The coaches make all decisions regarding team selection. Selections are based on individual skating skills, synchro skating skills, athleticism, musicality, performance, ability to learn patterns and step sequences, attitude, and commitment. All skaters must be US Figure Skating members in good standing and become members of the Wissahickon Skating Club and Liberty Figure Skating Club.
Synchronized teams in the U.S. can compete in 14 different levels according to the age and skill level of the team members.
Teams competing at the Basic Skills (Synchro Skills) level may compete at any U.S. Figure Skating synchronized skating nonqualifying competition or U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills competition.
Teams competing at the developmental levels of preliminary, pre-juvenile, open juvenile, open collegiate or open adult may also compete at the Eastern, Midwestern or Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held annually at the end of January.
Teams at the competitive levels of juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult or masters compete first at their respective sectional championships. A placement in the top four at sectionals earns them a spot at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.
For the 2016-2017 season, we are pleased to have 9 teams at 7 levels:
Synchro Skills 1, Synchro Skills 2 and Synchro Skills 3
Philadelphia Symmetry’s Beginner team is a team of 8-16 skaters. No skater may have passed USFS tests higher than preliminary in any skating discipline.
Philadelphia Symmetry’s Preliminary team is a team of 8-16 skaters. Skaters must be under 12, with the majority of the team under 10.
Philadelphia Symmetry’s Pre-Juvenile team is a team of 8-16 skaters. The majority of the team must be under 12.
Philadelphia Symmetry’s Juvenile team is comprised of 12-20 skaters. All skaters must be under 13 years of age as of July 1, 2015. Skaters must have passed the Preliminary Moves in the Field test. Note: in 2017-2018, minimum Pre-Juvenile test is required.
Philadelphia Symmetry’s Intermediate team is comprised of 12-20 skaters. Skaters must be under 18 and have passed the Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field test. Note: in 2017-2018, minimum Juvenile test is required.
Philadelphia Symmetry’s Novice team is comprised of 12-20 skaters. Skaters must be under 16, with the exception of four skaters who may be 16 or 17. Skaters must have passed the Juvenile Moves in the Field test. Note: in 2017-2018, minimum Intermediate test is required.
Philadelphia Symmetry’s Open Masters team is comprised of 8-16 skaters. Skaters must be over 25, with the majority of the team 30 years or older.