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Announcements


WO Synchronized Skating Coaches Seminar SERIES 2014

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

NEXXICE - Team Canada 1


2014 Synchro Nationals Results

Another great National Championships for synchronized skating took place in Burnaby, B.C., February 20-22, 2014. Congratulations to all teams!

NEXXICE Senior qualified to represent Canada at the 2014 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Courmayeur Italy, April 4-5, 2014. Also of note, they won their 8th consecutive national championship, breaking the Canadian record!



Senior NEXXICE - 1st
Junior NEXXICE - 2nd
Open NEXXICE - 3rd
Intermediate Synchronicity - 1st
Intermediate NEXXICE - 4th
Intermediate Ilderton Silver Jets - 6th
Novice NEXXICE - 3rd
Novice Ilderton Precisionnaires - 8th
Novice Synchronicity - 10th

 

WO Centre Of Excellence Synchro Development Pilot Project


London Synchronicity Promotes London Worlds 2013 at Synchro Nationals


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Synchronized Skating Team Composition 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; or
  • Any one of Senior Bronze free skate, dance, or skills; or
  • Juvenile competitive test; or
  • Any one higher test level

Interested? Contact Andrew Bosco, WO Synchro Judges Rep., andrew.bosco[at]gmail.com


Testimonial of a Synchro Skater


"First you are a part of it, then it becomes a part of you"
(anonymous)

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 all ages.

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 and exercise.

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

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