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Synchronized Skating - NEW at Rideau Skating Club!!

Rideau Skating Club is happy to announce that a synchronized skating program (synchro) will be held this season. Starting in January 2020, skaters can join the Friday night synchro program (6:00-6:50 pm) and take part in the fun that is figure skating's team discipline.

For questions on synchronized skating, please email the club administrator at


What is synchronized skating?

Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.

Synchronized skating combines athleticism and artistry while encouraging fun and participation. The objective is to have all team members perform precisely in unison.


When is synchro offered?

Starting January 3, 2020, synchro will be offered on Friday nights from 6:00-6:50 pm at the Mike O'Neil arena in Manotick.


Who can join the synchro program?

Skaters of any level, from Future Stars to adults can join the synchro program.

There are a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.  It is important for all synchronized skaters to improve their skating skills and therefore they are  also enrolled in the Skate Canada StarSkate stream.


What happens during a synchro session?

Skaters, under the direction of a coach, will be led through various skating drills and exercises. There will be drills for individual skating skill development and skills to introduce synchronized skating elements. The skaters learn to skate with a partner, in lines with other skaters and to form the various synchro elements. A program will be created for the skaters to perform.


Are there any special events for the synchro skaters?

YES! At Fun Day on April 25, 2020, the synchro "team" will perform the routine that was created during the season.


What do the fees for the synchro program include?

The registration fees for the synchro program include 13 weeks of skating, all coaching fees and a program to perform at the Rideau Skating Club fun Day in April.