Synchro Skills Synchronized Skating Program
The 2019-20 Synchro Skills synchronized skating program requirements can be found here.
Synchronized Skating has partnered with Learn to Skate USA to expand the synchronized skating competitive levels. Synchro Skills teams may compete at nonqualifying synchronized skating competitions, as well as Learn to Skate USA Competitions (Compete USA).
Compete USA Synchro Requirements
Snowplow Sam Synchro - 5-12 skaters, majority under 7 years old, maximum 2 minutes 10 seconds
Synchro Skills 1 - 8-16 skaters, majority under 9 years old, maximum 2 minutes 10 seconds
Synchro Skills 2 - 8-16 skaters, majority under 12 years old, maximum 2 minutes 10 seconds
Synchro Skills 3 - 8-16 skaters, majority at least 12 years old, maximum 2 minutes 10 seconds
As of the competition entry deadline, skaters may not have passed any test higher than the preliminary test.
There is no longer a rule that states "majority of the team must be no test."
For the 2019-20 season, the ages are as of July 1, 2019.
Teams that wish to “skate up” a level, to compete a more challenging program, may do so. For example, if you have a team made up of skaters that are majority under 9 years old, you could compete in either Synchro Skills 1 or Synchro Skills 2.
Teams may enter the Snowplow Sam Synchro event at synchronized skating nonqualifying competitions, as well as Compete USA Competitions.
To learn more about Learn to Skate USA, please visit www.LearnToSkateUSA.com.
Important Documents for Snowplow Sam Synchro and Synchro Skills 1-3
Permitted Skills Chart
— Describes what is allowed at each level
Basic 1-6 Learn to Skate Skills
— All skills that can be used at the Snowplow Sam Synchro and Synchro Skills 1 levels
Pre-Free Skate-Free Skate 6 Skills
All skills that can used at the Synchro Skills 2 (no higher than Free Skate 2, with the exception of split jumps, stag jumps, and split falling leaf jumps) and Synchro Skills 3 (no restrictions) levels