Synchronized skating is a fun and rewarding experience for skaters of all ages. It is the newest and fastest growing discipline in the sport of figure skating. Team skating first appeared in the late 1950s at the University of Michigan, and synchronized skating has now become an international sport. U.S. teams now compete with teams from around the world.
Synchronized skating is all about teamwork. A synchronized skating team consists of 8 to 20 members, skating various formations and steps in union to a choreographed program set to music. The objective is for the team to skate as one unit rather than as individuals.
Synchronized skating also benefits figure skaters in the development of their singles skating by enhancing on-ice performance and overall skating development.
Synchronized skating offers you the oppotunity to participate in a group activity and make new friends, while sharing in the experience, energy and camaraderie of a team sport.
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There was a recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Local section about the Steel City Blades: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2017/07/13/Steel-City-Blades-synchronized-skating-program-builds-a-community-at-RMU-Island-Sports-Center/stories/20170707001