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About LA Synchro

Synchronized skating is a great way for figure skaters to compete in a sport they love while enjoying all of the aspects of competing together on a team.  U.S. Figure Skating utilizes a competitive track that allows skaters opportunities to compete and qualify for national and international competitions, such as the U.S. Championships, Worlds, and the Olympics.  

Formed in 1956, synchronized skating offers athletes the chance to compete with a team and learn the value of teamwork and camaraderie. Each team is comprised of 6-20 skaters who perform a free skate program together with various required synchronized elements. The sport uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. Elements in synchronized skating include blocks, circles, wheels, lines, intersections, move elements, creative elements, no holds elements, spins and pairs moves.  Since 1984, when U.S. Figure Skating held the first U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, the sport has grown such that approximately 600 synchronized teams are registered with U.S.Figure Skating, and nearly 5,000 athletes participate annually in the synchronized skating sectional championships.

U.S. Figure Skating offers 18 levels of synchronized teams.  Each level has strict guidelines as to what skills, moves in the field testing requirements, and ages are required for each level of team.  Click here for information on team levels within U.S. Figure Skating. 

LA Synchro generally fields 5-7 teams ranging from the beginning levels of Aspire to the more experienced and challenging Novice level. 

All of the LA Synchro teams, except Pearls (which is our exhibition team and competes in mostly local events) and our Amethysts (which competes only locally), performs in at least one out of town U.S. Figure Skating competition per season.  Starting at the developmental levels of Preliminary and Pre-juvenile, LA Synchro teams also compete every year at the Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, hosted in different places across the Pacific Coast. Additionally, LA Synchro teams competing at the Juvenile, Intermediate or Novice level compete at the Sectional Championships to earn a spot at the National U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.

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