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Synchronized Skating at Mariposa

What is Synchro?

Synchronized skating is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Skate Canada’s SynchroSkate program includes a number of Synchronized Skating categories which accommodate skaters at any age and skill level.

The History of Synchronized Skating

Hear about the history of Synchronized Skating, as told by the skaters from the Synchro Development Series.

Important Dates

2019-2020 competitions

January 11/12: Winterfest Competition, Brampton

January 25/26: Synchrofest Competition, Oakville

February 8/9: Regionals Competition, Markham

February 29/March 1: March Mania Competition, Innisfil

March 29: Skate Ontario Provincial Championships, Belleville


MARCH 4, 11: Try Beginner Synchro for free! 4pm – 4pm Paul Sadlon Arena (formerly Barrie Molson Centre)

APRIL 8, 15, 22, 29: Synchro Mariposa Spring Skills Sessions (Wednesday evenings)

MAY 2 & May 9: 2nd Annual Synchro Development Series (Saturdays)

2020-2021 SEASON:

May 6, 24 & 31: Team Mariposa Tryouts for Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile & Pre Novice teams

May 31: Registration opens for 2021 season

August 17 – 20: Synchro Mariposa Choreography CAMP

Synchro Mariposa Programs

2020 Spring Synchro Skills

This program gives skaters the opportunity to develop their Synchro skills during the spring off season. CanSkate and StarSkate level skaters must also choose at least one Mariposa School of Skating spring CanSkate or STARSkate session during the spring to qualify for this program.

6:00pm – 6:40pm Session 1: $70.00 + HST (CanSkate 5 – Star 2 skaters)

6:40pm – 7:50pm Session 2: $89.00 + HST (Star 3 – Adult skaters)


2020 Spring Synchro Development Series

Last year’s Development Series was a huge success so we’ve expanded the program for 2020. This is a great opportunity for synchro skaters wishing to expand their skills, or for new synchro skaters who want to give synchro a try. All skaters from all clubs are welcome to join us for two exciting sessions featuring:

  • SYNCHRO SKILLS with Nicole Rodgers Hankin along with special guest synchro coaches
    • Includes: synchro elements, tracking, execution of travelling elements and moves in isolation
  • SKATING SKILLS with Mitch Islam
    • Includes: skills, edge and balance
  • CHOREOGRAPHY with Kelly Johnson
    • Includes: movement and expression
    • Includes: dance, theatre and stretch & strength training

No synchro experience necessary.

All coaches are welcome to attend the Synchro Development Series as an observer.  This applies to all synchro coaches and coaches wishing to learn more about synchro and synchro elements and skills.  As an added bonus, any coach who brings 5 skaters to the Series will have their registration fee waived..


2020-2021 Synchro Mariposa Season

Team Mariposa is currently seeking skaters for our 2020-2021 synchronized skating teams.  New and returning skaters, age 5 to 18, are invited to sign up for one of two tryout sessions fielding teams in the Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Juvenile, Juvenile and Pre-Novice categories.  Come be a part of our FUN and growing synchronized skating program with opportunities to compete at a Provincial level.



2020 - 2021 Team Mariposa Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 Team Mariposa season will open on May 31, 2020, after tryouts are complete and offer letters have been presented to the skaters.



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I have been bringing skaters to the Mariposa Seminar for 18 years. Every year is a fabulous experience for both my skaters as well as myself. It never ceases to amaze me how professional everyone is and how willing this team of coaches is to share information to both the skaters as well as the coaches at the seminar.
— Charleen Cameron, St. Margarets Bay Skating Club —