Synchronized Skating is a discipline of figure skating where 5–20 skaters skate together as one team. Synchronized Skating is the fastest growing discipline of competitive skating in the world. With many college level opportunities now presenting themselves and Olympic competition on the horizon, the discipline continues to grow rapidly in skill and participation.
The Silver Streaks synchronized skating program are the only synchronized skating teams in Northwest Ohio and they competes in Learn to Skate USA and US Figure Skating Competitions. Last season, Findlay Silver Blades was proud to have four Silver Streaks teams competing at local and national competitions.
Can my skater participate in synchro if they have never done synchro before?
Absolutely. Skaters of all levels, ages and abilities are invited to try out. There is no prior experience needed, just a willingness to learn, be coached and have fun. Furthermore, many skaters find that they love the team aspect of synchronized skating, and we encourage skaters to continue training in freestyle, moves in the field and ice dancing outside of team practices!
How are teams chosen?
US Figure Skating and Learn to Skate USA have strict test and age requirements for each team level. If a skater does not meet the requirements for a specific level, it provides an opportunity to develop, learn and work towards a higher level for the next season. We, as a coaching staff, rely heavily on positive attitudes, a willingness to learn and be coached as well as a commitment to your team and the ability of our skaters to work together.
Will a skater be dismissed from their team for missing a practice for a school/religious function?
No. The strict attendance policy refers to unexcused absences (i.e., missing practice for a sleep over, to go shopping, hair/nail appointment). When a skater is going to miss because of illness, or attendance at a school or religious function, the skater will need to fill out an absence form. Excessive absences will result in a meeting with the team's coaches. Please contact your team coaches with any questions.
What should my skater wear to synchronized skating practices?
Female skaters should wear black leggings, black fitted top/jacket and have hair pulled neatly away from their face. Male skaters should wear black pants and a black fitted shirt. No hooded shirts, jewelry or gloves are permitted. Water bottles are encouraged.
For Silver Streaks team members, we accept Cash, Check and Credit Card payments.
In-person payments will be accepted at the Findlay Silver Blades Registration Table located in The Cube lobby on the following days that Findlay Silver Blades provides programming:
Payments can be mailed to:
Findlay Silver Blades FSC
P.O. Box 206
Findlay, OH 45839
NOTE: All payments are REQUIRED to be received by a Findlay Silver Blades board member. Coaches ARE NOT permitted to accept any club/team payments.