(article via the Goulbourn Skating Club)
The Starlight synchronized skating teams hosted by the Goulbourn Skating Club couldn’t be off to a more promising start.
The Beginner 2 team earned gold while the Elementary team earned a bronze at the Carole Pageau Synchronized Skating Invitational in Laval on January 23 & 24. Both teams will also competed at the Ontario Regional Synchro Championship in Kingston over the weekend February 12 & 13. And this competitive schedule will end with the Eastern Ontario SynchroSkate competition right here in Kanata on March 5. The Starlight Beginner 2 team is made up of 16 skaters between the age of 7 and 10 while the Elementary team is made up of 17 skaters between the age of 9 and 14.
By being part of the Starlight Synchronized Skating teams, skaters from across the Ottawa area enjoy the fun team environment generated by synchronized skating. Synchronized skating, or synchro, is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of skaters performing various formations and maneuvers as one unit in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow.
Are you interested in being part of a team, learning new skating skills, and having the opportunity to travel, compete and make new friends? The Goulbourn Skating Club is very excited to announced that it will be hosting a free try synchro session at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex on Thursday March 10 at 5pm and 6pm. All figure skaters are welcome to try synchro!
The Goulbourn Skating Club will also be offering a 4 week spring synchro skills session Saturday mornings from 10am to noon beginning April 9. This session is open to all skaters regardless of whether they have been on a synchro team before. This is a great opportunity to learn and try synchro skills without the commitment!