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Team GENESIS

Our mission is to provide all skaters the opportunity to participate in synchronized skating (synchro) in a safe, positive, and respectful environment with a family mentality and a focus on the growth and development of the skater. 

What is synchro?

Synchronized skating, or “synchro” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.

Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Age Requirements

Specific technical requirements have been determined for each level based on skill development and age restrictions. There are no test prerequisites to participate on any level of Synchro team. Team GENESIS coaches will decide which team levels to field each year based on the number of skaters, skill assessments done during team tryouts, and team age requirements as per Skate Canada.

Beginner 1

No minimum or maximum age, but 75% of the team must be born July 1, 2007 or later

Beginner 2

Must be born July 1, 2007 or later AND 75% of the team must be born July 1, 2009 or later

Elementary

Must be born July 1, 2004 or later

Pre-Juvenile

Must be born July 1, 2007 or later

Juvenile

Must be born July 1, 2004 or later AND 75% of the team must be born July 1, 2006 or later

Pre-Novice

Must be born July 1, 2001 or later, BUT no later than June 30, 2007

Novice

Must be born July 1, 2004 or later, BUT no later than June 30, 2009

Intermediate

Must be born July 1, 2000 or later, BUT no later than June 30, 2006

Open

Must be born June 30, 2004 or earlier

Junior

Must be born July 1, 2000 or later, BUT no later than June 30, 2006

Senior

Must be born June 30, 2004 or earlier

Adult 1

Must be born June 30, 2001 or earlier

Adult 2

Must be born June 30, 2001 or earlier AND 75% of the team must be born June 30, 1994 or earlier

Adult 3

Must be born June 30, 2001 or earlier AND 75% of the team must be born June 30, 1984 or earlier

This list is a complete list of all Skate Canada categories. The club will not field teams at all levels, and the club may or may not field teams in the same levels as last year.  As in prior years, team levels will be determined by the number, age, and skill levels of the skaters who try out.