New Video!

Check out this awesome new video about the BU Synchronized Skating team! The link can be also be found on our Youtube channel (BUsynchroskate) and under the “About Us” tab right here on our blog!

 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

We had a great time at the USFSA Monitoring Session on November 22nd. This was our first time performing our competition program in front of the United States Figure Skating Association technical specialists and judges. We had a fifteen minute monitoring session where we performed our program a couple of times through, allowing the judges to critique each element. They told us the level of difficulty that each element would be considered at, and commented on our execution of these elements. This feedback is given to our coaches, who are then able to review it, and make necessary changes to our program to make it have an even higher quality going into our first competition. Overall we skated very well for this early in the season, especially as it was our first time performing in front of judges. They thought that we were making good progress, and for the majority of the elements, it was clear what level of difficulty we were going for, and with even more practice they thought we would be able to achieve these levels. There were a couple of elements that they didn’t understand as well or think we would be able to achieve high enough results in competition, so they advised our coaches to make changes to ensure we could have the highest quality program we are capable of. So we are going to take the critique of the judges and make necessary changes to our program to get us even more prepared for our first competition in a few weeks.

We will be competing at the Cape Cod Classic on December 13th, stay tuned for a report about the competition! Continue to check our blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages for updates! GO BU!

A Lot to Look Forward to!

The season is quickly approaching! only THREE MORE practices until the USFSA Monitoring Session! We have officially finished choreographing our program and are prepared to continue to improve!

Next to the USFSA Monitoring, we also have a 2014-2015 calendar coming out in a couple of weeks that contains photos of the team for each month of the year – such a great fundraiser! BU Club Sports has been incredibly helpful with this and we can’t wait to sell them to our friends and family!

Be on the lookout for a cool new video that we are in the midst of filming alongside the Figure Skating Team! Both teams are working together to create a fun video that shares informational tips and experiences from each point of view. We’re glad we are able to come together as one club to share the different options offered by BUFSC! Check back in a couple of weeks for the video on our Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc.!

The Terrierettes are busy, busy and doing an awesome job so far! We’ve almost finished choreographing our program and we can’t wait to show it off for the first time at the USFSA Monitoring Session in November! Outside the rink, the team has been very active as well. On October 5th, the Terrierettes took part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, starting at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade – that was a blast! It was a beautiful day and we all had such a fun time! The walk was followed by a team lunch and, of course, skating practice! What better way to spend your entire Sunday than with your whole synchro team!?

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We are off to a great start for the new season! We have been working so hard and it is definitely paying off! We have begun to choreograph our program – our music is upbeat and so much fun to skate to! We are loving every minute of it and we can not wait to show our new program at the USFSA Monitoring session on November 22nd at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA! We’ve updated our blog, so be sure to click around and look at all of our new skaters and our awesome new assistant coach! We have so much to share with everyone, so we will most definitely keep everyone in the loop! Keep an eye out for our first-ever e-newsletter, coming soon!

Beginning of the Year Meeting! 9/4/14

Welcome back, skaters!

Our mandatory beginning of the year meeting will take place on Thursday, September 4th at 6pm in the ice level lounge at Walter Brown Arena. Anyone interested in joining our team should attend! We will be going over our practice and competition schedules as well as a few other administrative details. If you need to renew your USFSA membership, please bring a debit/credit card. Bring your skates!!! We will be doing a small on-ice practice with the Figure Skating Team afterwards. Can’t wait!

2014-2015 Season!

Only a couple of more weeks before it is time for everyone to move back to school and resume classes! That means that synchro season is quickly approaching! We are preparing for our year and we can’t wait to get back on the ice as a team and practice together again! So exciting!!

GOOD NEWS, STUDENTS! We will be attending SPLASH this year! Come find us and sign up for the team, ask questions, and hang out with us! It’s going to be a blast! SPLASH will take place on Saturday, September 6th from 12pm-2pm on Nickerson Field. We will have information regarding the upcoming year available for you! See you there!

Competition is Just Around the Corner!!

With just six days until our first competition, we are really getting into gear and working super hard during our last few practices! Today we had a great practice with many drills and run throughs! Although the girls are tired and actively thinking about finals, everyone worked so hard out on the ice today and we are so proud and so thankful for everyone’s dedication to skating as a team! It’s amazing! You can feel the positive energy from every single skater and we are all so excited to compete this coming weekend!

Walking for a Cure!

While still in the pre-synchro season, the team has the chance to work with a community service project. Each year, the Terrierettes choose participate in the Making Strides Walk in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Not only is it an excellent team bonding experience, but it also gives BU Synchro Skating the opportunity to step out into the community and help others in need. Together, the team fundraises and has a blast doing it! Rain or shine, the synchro girls will walk for a cure! Excellent job girls!

 

 

The girls at the Hatch Shell before starting their walk!

Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships

After our successful skate at the New England Challenge Cup, we were excited to travel to Lake Placid, NY to compete in the 2013 Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships.  Lake Placid was the location of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games,where the US “Miracle on Ice” hockey team won gold in 1980.   Our team was excited to have the opportunity to compete in such a historic location.  We got the chance to practice on the 1980 Herb Brooks Rink – the same ice that the US hockey team skated on in 1980! After 2 days of practice in Lake Placid, we were ready to compete!  The team had an early 4am wakeup call because we were to compete at 7am, but we were excited nonetheless! We had our best skate of the season and the girls were so thrilled!  We competed against 10 other colleges and we WON this event! It was the perfect end to an UNDEFEATED season!

 

Now that we’re back in Boston, we’re excited for the fun events we have planned for the rest of this semester!  The 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships are being held at our home rink here at BU April 2-7!  We’re excited to watch the event and see BUSST alumni that are coming to Boston for the event!

Terrier Weekend 2013 will be held the same weekend as Worlds! Please e-mail busynchroskate@gmail.com for more information!  Hope to see you there!