Collegiate Synchronized Skating

About Collegiate Synchronized Skating

Synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and ice dance, and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. Collegiate synchronized skating competitions are governed by U.S. Figure Skating's Collegiate Program Committee.

Throughout the United States, colleges and universities offer collegiate synchronized skating programs for full-time students of all levels.

Skaters can join one of two types of synchronized skating teams:

Open Collegiate - An open collegiate synchronized skating team consists of 8-16* skaters. Each skater must be enrolled in a university, college or degree program as full-time students with no minimum skating test requirement. Open collegiate synchronized skating teams may only compete in non-qualifying competitions.

Collegiate - A collegiate synchronized skating team consists of 12-20* skaters. Skaters must be enrolled in a university, college or degree program as full-time students, and each member must have passed the U.S. Figure Skating juvenile Moves in the Field test. Collegiate synchronized skating teams can compete at qualifying competitions with the opportunity to advance and compete at the collegiate level in the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.

*All teams must have a maximum of four alternates listed on their roster.

Collegiate Synchronized Competition

*Open collegiate and collegiate synchronized teams compete one program, representing the college or university its members attend.

*Open collegiate synchronized teams are scored under the 6.0 judging system. Collegiate synchronized skating teams are scored under the International Judging System.

*All synchronized team members must be full-time students, as defined by the institution that they attend.

*Each synchronized team attends competitions held in its assigned section/conference.

*Collegiate synchronized teams that place in the top four in their section advance to the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.

For more information, please visit the Synchronized Skating home page.

About Collegiate Synchronized Skating

Synchronized Skating Team Managers and Coaches, click here for instructions on how to process team registrations and renewals.