Synchronized skating is the fastest-growing discipline of figure skating around the world. Teams of up to 20 skaters compete their programs together on the ice, in unison, with precision and artistic impression.
Synchronized skating offers figure skaters the opportunity to skate with a team of similarly skilled skaters. Teams of 8 to 20 skaters perform formations and step sequences together, with judging based on the same system as that used for singles, pairs, and ice dance. Synchronized skating teams compete in 18 different levels.
Aspire beginner, pre-preliminary, preliminary are beginner levels of synchronized skating that introduce skaters to the sport. They compete at nonqualifying synchronized skating competitions.
Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile, Open Juvenile, Open Collegiate, Open Masters, and Open Adult levels can compete at any nonqualifying synchronized skating competitions, and are also welcome at the U.S. Synchronized Sectional Championships.
Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, Senior, Collegiate, Adult, Masters can compete at any nonqualifying competitions. They compete in their respective sectional championship to qualify for the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. In addition, top teams at the Junior and Senior levels can earn spots on Team USA.