Synchronized skating on St. Paddy's Day


Press Release

Five years ago Skate Brandon, in conjunction with Skate Canada Manitoba, hosted the Manitoba Open competition in Rivers. This year, Skate Brandon/Skate Canada is hosting an invitational synchronized skating competition in Souris on March 17. More than 200 skaters on 24 teams will compete in eight levels from beginner to adult, including Rivers Silver Jets. The competition will  provide teams the opportunity to display the skills they have learned, all while cheering on other teams from across Manitoba. 

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 by executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections, in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow. Synchronized skating is very exciting and fun to watch. Fans will experience the camaraderie of synchronized skating and its team atmosphere during this event. 

Everyone is invited to attend this competition; tickets will be available at the door. Rivers Silver Jets is a beginner II group; they will skate at 12:25 p.m. and perhaps again at 4:25 p.m.