The Isle of Wight synchronized skating teams are holding try-outs for new members on Tuesday 30 April and Saturday 4 May with the aim of building the squads for the 2013-14 season. Times and details as advised in the above poster.
Skaters need not be from the Isle of Wight, but must be prepared to travel to the island for practice. The teams currently include members from Gosport and Basingstoke, and in the past have even included skaters from the Midlands, showing what is possible with a lot of dedication and determination.
The teams currently benefit from sponsorship from ferry company Wightlink that helps reduce the cost of group travel to events.
Team members have to pay a monthly subscription that covers training costs and ice time. Costumes, travel and competition costs are extra.