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Synchronized Skating


History 

The UMD Synchronized Skating Team formed in 2007. The team has varied between the Collegiate an Open Collegiate levels in past years. There are currently two teams at the open collegiate level. The club hopes to make one of these teams collegiate level in the near future. 

  • 2018 1st place & 8th place at Easterns (Open Collegiate) 
  • 2017 3rd place at Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Classic (Open Collegiate)
  • 2017 5th place & 11th place at Easterns (Open Collegiate)
  • 2016 National competitors (Collegiate)
  • 2015 National competitors (Collegiate)
  • 2014 1st place Easterns (Open Collegiate)
  • 2014 4th place at Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Classic (Open Collegiate)
  • 2013 2nd place at Easterns (Open Collegiate)
  • 2012 3rd place at Easterns (Open Collegiate)
  • 2011 National competitors (Collegiate)
  • 2010 1st place at Easterns (Open Collegiate)
  • 2009 2nd place at Easterns (Open Collegiate)

Requirements

Collegiate: A team of 12-20 skaters, all of whom must be full-time college students, and have passed at least the juvenile moves-in-the-field test.** Teams at this level compete at their respective sectional championships, and have the opportunity to advance to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Teams at the collegiate level practice an average of five hours per week on the ice. 

Open Collegiate: A team of 8-16 skaters, all of whom must be full-time college students. There is no U.S. Figure Skating imposed minimum moves-in-the-field test requirement for this level. Teams may compete at their respective sectional championships, but they do not advance to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. On average, open collegiate teams practice about two hours per week on the ice. 

**No synchronized skating experience is required, although for collegiate it is preferred. Tryouts are held in each September and we encourage that those hesitant about joining the synchro team attend tryouts. Skaters will not be asked to commit to the team unless they are invited to join after tryouts are held.

Practices

We practice at Herbert Wells Ice Rink. The rink is located on the other side of Route 1 from campus and only 2 blocks away from the College Park Metro Station (5211 Paint Branch Parkway). Depending on the season, we sometimes have skills practices at The Gardens Ice House, which is about a 15 minute drive from campus (13800 Gunpowder Road, Laurel).

To view our practice schedule, please visit our Calendar.

 

Competitions

 

  

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