STAMFORD, Conn. -- The youngest skaters on Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team ended their season on a high, winning three gold medals and one bronze at the 2016 Connecticut Synchronized Skating Classic in Middletown.
The pre-juvenile, preliminary and beginner lines all impressed the judges with their spirited and skillful performances, winding up at the top of the podium.
“Our skaters have been working together since last summer. To see them end their season with some of their best performances of the year is so gratifying,” said Sarah LeBlanc Blosat, Skyliners' director of Non-Qualifying Lines. “I’m extremely proud of their accomplishments.”
The 2015-16 synchronized skating season included many high notes for the Skyliners non-qualifying lines. Skyliners pre-juvenile, performing to a “High School Musical” routine, and the preliminary line, performing to “Yankee Doodle Dandee,” were both named the Eastern's bronze medalists. Skyliners beginner had an all gold season, earning top honors at all four competitions they attended, performing to “Celtic Spirit.”
“It’s amazing to see the growth in our skaters from when they first get on the ice in September to now,” said Beginner Head Coach Nina Newby. “Some of our team members are as young as 5, but they’ve learned how to perform like champs!”
The Skyliners intro to beginner team – all 13 members brand new to skating this year - skated to the 1950’s classic, “I Wanna Go Skating With Willie.” Their final performance of the season earned them the bronze medal at the Connecticut Classic, boding well for their future careers. The Skyliners non-qualifying lines are now looking ahead to the 2016 clinics and try-outs. Clinics begin March 9 for the intro to beginner, beginner and preliminary lines, and March 14 for the pre-juvenile lines.
For a more detailed schedule, visit the Skyliners website.
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