Synchronized skating consists of 8-16 athletes skating on ice at one time, moving as one flowing unit. The team performs a program set to music, often with required elements which include circles, lines, blocks, wheels, and intersections at the most basic level. Coaches focus on teaching the importance of being a team member, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to be a synchronized skater.
One of the main goals for the team is to learn and perform a program by the end of the season, (may have performance in the winter) so commitment from the skater and parents is important for the team’s development.
Bird Arena is proud to host the Ohio University Synchronized Skating Team. The team consists of all full time Ohio University students.
Last fall we began work with our beginner synchronized skating team. This team consists of a majority of 9-11 year olds that are tested at a minimum of Basic 6.