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Competing at the U.S. Championships, Team Braemar won the title of 2013 U.S. Junior Synchronized Skating Champions – its fourth Junior National Championship in five seasons.
Last year, Team Braemar won the title of 2014 Midwestern Junior Synchronized Skating Champions, held in Hoffman Estates, IL. Team Braemar was proud to represent the United States as Team USA for its 8th consecutive year, and won Silver in the 2014 Spring Cup in Milan, Italy. Team Braemar is consistently ranked in the top tier of synchro teams internationally.
This year, Team Braemar Junior took silver at the 2015 Midwestern Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held in Edina, MN, and hosted the event at Braemar Arena.
What is Synchro?
Synchronized skating is a highly technical form of team skating characterized by speed, accuracy, intricate formations and transitions. Known by their fans as “synchro”, it is team sport consisting of teams of 8-20 skaters who perform side by side on the ice.
Competitive skaters are challenged to perform their best and work together as a team. Lifelong friendships are formed, as skaters develop character, perseverance, and discipline in the framework of skating as one heartbeat.
First recognized by the ISU in 1994, synchronized skating is the newest discipline of figure skating. Synchro’s roots began in the United States and has quickly spread to 20 countries on 5 continents in recent years. Today, over 580 synchro teams compete each year as members of U.S. Figure Skating. It is a competitive team sport that is rapidly growing in popularity throughout the world.
Want to learn more about synchro?
Do you have a love for individual figure skating, but desire the challenge and camraderie that comes with competing as a valued member of a team? Want to travel to competitions around the United States and even internationally? Then perhaps, synchro is for you!
To learn more about the sport of synchronized figure skating and to determine the level that’s the best fit for you, download a copy of the 2013 USFSA Synchronized Skating Media Guide.
Interested in Becoming Part of Team Braemar?
Team Braemar would love to meet and give interested skaters an opportunity to check out synchronized skating and to experience what it’s like to train on Team Braemar. Team Braemar is a great opportunity to compete at a high level in synchronized figure skating while being an integral part of a committed group of athletes on a team.
Team Braemar Junior/Team USA is looking for high level figure skaters, who are committed to training, competing, and succeeding on the national and international levels of synchronized skating. We are seeking qualified skaters who want to help Team Braemar defend their most recent titles.
You’ll experience unparalleled thrill, make lifelong friends, and compete around the world in the midst of exceptional figure skaters.
Clinic and Tryouts
Team Braemar will be conducting a Clinic on May 8, 2015 (5-6:30P) and Tryouts on May 10 (6-7:30P for Juvenile and higher) and May 11, (7-8:30P for Beginner to Pre-Juvenile), both at Braemar Arena in Edina, MN.
The Clinic is designed to help prepare you for Tryouts. You will make new friends and learn step sequences, and at the introductory levels, learn some fundamentals of synchronized skating to get you excited about joining Team Braemar for the 2015-16 season! Skill development will be appropriate to skater ability and level.
Please contact us with any questions you might have by clicking here.
Team Braemar Synchronized Skating Video
Please watch this video to learn more about the thrilling sport of synchronized figure skating and to catch the vision of what it’s like to skate on Team Braemar, by clicking here.
2015 Team Braemar Clinic and Tryouts Registration and Waiver Form
For a downloadable PDF of the 2015 Team Braemar Clinic and Tryouts Registration and Waiver Form, please click here.
For a list of desired skills for the 2015 Team Braemar clinic and tryouts, please click here.
Is Team Braemar right for me?
Team Braemar is comprised of skaters, who range in age from 10 to 18 and attend schools throughout the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.
Recent teams included two exchange students from Europe, Wahpeton, ND and commuters from as far away as Rochester, New Ulm, Shattuck St Mary’s in Faribault, MN and Elk River, Minnesota.
When you join Team Braemar, you join a team of figure skaters passionate about synchronized skating. There is no need to leave your home club or change your individual coach. Our skaters represent many different home figure skating clubs within the greater Twin Cities area.
If you are interested, or know of someone who would like to skate with the team, please reach out to us by contacting our Director of Synchronized Skating, Vicki L. Korn, via email.
See you on the ice!