WHO ARE WE?
We are a tandem of athletes skating gracefully, in perfect harmony. It is magical to watch. You will be mesmerized by our ability to move so quickly on the ice. Our spirit, momentum, skill and exuberance is intoxicating.
But take a closer look and you will see something else. Something even bigger than just appearances or performances. Forget about the outfits, the make-up, the music, the theater, and you will see something that only being part of a team can teach them. They are learning that the world does not revolve around themselves and that with patience and endurance comes great rewards. They are building friendships and confidence within themselves and others. You see our skaters are learning about communication and what it means to be dependable and loyal. You will see our skaters come to realize that in order to succeed as a team they must work as a team. Our skaters are learning how to set aside differences to achieve a common goal. Our skaters are becoming empowered for a successful life and that is Magical…
JOIN A MAGIC TEAM!
We invite you to be a part of the MAGIC! The Magic City Synchro Team welcomes all figure skaters!
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 dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. As with the other disciplines, all teams perform a free skate with required well-balanced program elements. In addition, teams at the junior and senior level perform a short program consisting of required elements.
Elements in synchronized skating include:
- Moves in the field
- Moves in isolation
- No-hold step sequences
- Pairs moves
The variety and difficulty of elements require that each team member is a highly skilled individual skater. The typical senior-level athlete has passed a senior or gold test in at least two disciplines. Synchronized teams in the U.S. can compete in 14 different levels according to the age and skill level of the team members.
If you are interested in synchronized skating, we are currently looking for interested skaters to join us for a new 2017-2018 season.
Synchronized skating is the most popular competitive discipline in the qualifying structure of US Figure Skating. There are approximately 525 synchronized teams registered with U.S. Figure Skating, and nearly 5,000 athletes participate annually in the synchronized skating sectional championships. It promotes team spirit and club loyalty. Being part of a team that represents your club will create a sense of team spirit and loyalty among club members. Wearing team colors, cheering for teammates, and trading club pins are some of the most exciting parts of synchronized skating competitions. Skaters learn valuable life lessons: teamwork, discipline, dedication, sportsmanship, flexibility, and many more. Synchronized skating is a lifetime sport. Skaters can start synchronized skating at a very young age and continue the sport into adulthood. Synchronized skaters exemplify “skating for life.” There are three adult levels in US Synchronized Skating. The open adult, adult, and masters levels boast 60 registered teams with US Figure Skating.
We represent the Magic City Figure Skating Club at USFSA sanctioned events.
Our home rink is the Maysa Arena in Minot, North Dakota.
Magic City Synchro is devoted to helping our youth develop positive and confident attitudes as well as self-discipline and self-awareness. It is these attitudes paired with selfless focus on teamwork that prepares them to succeed on and off the ice.
"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe