What is Synchro? 

Figure skater synchro icon

A Team Sport

Our Exton Edge figure skaters love synchro!

Synchronized skating, often referred to as "synchro", is a team sport in which 8-20 figure skaters perform a program together. Synchronized skating is a popular discipline both within the United States and around the world.

Skaters have a lot of fun participating on a synchronized team because it is a team effort and they have a chance to skate with their friends! It is a great way for figure skaters to compete in a sport they love, while enjoying all of the aspects of working with others on a team. 

It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. 

The variety and difficulty of elements require that each team member is a skilled individual skater. 

All teams perform a free skate with required well-balanced program elements. The elements in synchronized skating include:

  • blocks
  • circles
  • wheels
  • lines
  • intersections
  • moves in the field
  • moves in isolation
  • no-hold step sequences
  • spins
  • pairs moves

Learn more about the Exton Edge synchro teams 

 

U.S. Figure Skating's Team Levels

There are approximately 525 synchronized teams registered with U.S. Figure Skating, and nearly 5,000 athletes participate annually in the synchronized skating sectional championships. 

Synchronized teams in the U.S. can compete in 14 different levels according to the age and skill level of the team members.

Exton Edge's Teams 

The Exton Edge synchronized skating program features a Beginner 2 competition team, a Beginner 1 competition team and two exhibition teams.

Intro to Synchro Video by U.S. Figure Skating


Required Elements for Synchro Teams