb, Croatia, March 13-14, 2015, as Team Canada 2, placing 5th.
Photo: Skate Canada / Jim Coveart
2015 Synchro Nationals Results
Another great National Championships for synchronized skating took place February 27 - March 1 in the
Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Québec City. Congratulations to all teams! Of note, NEXXICE Senior they won their 9th consecutive national championship, breaking their previous Canadian record!
||NEXXICE - 1st
||NEXXICE - 2nd
||NEXXICE - 2nd
||Synchronicity - 4th
||Ilderton Silver Jets - 3rd
||NEXXICE - 4th
||Synchronicity - 10th
||NEXXICE - 3rd
||Ilderton Precisionnaires - 8th
From Skate Canada - Attention : Regarding Regional Synchro Decision
Congratulations NEXXICE - Team Canada 1, Silver Medalists at Worlds!
NEXXICE from the Burlington Skating Centre claimed the Silver medal at the 2014 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Courmayeur, Italy, April 5, 2014.
Team: Shannon Aikman-Jones, Maria Albanese, Ellicia Beaudoin, Kelly Britten, Courtney Broadhurst, Anna Cappuccitti, Carla Coveart, Samantha Defino, Yu Hanamoto, Victoria Kwan, Katia Leininger, Kristen Loritz, Bethany Rees, Renee Richardson, Victoria Smith, Kiersten Tietz, Jillian Tyler, Emily Van Den Akker and Julia Uhlitzsch.
Coaches: Shelley Simonton Barnett & Anne Schelter
WO Centre Of Excellence Synchro Development Pilot Project
London Synchronicity Promotes London Worlds 2013 at Synchro Nationals
Synchronized Skating Team
Requirements for Competing
1p, PDF - As per
2012-2013 Qualifying Competition Handbook © Skate Canada
Synchro Coaches Please Note!
As of July 1, 2013, all coaches attending the Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships must be NCCP Level 3 certified.
Are You Interested in Becoming
a Synchro Judge?
We're looking for present and former skaters who would
be interested in becoming a synchronized skating judge.
Criteria - The skater needs to have a
skating background that includes:
- Any two of Junior Bronze free skate, dance or skills;
- Any one of Senior Bronze free skate, dance, or skills;
- Juvenile competitive test; or
- Any one higher test level
Interested? Contact Andrew Bosco, WO Synchro Judges Rep.,
Testimonial of a Synchro Skater
"First you are
a part of it, then it becomes a part of you"
For some, Synchronized skating is synonymous with
commitment, unison, speed, teamwork, dedication
and emotion. Having skated on a synchronized skating
team for more than 13 years, I know it is so much
more that that!
A lot of my friends do question why I continue
to subject myself to the early morning practices,
rigorous workouts and the stress of competitions.
I synchro skate because the support felt as 19 other
skaters struggle with you overpowers the pain inflicted
by the workouts. And I compete as a synchro skater
because the adrenaline rush while competing and
the feeling of joy when you are finished makes you
forget the feeling of stress that was overpowering
right up until the moment when the music begins.
We may arrive at our practices from all walks of
life, but when we step on the ice we are one, we
move as one, we succeed as one, we are a team.
Central to synchronized skating is friends and
family; throughout these years I have been blessed
with many long-lasting friendships that offer support
and happiness. For me, my coaches, managers, teammates
as well as their parents have become a second family
whom I can rely on at any time. Synchronized skating
has allowed me to continue to skate with my close
friends well beyond when I stopped skating individually.
In this aspect synchronized skating is a sport for
The sport of synchronized skating itself demands
that the skater is comfortable and confident with
his or her own body image and this has to be portrayed
on the ice. I am grateful for all the experiences
and opportunities synchronized skating has to offer.
My club's synchronized skating program provides
a positive and fun environment for physical activity
Furthermore, I am indebted for the life lessons
I have learned from my participation in the sport
of synchronized skating. Balancing school, work
and synchronized skating has required me to develop
time management skills, which are invaluable life
skills. I have also been taught perseverance, commitment,
discipline and responsibility as well as the meaning
of sportsmanship. These lessons will undoubtedly
benefit me in every aspect of my life. Not only
has synchronized skating provided me with an immeasurable
amount of happiness and memories, but also I am
confident it has also contributed to making me the
person I have become. Finally, I feel this quotation
captures the spirit of synchronized skating,
"There are many things in life that will catch
your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…
pursue those" (anonymous)
...from a Synchro skater