Synchronized Skating (or “synchro” as is it called) is the fastest growing discipline of figure skating. It combines the athleticism and artistry of singles, pairs and ice dancing. This complex sport that was originated in 1956 was first called "Precision Skating", because of the emphasis on maintaining precise formations and timing of the group. Synchronized skating's popularity has grown immensely over the past 60 years. It is a highly technical form of team skating characterized by speed, accuracy, intricate formations and transitions. Teams of 8 to 16 skaters perform side by side on the ice.
Figure skating is traditionally an individual sport. Synchro offers all of the benefits of team unity, builds self-confidence, teaches good sportsmanship and creates new lifelong friendships, while improving your skating skills at a competitive level. Whilst it is not yet an Olympic discipline, application has been made for it to be included in the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
Synchronized skating is an amazing team sport that takes many hours of hard work and dedication on and off the ice to blend many skaters into one unit. They move as a flowing unit at high speed over the ice, while completing complicated footwork and elements. It is a discipline that welcomes skaters of all ages and ability levels. There are over 70 competitive teams covering all parts of the UK.