Currently, we serve over 130 skaters on nine competitive and two exhibition teams. Our skaters range in age from 7 – 65. This season we added an Adult Open Masters team, which several of our parents and coaches participate in as well. As of this year, we run programs out of four local rinks; Hatfield Ice, Colmar, PA; Wissahickon Skating Club, Chestnut Hill, PA; Bucks County Ice Sports, Warrington, PA; and Wintersport Ice Arena, Willow Grove, PA.
Synchronized Skating consist of 8-20 skaters performing a choreographed routine to music and is the fastest growing discipline of figure skating. It is being considered for addition in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.
Our competitive teams attend seven competitions throughout the country each season. We are one of the top four organizations on the East Coast and one of the top 12 in the country.
Our athletes train on and off the ice 3-6 days a week, depending on their age and competitive level. Our training includes on-ice choreography and skating skills practice, off-ice strength and conditioning, team building, weekly mental training sessions, and regular service projects.
We provide excellent technical instruction and creative choreography for our teams, but our mission at Philadelphia Symmetry is to bring out the best in each one of our athletes through self-awareness and empowerment. We believe that the better we know ourselves the better we can serve our teammates, families, and the world. We focus our training on the principles of aiming to be 1% better every day and WOW’ing our teammates with a thoughtful act that goes above and beyond at every opportunity.
Philadelphia Symmetry also gives back to the community through several service projects throughout the year. Such as Sarah Smiles, Operation Christmas Child, The Giving Tree, and more.
Philadelphia Symmetry Team Levels for 2016-2017 season
• Synchro Skills 1, 2 & 3 – These levels are for beginner level skaters of varying ages, 6-12 years old with basic skating skills
• Preliminary – ages 12 and under, majority under 10
• Pre-Juvenile – majority under 12 years old
• Juvenile – ages must be under 13 years old
• Intermediate – ages under 18 years old
• Novice – ages under 16, with the exception of up to 4 skaters being 16 or 17 years old
• Open Masters – All skaters must be 25 years or older, with the majority of the team 30 years or older
Currently, our costs each season are approximately $700,000. About half of this covers travel and accommodations for parents and skaters. Ice time and coaching fees total $230,000. Competition registrations and apparel add up to $100,000.
Average cost per skater annually is approximately $3,000-$9,000 depending on team level. If a team goes to Nationals, this adds approximately $30,000 to $50,000 per team depending on location.
Your sponsorship would allow us to add additional value to our program in the form of extra on-ice and off-ice practices, provide for team buses for competition travel, and reduce the fees for our participants.
We are asking for you to consider five different levels of sponsorship.
• $1,000 – logo on website, t-shirt (t-shirts at sponsor’s expense, Symmetry approval required)
• $5,000 – logo on website, t-shirt, and badges on skater’s backpacks (t-shirts and badges at sponsor’s expense, Symmetry approval required)
• $5,000 – Show sponsor (ex. Your Company Name Holiday Show) w/table for giveaways
• $10,000 – logo on website, club banner(s) that travel to competitions, on warm-up jacket and backpack (Symmetry will cover expenses)
• $50,000 – logo on website, club banner(s) that travel to competitions, practice apparel (shirt and warm-up jacket), parka, backpack, boards advertisement on two ice surfaces at Hatfield Ice, advertisement in two competition and two exhibition programs, two-hour family skate and exhibition (Symmetry will cover expenses)
The following are the events we will participate in during the 2017-2018 season:
Wissahickon Skating Club, Philadelphia, PA, November 3, 2017
Hatfield Ice, Colmar, PA, November 4, 2017
Blue Cross River Rink Tree Lighting, Philadelphia, PA, December 1, 2017
Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA, December 13, 2017
Liberty Figure Skating Club Holiday Show, Colmar, PA, December 16, 2017
Wissahickon Skating Club Holiday Show, Philadelphia, PA, December 17, 2017
Essex Synchro Classic, West Orange, NJ, November 11, 2017
Terry Conners, Stamford, CT, December 2-3, 2017
Cape Cod Classic, Bourne, MA, December 8-10, 2017
Colonial Classic, Lowell, MA, January 5-7, 2018
Eastern Sectional Championships, Fort Myers, FL, January 17-21, 2018
Reflections Synchro Invitational, Hershey, PA, February 18-19, 2018
US Nationals, Location TBD, February 21-24, 2018
Philadelphia Symmetry is a 501c3 organization