The Edmonton Synchronized Skating Club has a long and proud history of representing Edmonton and Western Canada at the National and International Level. Formed in 1979, the club was home to the first synchronized skating team in Alberta and one of the first in Western Canada. The club is recognized throughout Canada for its excellence and outstanding achievements in synchronized skating.
The Edmonton Synchronized Skating Club is home to six skating teams; Beginner I, Elementary, Juvenile, Pre-Novice, Intermediate, and Adult I. We also run a learn-to-skate program. Representing Edmonton, the City of Champions, the Edmonton Synchronized Skating Club provides skaters the opportunity to compete at a provincial, national and international level. Their primary goal is to have fun, grow as young athletes and succeed as team players.
“First you are a part of it, then it becomes a part of you” – Anonymous
Central to synchronized skating is friends and family; throughout these years I have been blessed with many long-lasting friendships that offer support and happiness. For me, my coaches, managers, teammates as well as their parents have become a second family whom I can rely on at any time. Synchronized skating has allowed me to continue to skate with my close friends well beyond when I stopped skating individually. In this aspect synchronized skating is a sport for all ages.
The sport of synchronized skating itself demands that the skater is comfortable and confident with his or her own body image and this has to be portrayed on the ice. I am grateful for all the experiences and opportunities synchronized skating has to offer. My club’s synchronized skating program provides a positive and fun environment for physical activity and exercise.
Furthermore, I am indebted for the life lessons I have learned from my participation in the sport of synchronized skating. Balancing school, work and synchronized skating has required me to develop time management skills, which are invaluable life skills. I have also been taught perseverance, commitment, discipline and responsibility as well as the meaning of sportsmanship. These lessons will undoubtedly benefit me in every aspect of my life. Not only has synchronized skating provided me with an immeasurable amount of happiness and memories, but also I am confident it has also contributed to making me the person I have become. Finally, I feel this quotation captures the spirit of synchronized skating.
…from a Synchro skater