February 14, 2019

It doesn't seem possible that with teams continuing their on-ice practicing and with the Canadian National Synchronized Skating Championships still on the horizon that we are almost ready to turn the page. By turning the page, I mean starting to shift gears from this s...

December 13, 2018

I love looking back in time. Synchronized skating was once called precision skating and had as many as 36 skaters on the ice at one time way back in the day. Figure skating’s newest and fastest growing sport may have had its roots even further back than we know.

To find...

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 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...

February 20, 2018

I went to see the movie I, Tonya, and I will admit that I had forgotten what the dresses looked like in the early 1990s. The styles reflected the times.

February 13, 2018

Love is in the air. Make no mistake about it, the fans and skaters devoted to the sport of synchronized skating are second to none in terms of their passion.

February 6, 2018

Stunning. That’s the word that most skaters want people to be saying and thinking about their dress, as they take their opening pose.

January 30, 2018

The clothes make the man (or woman). There is something to be said for an outfit that makes you feel your best.

January 23, 2018

I love the moment when a synchronized skating team hits the ice, the substitutes have moved to the side and the remaining skaters take their opening pose.

January 16, 2018

I am lucky enough to have been around and involved in synchronized skating as a PA announcer from a time when the sport was still known as Precision Skating.

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