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Philadelphia Symmetry Synchronized Skating

Hatfield Ice is proud co-home of Philadelphia Symmetry Synchronized Skating!

Symmetry

“Unity is strength…
when there is teamwork and collaboration,
wonderful things can be achieved.”
2017 – 2018 Team Levels
Synchro Skills 1, 2 & 3
Preliminary
Open Juvenile
Open Masters
Juvenile
Novice
Jun
ior
For more information, please contact Kati @ katibird007@gmail.com

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2/5/15
Liberty FSC of Philadelphia and Wissahickon Skating Club are thrilled to announce the merger of their Synchronized Skating programs, Team Liberty and Philadelphia Symmetry.

Ashleigh Renard and Kati Link will lead the new organization as co-directors, with the assistance of current coaches and volunteers from both organizations.
 
Our goal is to become the elite Synchronized Skating organization in the Philadelphia area.  Working together we can provide more opportunities, ice time and resources for our skaters and field teams that are appropriately matched in skill, talent, and commitment. Together, we can build a large feeder program to support our qualifying level teams and further the individual development of each skater.  
 
We are excited about what the future will hold for our consolidated organization. We thank you in advance for your support and welcome your questions.  

Ashleigh Renard & Kati Link

ABOUT SYNCHRONIZED SKATING:

Synchronized skating is a popular discipline both within U.S. Figure Skating and around the world. U.S. Figure Skating held the first U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in 1984 and also hosted the first World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2000. 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.

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.

Synchronized teams in the U.S. can compete in 14 different levels according to the age and skill level of the team members.
Teams competing at the Basic Skills (beginner) level may compete at any U.S. Figure Skating synchronized skating non qualifying competition or U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills competition.

Teams competing at the developmental levels of preliminary, pre-juvenile, open juvenile, open collegiate or open adult may also compete at the Eastern, Midwestern or Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held annually at the end of January.

Teams at the competitive levels of juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult or masters compete first at their respective sectional championships. A placement in the top four at sectionals earns them a spot at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Top-performing teams at the junior and senior levels at have the opportunity to earn a berth to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Team, with the top two senior teams going on to represent the United States at the World Synchronized Skating Championships.

There are so many benefits to participating in a team sport, and synchronized skating is a great way for figure skaters to compete in a sport they love while enjoying all of the aspects of working with others in a team-oriented sport.