Synchronized Skating

Synchronized Skating in Fort Collins

Synchronized Skating in Fort Collins

The Fort Collins Figure Skating Club is home for several Synchronized Skating Teams: The Fire Crystals Competitive Team, Learn to Skate and an Adult team.


What is Synchronized Skating?

Synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. It is judged using the same system as singles, pairs and ice dance. It is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. Some of the elements in synchronized skating include blocks, circles, wheels, lines, intersections, moves in the field, moves in isolation, no-hold blocks, spins, ice dance and pairs moves. Teams compete in 15 different levels from the beginner level up to Senior.

The Fire Crystals Competitive Team:

  • The Fort Collins Synchronized Skating program at EPIC, which became the Fire Crystals, was founded in 1989 by coaches Linda Howes and Pamela Kurtz
  • The Fire Crystals’ dedicated and accomplished coach Pamela Kurtz is a PSA rated coach and a Synchronized National Master Champion
  • The Fire Crystals compete at US Sanctioned competitions including Mid-Western Pacific Sectionals, this year in Chicago.
  • The Fire Crystals’ mission is to focus on life skills both on and off the ice
  • The team actively fundraises throughout the year to pay for training, traveling, competition dresses and ice time

2013-2014 Fire Crystals Scheduled Events:

November 23, 2013: Chuck A Puck Fundraiser at the Eagles Game at Budweiser Event Center

December 21-22: Fort Collins Winter Wishes Skate Show

January 11: Exhibition performance at CSU/DU Hockey Game at NOCO

January 23-25: Pacific Coast Synchro Sectionals in Hoffman Estates, IL

January 28: Exhibition performance at CSU/CU Hockey Game at Budweiser Event Center

February 8th: Exhibition performance for CSU at NOCO

March 13-15: Denver Invitational Competition