Learn to Skate. Love to Skate. Live to Skate.
One of the country’s top synchronized skating teams, Team Braemar is dedicated to helping motivated figure skaters train, develop, and achieve to their highest potential on a team of other skaters.
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.
More recently, Team Braemar won the title of 2014 Midwestern Junior Synchronized Skating Champions. Team Braemar is proud to represent the United States as Team USA for its 8th consecutive year, and will be competing in the 2014 Spring Cup in Milan, Italy. Team Braemar is consistently ranked in the top tier of synchro teams internationally.
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 still has openings on its 2013-2014 rosters for both Junior and Novice.
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.
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. The 2012-13 teams included two exchange students from Europe and commuters from as far away as Rochester, 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 contact Team Braemar General Manager, Jane Chaffee, by clicking here.