Synchronized skating is growing in the greater Seattle area. Highland Skating Club currently has members on The Highlanders Beginner Synchronized Skating Team and on the Pre-Juvenile, Open-Juvenile, and Adult teams of the Washington Ice Emeralds.
The Highlanders were formed in 2013 as a Pre-Juvenile team. In their inaugural year the 8 member team competed at the 2014 Midwest/Pacific Synchronized Sectionals where they placed 6th. The team was comprised of 13 members in 2014 and competed locally. Currently the team is a beginner team which will be competing at the following local competitions: Blades on Ice in September 2015, Rising Stars in March 2016, and Ice Fest in June 2016. Additionally The Highlanders will be performing in Highland Ice Arena's annual June Show in June. New members are welcome throughout the year.
The Washington Ice Emeralds were formed in 2013 as an Open-Juvenile team. The 2015-16 season began a partnership between the competitive traveling teams. All competitive travelling synchro teams are independent meaning that skaters from any local club may join these teams.
- The Pre-Juvenile team practices at Highland Ice Arena and is comprised of 10 skaters. Coaches: Tina Kupferschmidt, Rebecca Frampton, Katelyn Hilgers.
- The Open Juvenile team practices at Kingsgate Ice Arena and Highland Ice Arena and is comprised of 15 skaters. Coaches: Rachel Franchock, Danielle Buckley, Marie Grieshaber.
- The Adult Team practices at Highland Ice Arena and is coached by Katelyn Hilgers.
For more information on synchro in the greater Seattle area, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The WA Ice Emeralds Preliminary Team & Adult Team were Bronze medalists at the 2016 Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectionals Championships. Way to go!