Synchronized Skating

Synchronized Skating in Fort Collins

The Fort Collins Figure Skating Club is the home for several Synchronized Skating Teams:  The Fire Crystals, an Adult team, and the Colorado State University (CSU) team.

In an effort to improve the synchronized skating program and encourage new participation, we are making some changes to the program:
  • A shorter season
  • More involvement of coaching staff to bring their strengths to the team -- guest coaches on a monthly basis
  • Formation of a Competitive team
  • Higher standards
  • Continued fundraising to defray costs
Synchro Open House:
August 21 and August 28, 2012
6:15 - 7:15 PM - On Ice for Skaters
6:30 PM - Parent information meeting
Come find out about synchronized skating at EPIC! Skaters of all levels (Basic Skills* through Senior) can participate in Synchronized Skating. Skating requirements vary for different teams as prescribed through USFS. Examples of some team requirements are as follows:

---Open/Pre Juvenile – Age 18 and under, Pre-preliminary MIF or higher

---Juvenile - Age 12 and under (by July 1, 2011) with Preliminary MIF or higher

—Intermediate—Age 18 and under with Pre-Juvenile MIF or higher

---Novice - Age 17 and under with Juvenile MIF or higher

*All Learn to Skate skaters that are currently in Basic 8 or above are eligible to participate in the open house and tryouts for a synchronized skating team. This team will skate in the Winter Wishes ice show and other exhibition opportunities.

If you are interested in joining a synchro team, or want more information, please contact Pam Kurtz at

What is Syncrhonized 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.

Click here for the USFS Synchronized Skating Team Definition list.