Taster sessions for new synchronized skating season

The Isle of Wight’s synchronized skating teams have just finished another successful season.

If you would like to be part of the success, you can find out what synchro is like at two taster sessions at Planet Ice Ryde. The sessions are on Tuesday 17 and Tuesday 24 April from 4.15pm to 6.15pm: skaters will just need to pay for a patch ice session on the day. All levels and ages are welcome, and skaters don’t have to live on the Isle of Wight. Head coach Terri Smith will be running the sessions.

The sessions will shape the island’s synchro teams for the forthcoming season. When Terri knows which skaters are interested for next season she will decide at which levels the teams will compete.

The teams in the 2011-2012 season were:

Wight Jewels – junior. The Jewels won the British Championships for a fourth consecutive time this season and represented Great Britain at the Junior World Challenge Cup, where they placed 15th – the best result for a British team in more than 10 years. For 2012-2013, skaters at junior level must be no younger than 12 and no older than 18 on 1 July 2012 and hold at least level 4 field moves.

Wight Crystals – novice. The Crystals were 3rd at British Championships, 1st at Deeside (Welsh Championships) and 2nd at the Trophy D’Ecosse. They represented Great Britain at the Spring Cup in Milan. For 2012-2013, skaters at novice level must be no younger than 10 but no older than 14 on 1 July 2012 and hold at least level 1 field moves.

Wight Sparkles – elementary. The Sparkles were 3rd in their first ever competition at Trophy D’Ecosse. For 2012-2013, skaters at elementary level must be no older than 15 on 1 July 2012, and no more than two skaters can hold level 2 elements, free or dance tests.

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