Gosport Ice Skating Club supports 2 Synchronised Skating Teams; Shooting Stars and Allstars. Each team is currently made up of 12-16 skaters plus alternates, ranging in age from 9 to 25.
Both teams compete at national level with teams from all over the UK (as well as some guest teams from other countries)!
For a synchronised team to flow in unison, individual skaters must be competent in a variety of skating skills, including speed, footwork and ice presence. The team performs a program set to music, with required formations including circles, lines, blocks, wheels, and intersections. The teams are required to perform step sequences involving a number of various turns such as twizzles, counters and rockers and simpler turns like three-turns, mohawks and choctaws.
Gosport Stars practise on-ice on Saturday mornings between 6am and 8am. This tuition consists of improving and advancing field moves as well as rehearsing programs to a competition standard. The teams also rehearse off-ice every Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm to build fitness, improve stamina and foster team spirit.
Oh - and it is also a lot of fun!
Here are the Shooting Stars at the same event after recording a Personal Best score.
Interested in joining? Learn more here