Introduction to Synchronized Skating Classes
Learn what all the rage is about! Join us on Friday evenings for a 1/2 hour Synchronized Skating lesson. Classes start Friday, September 21st, 2012 from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. Skaters must be past Basic Skills level III to participate. All skaters participating in the Intro to Synchro class will be able to perform their routine in the upcoming Winter Exhibition on December 16th! You do not need to be a Wissahickon Skating Club member to participate in the Intro to Synchro classes.
Class Fee: $180 for 10 lessons. Late starts will be calculated at $20 per lesson for the remaining number of weeks.
Synchronized Skating Teams at Wissahickon Skating Club
In the fall of 2004 with the help of some enthusiastic parents and founding coaches at Wissahickon Skating Club, Philadelphia Symmetry, Philadelphia’s first competitive synchronized skating team, was born. It has been with this strong commitment from our coaches, Ashleigh Renard and Lisa Nowak Spearing that this team has managed to grow. In just five years, Philadelphia Symmetry grew from one to four competitive teams, and from 12 to over 50 skaters ranging in age from 6 – 17 years old. Our 2009/2010 season, is an exciting year as we will have a total of 4 teams, two of which will skate at a qualifying level. We will also run a Learn to Synchro class for those interested in trying out the sport with less of a commitment.
Our skaters have found synchronized skating to be very rewarding as they make new friends, improve their own skating skills, and travel to different cities. As a team they share their love of the sport and stand united in their successes and disappointments. Their greatest successes have come from dedication, hard work, self-discipline, and perseverance.
Our Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and Novice teams will all compete in several competitions, and all teams will perform at various exhibitions in the area.
Philadelphia Symmetry 2012/2013 Season
Team Selection Criteria
The coaches make all decisions regarding team selection. Selections are based on individual skating skills, synchro skating skills, athleticism, musicality, performance, ability to learn patterns and step sequences, attitude, and commitment. All skaters must be US Figure Skating members in good standing. The following are the team levels for the season and the specific requirements for each team level.
2012-2013 Team Levels
- Ashleigh Renard
- Lisa Nowak-Spearing
- Logan Renard Randazzo
For more information about our Synchronized Skating teams or clinics, please contact our director, Ashleigh Renard at firstname.lastname@example.org.