Synchronized Skating

Synchronized Skating at the JDF Skating Club

Over the past 23 years, the Juan de Fuca Skating Club has had a strong and well-established synchronized skating program accessible to all ages and skill levels of skaters, with multiple levels of competitive teams, such as Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior, Open and Adult.  These teams have competed locally, provincially and nationally.

Are you interested in participating in a team sport? Do you know what synchronized skating is all about?  Have you always wanted to learn but didn't know how to go about getting involved with a synchronized skating at our club? Now is your chance!

 

The JDF Skating Club in Victoria is recruiting figure skaters to join our fun and exciting Synchronized Skating Programs for the 2019-20 skating season!

What is Synchronized Skating?

 

Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Synchronized Skating has grown in popularity around the world as it provides a great place for skaters to become part of a team and skate for life. 

 

Synchronized skating promotes teamwork, cooperation and good sportsmanship which are essential for strong team performances. Synchro skating also builds confidence and self-esteem in skaters by working through a difficult goal as a team, due to hard work, determination and cooperation in a safe and fun environment.

 

Programs:

  • Kids Beginner Synchronized Skating Team

The Twilights Beginner Synchro team consists of 8 – 16 skaters at the Star 2 skating level and up.  Skaters must not have reached the age of 15. As this will be a building year, the team will not compete.  The focus will be on learning synchronized skating skills and maneuvers while also focusing on continuing to develop and strengthen individual skating skills.  Become a part of this program:

  • Star 2 skating level and up

  • Up to 15 years of age

  • No synchro experience required

  • Possible opportunity to participate in local exhibition

  • Sessions start Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

  • Adult Synchronized Skating Team

 

The Ice Vizion synchro team consists of Adult Sys Class III team consists of 8 – 20 skaters.  In order to compete on this team, skaters must have reached the age of 19 and at least 75% of the skaters must have reached the age of 35 as of July 1st preceding the competition. Become a part of this program:

  • All skill levels

  • Various ages (18 years of age to 50+)

  • Synchro experience is an asset

  • Possible opportunity to travel and compete in a B.C. or A.B. competition

  • Possible opportunity to participate in local exhibition

  • Sessions start Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

 

The goals of the club’s synchro programs are to:

  • Teach the basic fundamentals of synchronized skating skills while continuing to foster skater development in individual skating skills

  • Over time, advance from learning to train to training to compete

  • Promote continued active healthy lifestyles in the sport of figure skating

 

There is a healthy and achievable balance between school, work and extra-curricular activities so become involved in a fun and rewarding sport!

If you are interested or have any questions about our synchro programs, please contact:

Deanna Young
 (JDFSC Synchro Coach):jdfsynchro@gmail.com

Congratulations to the JDF

Ice Vizion Synchronized Skating Team for their 2nd place win in the Adult III category at the 2019 Mountain Regionals Championships held in

Richmond, BC

on January 24 - 26, 2019

JDF Synchronized Skating Handbook
Twilights Registration & Session Information