December 6, 2018

One of the things I love most about synchronized skating is watching a story unfold through movement on the ice.  It turns out that expressing stories, ideas and themes through music is as old as time.

Former Burlington Ice Image choreographer Aimée McKenzie, who holds...

November 29, 2018

Blog post for November 29 – Dress Wright

By: Pj Kwong

The hard work is done. The costumes are ready and the choreography perfected. It can only mean one thing: competition time!

Meraki Elementary team coach Meredith Tutching has competing with teams down to an art and has...

November 15, 2018

Blog post for November 15 – Dress Wright

By: Pj Kwong

A Q & A with Dress Wright Synchro’s Deanna Wright

Nothing happens by accident. Walking into the Mississauga rink for work that night, I had no idea that some 20 years later I would still be fast friends with the woman...

November 8, 2018

If I’ve said it once, I have said it a million times: “the three Cs in skating have to match and they are Concept, Costuming and Choreography.”.

The costumes hang on the musical and choreography hooks in synchronized skating

I want to look out on the ice and have a hint...

November 1, 2018

As much as a house is made more beautiful by the decorating, the truth is that without solid underpinnings, it doesn’t matter. The same can be said for synchronized skating dresses.

Creating a look for a team that has skinny straps or multiple cut outs can be a challeng...

October 18, 2018

One of my all-time favourite movies is “Steel Magnolias” and one of my favourite lines from that movie was said by the character Clairee Belcher. “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” That doubles for me – I love anything th...

October 11, 2018

Looking out from the crowd to the waiting skaters at a synchronized skating competition, you can’t help but notice the costumes on any given team. Often beautiful and colourful, the costumes are the first thing that you can see that tie a team not only together but to...

October 4, 2018

It’s not just for Aesthetic!  Every skater knows the importance of warming up before a practice or a performance.

During periods of immobility, it is extremely important to avoid your muscles getting cold which can lead to stiffness and tension that can result in injuri...

September 20, 2018

The Cricut adds new possibilities in customizing your dress. Intricate appliqués can be made without hand cutting in just a few easy steps:


Share your ideas with us and we can bring them to life! Using Adobe Illustrator, we create your designs from scratch then...

September 13, 2018

I am not going to lie. My favourite time of year is the Fall, for some many other reasons than simply the arrival of cooler weather and the change of colours. I remember well the start of school with my own kids, and the choices that we had to make about the extra curr...

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