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1 Colleges with Skating Below you will find a list of colleges or universities registered for the season. Each school description will tell you about the program as well as how much funding the school gives to the entire organization each year, unless noted otherwise. Section Pages 2 19 Section Pages Pacific Section Pages U.S. Figure Skating Contacts Please contact Anna Meyer, athlete development coordinator, at if you have any questions regarding collegiate club management, registration forms or synchronized skating. Please contact Brenda Glidewell, figure skating programs manager, at if you have any questions regarding intercollegiate competitions or the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships. Page 1

2 Section Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) ~$9,000/year The Boston College Figure Skating program is a club sport of Boston College. We are comprised of approximately 30 full-time undergraduate students and compete at regionaland national-level competitions representing the Eagles. Our program includes weekly freestyles, intercollegiate freestyle skating and a collegiate synchronized skating team. Intercollegiate Team (25-30 skaters) Student contact: Emily Palmquist Student Synchronized Team (17-20 skaters) Team level: Collegiate Student contact: Emily Palmquist Student Boston University Boston, Mass. ~$5,000/year Intercollegiate Team (31-40 skaters) Student contact: Alice Murphy Student Coach: Andrea Mohns-Brillaud (full time) Coach We are part of Boston University's club sports program. We are run by an elected board (president, VP, secretary, treasurer) and have a full-time coach/advisor. We have both competitive and recreational skaters, freestylers and ice dancers of all levels. Synchronized Team (20-24 skaters) Team level: Collegiate Page 2

3 Student contact: Kate Wilson Student Coach: Ron Kravette Coach (part time) Boston University supports two skating teams that are considered club sports. There are close to 50 skaters who belong to the BUFSC, and 35 of those are chosen to represent Boston University on the competitive figure skating team. The team (made up of freestyle skaters and ice dancers) competes in the Conference in the hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships. Boston University is the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Intercollegiate champions. BU has a competitive synchronized skating team that also competes in the Conference and has qualified for the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships for the past several years. The team is ranked ninth in the nation and is comprised of 20 skaters. BU has ice time available six days a week to support both teams. The figure skating team has a full-time coach, and the synchronized skating team has two coaches who work with the team twice a week. There are skaters who attend Boston University who are full-time students and are still actively competing at the regional, sectional and national levels. They supplement their training at the nearby Skating Club of Boston. There are several other opportunities for skaters who don't want to compete but stay involved with skating. BU has two exhibitions and a test session every year, and there are opportunities to coach at nearby facilities. The club is involved in several volunteer activities in the community to give back and to create team bonding. Brandeis University Waltham, Mass. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ne ne listed We skate at local rinks near campus at times that fit into our schedules and carpool whenever possible. When we compete, we go together and cheer each other on. We also help other Brandeis students skate at public skating events several times each semester. Intercollegiate Team (2-4 skaters) Student contact: Lauren Gendzier Student Page 3

4 Bryant University Smithfield, RI. Small (1,000-5,000 students) $26,000/year for team /mainpage We focus primarily on competing on the synchronized level but also offer practices for individuals. We also teach other students how to skate at the rink 10 minutes away from campus with free skate rentals available. We are an intercollegiate synchronized skating team with members including colleges in the Rhode Island area. We try to compete in at least three competitions a year and perform at an annual show. All skaters at any level are welcome to join! Synchronized Team (13-16 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Hillary Cartwright Student Colgate University Hamilton, N.Y. On-campus Rink: Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$400/year The Colgate Figure Skating Club is a growing organization at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. The club was originally founded with the intention of keeping former figure skaters active in college while also giving back to the community through the Skate at the 'Gate learn-to-skate program. While the club still enjoys teaching local youth the skate, it has shifted its emphasis toward collegiate competitions over the past three years. The Colgate Figure Skating Club practices at Starr Rink on Colgate's campus 2 4 times a week and participates in the U.S. Figure Skating Intercollegiate competitions. Additionally, the club works out together off ice, puts on an ice show each year and will be starting a synchronized skating team this year. It is the goal of the club to expand its membership and continue giving college athletes a place to continue skating. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Elise Aronson Page 4

5 Student Coach: Anne-Marie Lemal Brown (part time) Coach Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) *WITH HAMILTON COLLEGE* Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Elise Aronson Student Coach: Anne-Marie Lemal Brown (part time) Coach Colgate University and Hamilton College are combining for the first time this year to start a synchronized skating team. Our practices will be once a week at the Colgate University rink. We will compete in open collegiate at the Sectional Championships. Connecticut College New London, Conn. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$3,000/year ne listed Connecticut College's figure skating club is a club sport at Connecticut College. We have weekly ice time at our on campus rink for freestyle skating. The club also puts on frequent open skate nights in order to involve the campus in our club. Our skaters also participate in a regional intercollegiate synchronized skating team. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Molly Bierman Student Synchronized Team (Fewer than eight) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Molly Bierman Student Cornell University Ithaca, N.Y. On-campus Rink: ~$9,000/year Page 5

6 Our skating program has a wide variety of levels from people who have only taken a skating PE class at Cornell to skaters who have competed competitively for years. We have four hours of ice time per week, and practices are optional. We encourage skaters to compete, although it is not required. Intercollegiate Team (25-30 skaters) Student contact: Mary Panos Student Coach: Anne-Marie Lemal Brown (part time) Coach Dartmouth College Hanover, N.H. On-campus Rink: Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$11,250/year The Dartmouth Figure Skating Team offers a range of skating opportunities for students at all competitive levels, from preliminary through senior freestyle and international ice dance. The team typically competes at three regional competitions per season and has qualified for the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships consistently for the past seven seasons, winning or placing every time. We offer an opportunity for skaters to continue the sport they love at the level they desire in a supportive and enthusiastic environment. Dartmouth's unique quarter system ("the D-Plan") allows skaters great flexibility in terms of both academics and skating, whether this entails taking time off to maintain a high level of national competition, studying and skating abroad, or simply continuing to skate at Dartmouth's beautiful Thompson Arena while maintaining a regular academic schedule in Hanover. If you are a great student and you love to figure skate Dartmouth College is for you! Intercollegiate Team (18-23 skaters) Student contact: Rory Grant, Alexandra Mahler-Haug Student Coach: Jacki Smith (full time) Coach Duke University Durham, N.C. On-campus Rink: Page 6

7 ~$4,000/year We are a group of Duke students who love figure skating! We practice several times a week and compete annually in several collegiate competitions. Skaters of all levels from beginners to national competitors are welcome. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Laura Dodd Student George Washington University Washington, D.C. ne George Washington University is part of White Ice, Inc., Washington D.C.'s only intercollegiate synchronized skating team. With skaters from American University, Georgetown University and GW, the team is very unique. Any skater who is a full-time college student in the greater Washington, D.C., area is welcome to join. Practices are held weekly within the District, and off-ice sessions as well as team nights are also held. As a team competing in the open collegiate division, skaters of all levels are welcome. The team offers college students in D.C. the chance not only to continue skating but to connect with skaters at other schools in the District. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Alexandra Porcu Student Coach: Natalia Sczepanik (part time) Coach Hamilton College Clinton, N.Y. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$3,000/year The Hamilton Figure Skating Club is very unique in that we encourage those who have never skated before to come Page 7

8 and learn to skate with us. A relatively new organization, we are made up of skaters of all different levels from basic skills all the way up to junior. We offer free lessons to all members of the club two mornings per week during which all skaters get group instruction in edge work and basic skills, and then are split up into groups based on ability level. We also skate at a few home varsity hockey games throughout the season, and we host our own skating exhibition in February. This exhibition combines all disciplines of skating, and we invite skaters from the community to come and skate as well! This year, we are forming a combined synchronized skating team with Colgate University to compete in the open collegiate division. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Riley Stepnick Student Coach: Anne-Marie Lemal Brown (part time) Coach Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) *WITH COLGATE UNIVERSITY* Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Alex Orlov Student Coach: Anne-Marie Lemal Brown (part time) Coach Colgate University and Hamilton College are combining for the first time this year to start a synchronized skating team. Our practices will be once a week at the Colgate University rink. We will compete in open collegiate at the Sectional Championships. Harvard University Cambridge, Mass. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) ~$2,500/ year We provide opportunities for skaters to continue to skate in college by providing daily ice time and intercollegiate competitions. Participation is optional in these events. We try to promote ice skating on campus and build a community of skaters. Intercollegiate Team (25-30 skaters) Student contact: Eason Hahm Student Page 8

9 Liberty University Lynchburg, Va. ~$6,000/year Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Coach: Tatiana Gomez (full time) Coach This is our first year with an intercollegiate skating team, and we are hoping to continue to advance the program. Synchronized Team (20-24 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Coach: Tatiana Gomez (part-time) Coach This is LU Radiance s third year as a team competing in open collegiate. We hope to move up to the collegiate level in the next couple years. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Mass. ~$2,415/year The MIT FSC provides an enjoyable, sociable, supportive, and safe environment for figure skaters of all levels. Membership is open to all members of the MIT community. Ice time is available for freestyle, moves-in-the-field, ice dancing, and Theatre on Ice. Group lessons and private lessons are available. An annual exhibition is held. Intercollegiate Team (25-30 skaters) Student contact: Curran Oi Student Merrimack College rth Andover, Mass. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ne Page 9

10 Merrimack College's collegiate program is new to the school. There are three skaters who have shown interest in trying to form a team. We are lucky to have a rink on campus and are trying to recruit skaters who want to continue their love of skating while pursuing their academic interests. Intercollegiate Team (2-4 skaters) Student contact: Jaimee Taylor Fernald Student Coach: Beverly Messina Fernald (part time) Coach New York University Manhattan, N.Y. Very large (more than 25,000 students) ne ne listed Our skating program is very new but composed of highlevel, elite skaters all with the common goal of continuing their passion of skating in college. In our program, we have a national competitor, a world competitor and other beginners who love the sport and are interested in learning more about skating. We all take our academics very seriously, but our true love and passion is skating, and we are proud to start a program in which we can continue our involvement in the sport and also stay true to our academics. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Hayley Sacks Student rtheastern University Boston, Mass. $2,500/year for team Intercollegiate Team (18-24 skaters) Student contact: Monica Stubbolo Student Coach: Chad Brennan (part time) Coach Page 10

11 $2,000/year for team Our team practices at Matthews Arena on the rtheastern University campus. We get a few hours of morning ice on most weekdays. Everyone on the team is able to skate during their own time when ice is available. We have a smaller team, but the people on it are very passionate about skating. Synchronized Team (13-16 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Alison Robey Student Coach: Jennifer Shepherd (part time) Coach t listed $2,000/year for team + extra for U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships We have an open collegiate team consisting of skaters, with our numbers growing ever year. We are a fully student-run organizing with a full-time coach, Jen Shepherd a former Haydenette. We practice twice a week on ice at Matthews Arena and once a week off ice at the Marino Athletic Center. We accept skaters of all levels. Princeton University Princeton, N.J. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) ~$1,500/year Our skating program consists of both a synchronized skating team and individual skaters. The synchronized team holds two student-led practices per week for the fall semester of each year. Our part-time coach attends practice a few times per season, at our student captain's discretion, prior to the competitions. The team typically attends the Cape Cod Classic competition and Sectional Championships. The figure skating club, which consists of both team members and individual skaters who do not participate in the synchronized skating program, puts on biannual exhibitions at Baker Rink, our on-campus facility. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Caroline Pinke Student Coach: Lynne Leger (part time) Coach Page 11

12 Robert Morris University Coraopolis, Pa. Very large (more than 25,000 students) ~$10,000-$14,000/year =67608 The Robert Morris University collegiate synchronized skating team was developed by Marsha Snyder in Marsha is a Miami University alumnae and competed on the Miami synchronized skating team under the direction of Vicki Korn from She is also the synchronized skating director and choreographer for the Steel City Blades and RMU ISC synchronized skating development programs. The Robert Morris University skating team is a club sport and practices twice a week on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. RMU supports the team financially and allows skaters attending any Pittsburgh-area university and/or four-year college to participate in the club/team. Participant skating levels range from novice- to senior-level moves in the field and dance. There is no minimum skating level required to participate on the team. The synchronized skating team participates in several Midwest and Section competitions, including the Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships. The club also participates in Section intercollegiate competitions. RMU has been growing in size and popularity over the past 10 years and has a wide variety of majors to offer. RMU is located 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. RMU Island Sports Center has three ice surfaces (one Olympic and two regular), offering regular freestyle and public sessions with several national-level coaches as well as Olympic pairs champion Elena Valova. All registered RMU students receive free public ice and discounted freestyle sessions at RMU ISC. For more information on the facility, go to Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Marsha Snyder Student Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Conn. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$1,000/skater each year Page 12

13 figure_skating.cfm The Sacred Heart University Figure Skating Club exists to enrich the lives of students through competitive and recreational figure skating. As a club sport, we welcome all interested students regardless of their skill level or competitive history. We have a competitive travel team as well as a very recreational group of skaters. Skaters on the competitive team practice at least twice a week, as their scholastic schedule allows and attend one mandatory team practice each week. Skaters are working on a Theatre On Ice routine with hip-hop dancer Paul Herman as well as on their individual programs will be our second season as a club sport, and Sacred Heart is looking to expand into synchro in the near future. Intercollegiate Team (15-20 skaters) Coach: Lisa Fedick (part time) Coach Saint Anselm College Manchester, N.H. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$2,300/year Activities/Sports -and-recreation.htm We welcome all levels and abilities. Our program is open to not only synchronized skaters but also freestyle and recreational skaters. As a club team, we work to develop our synchronized skating skills together, and every year we put together a program and compete at the Sectional Championships. We have a lot of fun and enjoy the camaraderie on the ice as well as off. We have an ice rink on campus, which is beautiful. We are recognized as a club sport at Saint Anselm College. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Lauren DeGuglielmo Student State University of New York Oswego Oswego, N.Y. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) $12,000/year Page 13

14 ne listed The SUNY Oswego Synchronized Skating Team was started in 1999 and has grown and improved tremendously over the last 11 years. We are proud to have won the Sectional Championships in 2008 as an open collegiate team and have placed fifth at each of the last two Sectional Championships in the collegiate division. We are excited about what could be an even more successful season this year! Synchronized Team (20-24 skaters) Team level: Collegiate Coach contact: Marie Driscoll Shuman (part time) Coach St. Lawrence University Canton, N.Y. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ne We are a very small, beginning figure skating club. Intercollegiate Team (2-4 skaters) Student contact: Shannon Flanagan Student Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y. Very large (more than 25,000 students) Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Stacy McAllister Student ~$1,200/ year We include any student/graduate student on campus who is interested in figure skating and also compete at intercollegiate events. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team levels: Open collegiate Student contact: Kristen Brown Student Coach: Lisa Mirabito (full time) Page 14

15 Coach Varies each year The Orange Experience (OESU) is a student-run synchronized skating team that is a recognized club sport at Syracuse University. We have competed in the collegiate division for nine years and will compete in the open collegiate division for the season. We attend competitions in the northeast as well as the Synchronized Skating Championships. Team Excel Boston Area Intercollegiate Synchronized Team Funding: Each skater s expenses are fully covered Team Excel's collegiate team was founded in an effort to provide student athletes with the opportunity to pursue a competitive synchronized skating career while attending the college or university of their choice. Thus, Team Excel's collegiate line does not represent a particular college or university, and welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from the entire New England area. This season, our team is comprised of skaters from colleges in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Team Excel's collegiate line is also fully funded by The Team Excel Collegiate Scholarship, which was created to assist athletes in financing a competitive synchronized skating career at one of the premier figure skating clubs in the country while they attend college. The scholarship provides funds to qualified skaters for ice and coaching fees, clothing and travel. Skaters are required to make an initial deposit, which is refundable upon the completion of their full commitment to the team. The scholarship makes it possible for the team to train as if it were at a large university, but athletes have the ability to attend any of the many New England colleges or universities that suit their academic needs. Synchronized Team (over 24 skaters) Team levels: Open collegiate, collegiate Student contact: Lee Anne Filosa Student Coach: Merita Mullen (full time) Coach Page 15

16 The College of New Jersey Ewing, N.J. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) ne The TCNJ Figure Skating Club was just founded at the end of last year. Our team is composed of skaters of all levels. We hope to continue growing our team and attracting more students on our campus to the sport of figure skating. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Emily Conforto Student ne listed Towson University Towson, Md. ~$2,400/year 3774&ref=ts This is a restarted club. The last group of officers graduated this past school year, so we have brand new people starting up the club. We are interested in all sorts of activities and cannot wait to get this club back up and going again. Intercollegiate Team (13-17 skaters) Student contact: Bridget Carrig Student University of Delaware Newark, Del. Intercollegiate Team (31-40 skaters) Student contact: Krista Brockway Student ~1,500/year + $7,000 ice time allocation We are a very competitive and inspired team working out of a terrific training center. Synchronized Team (More than 24 skaters) Page 16

17 Team levels: Open collegiate, collegiate Coach: Wendy Deppe (full time) Coach $12,000/year We have a collegiate team of 20 girls and an open collegiate team of 12 girls. University of Maryland in College Park College Park, Md. Very large (more than 25,000 students) $17,000/year The University of Maryland Figure Skating Club became a recognized club sport three years ago. We are well received by the university, and we receive pretty good funding from the university as well. Our program has freestyle sessions once a week for anyone who wants come, including those who have never skated before and simply wish to learn. We also have our synchronized skating team for more competitive skaters. Our program, while taken seriously, is lots of fun and is a good way to make a large university seem small and comfortable. Synchronized Team (17-20 skaters) Team level: Collegiate Student contact: Sarah Eddy Student Coach: Kim Eddy (part time) Coach Intercollegiate Team (1 skater) Student contact: Jennifer Kimbrough Student University of Vermont Burlington, Vt. ~$9,000/year https://thelynx.collegiatelink.net/organization/uvm-figureskating-club Intercollegiate Team (25-30 skaters) Student contact: Ashlee Naylor Student Page 17

18 We support figure skaters of all levels in whatever ways they want to skate. We strive to do this by providing free ice time to members, connecting skaters with area coaches and sending skaters to competitions. We have a synchro team that competes a few times a year at the open collegiate level. This team is open to and welcomes skaters of all levels! Synchronized Team (13-16 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Ashlee Naylor Student Within the past three years, we have created an open collegiate synchronized skating team at the University of Vermont. We welcome skaters of all levels. Our synchronized skating team goes by the name Catamount Blades and competes at 3 4 competitions each year in the Section. Our coach, Marie Shanks, has worked with us since 2008, creating a program that brought us to the Sectional Championships in We practice twice a week on ice both at our rink on campus (Gutterson) and local rinks in the area. University of Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ne getorghome&orgid=1279 This is only the second year for our program. It is recognized as a club sport at UVA. We would like to begin competing in the spring of As of now, the club is fairly small, but we would like to hopefully gain more interest in it once we start competing. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Jessica Dross Student Vassar College Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ne Vassar s skating club consists on one person who is hoping to find other skaters on campus with whom he can compete. Page 18

19 Intercollegiate Team (one skater) Student contact: Isaac Lindy Student Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tenn. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) ne /Figure%20Skating.html Our club was started last spring, and we are interested in participating in collegiate competitions. We go skating once or twice a week, and are interested in coaching learn to skate. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Amanda Egan Student Washington & Jefferson College Washington, Pa. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ne The Washington & Jefferson College Skating Team is a new team and is looking to establish a strong base with a solid membership during the season. We are made up of skaters of various experience levels, all of whom are interested in competing individually. There is the possibility of starting a synchronized team in the near future. Our focus is to become an established and well-led organization. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Sarah LaRue Student West Virginia University Morgantown, West Va. Very large (more than 25,000 students) ne Page 19

20 We are looking for skaters to compete on our team. West Virginia University is a wonderful university to attend; however, not many people know of the skating possibilities here. There is plenty of ice time (and not many skaters) at BoParc Ice Rink. Intercollegiate Team (one skater) Student contact: Angela Kreger Student &ref=ts Page 20

21 Adrian College Adrian, Mich. Section Small (1,000-5,000 studes) Fully funded We are a varsity sport on our campus and fully funded through the school. Synchronized Team (20-24 skaters) Team vevel: Collegiate Coach: Lindsay Patterson (full time) Coach Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio none BGSU for years had a synchronized skating team that was recognized widely at the university and surrounding Midwest area. The team competed in nationals from The season was the team s last due to lack of recruiting and lost interest in skating at the university. It has been my mission for the past two years to get a figure skating program back at the university. We accept all levels of skating, from beginner to advanced. This year we have many women interested in doing intercollegiate competition. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Danni Yurek Student Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, Mich. ~$800/year Central Michigan University synchronized skating is a recognized club sport and registered student organization Page 21

22 on the Central Michigan University campus. We hold tryouts in early September and end our season in mid-february. We typically compete at four competitions each season, including the Synchronized Skating Championships. Our team is managed by five members of E-board. Positions include a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and fundraising chair. These individuals are responsible for managing the team, travel, budget, costumes, warm-ups and registration. We have one coach who is responsible for leading on- and off-ice practices and choreographing our program. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Lauren Griggs Student Coach: Kim Nelson (full time) Coach College of St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$10,000/year The CSS Figure Skating Club is designed to bring together a team of individuals working together for a common goal: enjoying figure skating. We train as a team, helping to teach and encourage each other. In functioning as a team, we will learn to love the sport of figure skating while having fun and making friends. All skills levels are welcome to join! Intercollegiate Team (13-17 skaters) Student contact: Roxanne Backowski Student Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter, Minn. School Funding: Small (1,000-5,000 students) ~$2,000/year The Gustavus synchronized figure skating team (The Gustie Blades) was established in the fall of The team is made up of 10 girls all enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Gustie Blades range in age and ability level, so that anyone interested in joining the team is welcome. Page 22

23 However, a prior knowledge of ISI or U.S. Figure Skating is preferred. It s a great way to continue skating, learn new skating skills, meet new people and get involved on campus. Practices take place three times a week at the campus arena located in the Lund Center. Use of the ice arena is free for Gustavus students. The team is selfcoached and self-choreographed, with each team member contributing his or her own ideas to the program. Practices are very laid back, yet the team works hard to attain its goals and become successful. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Katie Schroeder Student Indiana University Bloomington, Ind. ~$3,000/year We have three different ways a skater can be active with the team. We are mainly a competitive freestyle team but also offer recreational skating and are trying to rebuild our synchronized team. (We won t have team for this season.) For competitive freestyle skating, we practice two nights a week for an hour each night (Monday and Tuesday). We have ice in Bloomington from October to March. The rest of the year the team practices in Columbus or Indianapolis. We have five girls on the freestyle team. Recreational skating is come and go as you please, no competing. We have 12 members planning on skating "rec. As part of being a club sport on campus, we accept everyone who wants to participate. As a member of the team, we work a community service event each semester. (We usually help out with Skate with Santa and other things at the rink.) We also have fundraising events, team dinners and other social events outside of skating. Many of the girls on the team also instruct at learn-to-skate classes and teach private lessons for the younger kids. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Kayla Whaley Student Page 23

24 Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Mich. Small (1,000-5,000 students) ne ne listed We are just getting started and will compete at the Bronco Cup at Western Michigan University in vember. We want skaters at Kalamazoo College to be able to continue what they love. Intercollegiate Team (2-4 skaters) Student contact: Charlotte Steele Student Kent State University Kent, Ohio Very large (more than 25,000 students) School Funding: none Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Anna Ormiston Student Members of our intercollegiate team practice and encourage each other in a friendly environment at the Kent State University Ice Arena. We prepare and travel to intercollegiate competitions together, and cheer each other on. Our main goal is to provide each other with support, friendship and fun while continuing to pursue our skating passion in college. Beside competitions, we perform in our rink's exhibitions and during college hockey games. We also enjoy doing other things as a team, such as movie nights, dinners and playing other sports. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team levels: Open Collegiate Student contact: Krista Lange Student Coach: Juliann Bontrager (part time) Coach Our synchronized skating team is brand new this year. We are skating at the open collegiate level and plan to compete in at least one competition. We will also perform in our rink's exhibitions and during college hockey games. Our main goal is to have fun while we push ourselves to grow as a team. We do a lot of team-bonding activities, such as movie nights, dinners and playing other sports. Page 24

25 Lindenwood University St. Charles, Mo. Very large (more than 25,000 students) $40,000/year =synchronizedskating&path=sskating Lindenwood University s synchronized skating team is competing in its first competitive season in We are Missouri's first collegiate program, located in St. Charles, Mo., with our rink in Wentzville, Mo. We compete in open collegiate, with hopes of moving to the collegiate division in five years. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Diane Consiglio Student Coach: Brittany Wisenor (part time) Coach Marquette University Marquette, Wis. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) ne Intercollegiate Team (one skater) Student contact: Lauren Roman Student Miami University Oxford, Ohio Intercollegiate Team (more than 40 skaters) Student contact: Stefanie Sacks Student $15,000/year Miami Ice Skating Club was created to allow Miami students to continue their passion for skating during college. The club is comprised of approximately 40 skaters from all levels and disciplines. Skaters compete in individual freestyle events, group compulsory events (team maneuvers), ice dance events and Page 25

26 synchronized team skating. The team competes at three intercollegiate skating competitions each year in order to qualify for the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships. Synchronized Team (more than 24 skaters) Team levels: Collegiate, junior, senior Coach: Carla DeGirolamo (full time) Coach Fully funded We are the first and longest-running varsity synchronized skating program in the country. We take 52 skaters into our program each season in order to form our senior, collegiate and junior teams. All three varsity teams are fully funded from the university and aim to be at the top of their divisions each season. Our season runs from September through April, and we generally practice five days per week on the ice along with off-ice dance and strength/conditioning training. We have a wonderful, state-of-the-art training facility with two NHL-size ice surfaces, team locker rooms and comprehensive sports medicine training room. Our support staff this year consists of head coach Carla DeGirolamo, assistant coaches Lee Ann Shoker and Katie Bowling, volunteer Ashley Korn, a certified athletic trainer, equipment managers, a strength and conditioning coach, academic advisors and our athletic director and sports administrator. Michigan State University East Lansing, Mich. ne Synchronized Team (20-24 skaters) Team level: Collegiate Student contact: Laura Sienkowski Student Coach: Erin Bridge Coach The Michigan State synchronized team practices three times a week for a total of 11 hours, which includes floor and aerobic exercise. We are entering our 17th season as a club sport at Michigan State University. Intercollegiate Team (18-24 skaters) Student contact: Brooke Rapson Student We compete in the intercollegiate competitions in the Midwest. We skate together once a month and practice on our own. We have team meetings and team apparel. We travel as a Page 26

27 team by car. Most of our members have skating backgrounds from other clubs. We share the joy of figure skating. Oakland University Rochester, Mich. ~$6,000/year We are interested in supporting all figure skaters who attend Oakland University and aim to provide opportunities for any interested skaters to participate in collegiate skating. Oakland University has had a synchronized skating team since 2007 in the open collegiate division. This season, , will be our first competing as an intercollegiate freestyle team. We skate at the Rochester Onyx arena, just 10 minutes from campus. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Stephanie Hiltunen Student Coach: Sarah Feldt Coach Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Very large (more than 25,000 students) ne Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Christina Serva Student We are a small-to-medium-sized club that competes in synchronized skating and is looking to break into individual collegiate competitions. We hold learn to skates and other fundraisers, and hold an ice show annually. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team level: Collegiate Student contact: Andrea Giovanello Student Coach: Megan McKinley Coach Page 27

28 The Ohio State synchronized skating program is part of the OSU FSC. We are a developing program beginning our third year of synchronized skating. Ohio University Athens, Ohio $600/year Ohio University is a public university located in Athens, Ohio, on the Hocking River. The university has approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students. Located in a rural area, Athens is a laidback college town, with a laid-back figure skating program to match. The Athens Figure Skating Club is a part of the Ohio University Division of Campus Recreation and is comprised of local skaters, university staff members and college students. The Ohio University learn-to-skate program employs approximately 20 college students to teach both group and private lessons. All members of the coaching staff are members of the PSA, and many have PSA accreditations. Many of the coaches double as skaters, skating on Ohio University s synchronized skating team in the open collegiate division. We are working hard to promote and grow within the surrounding community by participating in U.S. Figure Skating-sanctioned competitions to gain recognition from our peers and the skating community. Synchronized Team (17-20 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Coach: Megan Knowles (part time) Coach University of Akron Akron, Ohio Very large (more than 25,000 students) ne Our skating program is only a year old. We were officially recognized as a student organization and a club sport in the fall of We accept all who are interested in figure skating, whether they are competitive skaters, recreational skaters and those who have never stepped on the ice before. We try to keep everyone involved with "watch parties" (we get together to watch skating events on TV or Page 28

29 skating-related movies) and other community events. There is an outdoor ice rink in the middle of downtown Akron, right down the road from campus, and we sometimes go there to skate for fun. NOTE: Funding is available but not guaranteed to us. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Zachariah Szabo Student University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Ill. Very large (more than 25,000 students) $4,000/year The University of Illinois synchronized skating program began in Over the past 10 years, we have added an open collegiate team to our existing collegiate team and recently transitioned our two teams into senior and collegiate. This expansion into new divisions is consistent with our mission to "achieve continuous growth, individually and collectively, in an inclusive environment that fosters unconditional respect and support." Helping propel the organization forward is our excellent coaching staff. Audrey Kamm, five-year coach of IllinoiSkating, is a 2005 Miami graduate. She helped coach the collegiate team to its first medal in 2007 and a second-place finish at the 2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. She is the head coach of the senior team and assistant coach for the collegiate team. Shawna Ludy, new to IllinoiSkating this season, comes to us from the Haydenettes. She skated with the Haydenettes, coaches the Mini Mates, trained the Lexettes and coached the University of New Hampshire. Shawna is the head coach of collegiate and the assistant coach for senior. In addition to coaches, the team is managed by a student-run executive board. The board consists of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and junior executive board member. This elected group of students works on all administrative aspects of the organization, from booking travel arrangements to creating budgets, from planning fundraisers to reserving practice ice. Serving on the board offers skaters an opportunity to have a leadership role on their team. Outside of the executive board, there are many other ways for skaters to develop in both life skills and skating skills. All our skaters are full-time college students, and to us, that comes first. In having to balance the rigorous schedules of skating and school, our members learn effective time management skills. We also promote Page 29

30 continual individual improvement. Our skaters continue testing moves, dance and freestyle throughout their four years at Illinois, with many passing senior tests before they graduate. We are proud to say that IllinoiSkating alumni are well-rounded, successful young women who are wellequipped to enter the professional world. Synchronized Team (35 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate, collegiate, senior Student contact: Kaitlyn Przybylski Student Coach: Audrey Kamm (full-time) Coach University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Very large (more than 25,000 students) ne Intercollegiate Team (one skater) Student contact: Lindsey Roman Student University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Very large (more than 25,000 students) Intercollegiate Team (31-40 skaters) $1,000/year Student contact: Jaclyn Fiscus Student UMFSC is in the club sports program at University of Michigan and is completely student run. We compete at Conference competitions and have hosted three competitions. We primarily skate at Yost Ice Arena on campus. For more information about the synchro or freestyle team, please e- mail Synchronized Team (20-24 skaters) Team level: Collegiate $4,000/year for team Student contact: Jaclyn Fiscus Student Coach: Erin Donovan (full-time) Coach Page 30

31 Our program is completely student run. We receive recognition from the school and are a club varsity sport, meaning we are the level between club and varsity teams. As a result, we have the school's recognition and receive minimal funding. University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth, Minn. $1,200/year for team The synchronized skating team at UMD is in its third season and is run and managed by 4-6 student officers. The team is a club sport at UMD and practices two times a week on campus, with two days of off-ice and conditioning. The UMD synchro program offers student athletes an opportunity to continue skating through college while dedicating a portion of their time and energy to forming a competitive synchronized skating team. The team strives to positively represent UMD and the sport of synchronized skating by valuing respect, responsibility and opportunity while working toward strengthening teamwork skills through personal development, leadership and service. Synchronized Team (13-16 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Katie Murphy Student Coach: Mariah Jeske (part time) Coach University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minn. Very large (over 25,000 students) ne The University of Minnesota SST is a team that strives to provide a place for skaters to be competitive after high school in the sport of synchronized skating. We have skaters from many different colleges around the Twin Cities area, providing a great network for our skaters to help them in their chosen directions during and after college. Synchronized Team (13-16 skaters) Team level: Collegiate Page 31

32 Student contact: Tina Kupferschmidt Student Coach: Andrea Hall (part time) University of tre Dame tre Dame, Ind. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) $6,000/year The tre Dame figure skating team accommodates both singles and synchronized skaters. As members of the Conference, the synchronized skating team competes in four competitions throughout the year and practices four days a week. Singles skaters attend a varying number of competitions throughout the year and can practice twice a week. experience is necessary. However, juvenile moves are recommended for synchronized team members. Synchronized Team (17-20 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student Coach: Tracey Mulherin (full time) Coach Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student Coach: Tracey Mulherin (full time) Coach University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) $1,200/year We are a synchronized skating team with a few skaters who continue to skate and test individually. Synchronized Team (13-16 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Tracy Rancour Student Coach: Mary Summers (part time) Coach Page 32

33 University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wis. Very large (more than 25,000 students) Intercollegiate Team (13-17 skaters) $1,000/year Student contact: Isabelle Faust Student Coach: Becky Dahl Coach The University of Wisconsin intercollegiate figure skating team was founded in Since its inception, the team has more than tripled in size. Our members span a wide variety of skill levels, ranging from beginning recreational skaters to competitive high level skaters. Each season, we compete in three competitions. Last season, we qualified for the 2010 U.S Intercollegiate Figure Skating Championships. Our team is always open to new members, regardless of ability or level of time commitment. Synchronized Team (20-24 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate, collegiate ~$2,000/year Student contact: Eve Ikeler Student Coach: Jennifer McMahon (part time) Coach Our program is in its 12th year. We started with one team, a collegiate synchro team, and now are proud to field three teams (collegiate synchro, open collegiate synchro and intercollegiate team) with almost 50 skaters. University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, Wis. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) ~$2,000/year Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Natalie Meurer Student The UW-Stout Figure Skating Club is a universitysponsored sport club on campus. We have about 15 members each year and have had a synchronized team in the past. The club involves many different types of skaters: recreational, Page 33

34 beginner, competitive and synchronized. The long-term goal of the club is to establish a strong foundation for a synchronized team that could compete at more intercollegiate synchronized competitions. The club also has many connections to coaching opportunities in Menomonie and other local communities. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team level: Open collegiate Student contact: Natalie Meurer Student We are a recreational club that has competition history. We skate for fun and have girls that have been skating for many years in our club. Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Mich. Amount varies each year Intercollegiate Team (31-40 skaters) Student contact: Jennifer DeMarco Student Coach: Leslie Graham (full time) Coach We have ice available at Lawson Arena, on the WMU campus, twice each week. There are also two other skating rinks in the area that offer figure skating sessions. Our school usually hosts an intercollegiate competition each year. Synchronized Team (more than 24 skaters) Student contact: Jennifer DeMarco Student Coach: Leslie Graham (full time) Coach The Western Michigan University synchronized skating program is entering its 16 th season of synchronized skating and is proud to offer competitive teams in both the senior and collegiate divisions while still maintaining a fun and supportive atmosphere. While we do have two separate teams, we skate together once a week and participate in many other activities, allowing us to function as one tight-knit group. We are a fully run student organization with a five-member executive board that is voted on each year by the skaters. We receive some funding from the university, but the amount varies each year. The teams also participate in many fundraisers throughout the year to offset the costs associated with skating. Along with participating in fundraisers, we are an active Page 34

35 organization across WMU s campus and the Kalamazoo community. While we are affiliated with the university, it is not necessary to attend WMU to skate on the synchro teams. At Western Michigan, skating doesn't have to end after graduation! The WMU alumni team (made up of all WMU synchronized skating alumni) is the first of its kind. It is in its fifth year of competing in the adult division. Wright State University Dayton, Ohio ne ne listed Intercollegiate Team (one skater) Student contact: Kassie Clifton Student Page 35

36 Pacific Coast/Western Section Chapman University Orange, Calif. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) Pacific/ Western ne ne listed Chapman University s one member is working on making figure skating a club or varsity sport on campus. Intercollegiate Team (one skater) Student contact: Amanda Starrantino Student Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. Small (1,000-5,000 students) Pacific/Western ne ne listed We have a small group of skaters interested in the program. We've hosted the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships as well as a yearly collegiate competition. We've really embraced this program at our arena. Intercollegiate Team (2-4 skaters) Coach: Linda Alexander (part time) Coach Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colo. Pacific/Western $300/year ne listed Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Ashley Plaven Student We compete at 2-3 intercollegiate competitions a year as well as support the synchro team. We are recognized by Colorado State University as a student-run club sport. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Page 36

37 Team levels: Open collegiate Student contact: Ashley Plaven Student Coach: Pamela Kurtz (part time) Coach We compete both in collegiate competitions and synchronized skating competitions, and represent Colorado State University. We are recognized as a club sport at the university. University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, Calif. Very large (more than 25,000 students) Western/Pacific ne California Figure Skating, formerly known as the Berkeley Figure Skating Club (BFSC), was founded in September 2003 when two dedicated skaters joined together to promote figure skating at UC Berkeley. The team is a growing group of college students who love figure skating and wish to compete throughout their busy college years. In its first year of establishment, the team already qualified to compete at the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships in Amherst, Mass., and achieved a seventh-place finish. Since then, Cal Figure Skating has qualified to compete at every U.S. Intercollegiate Championships. After working hard all year to recruit skaters and organize an active club, Cal Figure Skating received the UC Berkeley Student Group Dedication to a Cause Award. Since October 2004, Cal Figure Skating has been an official sport of UC Berkeley. In addition to the competitive scene, Cal Figure Skating is also developing a recreational side through organizing skate nights, during which team members teach skating techniques. We also welcome organizations to contact us for co-hosting skating events while we provide lessons. Cal Figure Skating welcomes skaters of all levels looking to compete or just enjoy the sport recreationally. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Anahid Modrek Student Coach: Danielle Schraner (part time) Coach University of Colorado Boulder, Colo. Very large (more than 25,000 students) Page 37

38 Pacific/Western ne Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Libby Boscoe Student ne listed We are a small skating group, very relaxed with no specific practice times or coaches. Each girl is responsible for practicing on her own. We do two competitions a year, unless we qualify for the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships, in which case we do three. Synchronized Team (8-12 skaters) Team levels: Open collegiate Student contact: Elise Krueger Student Coach: Jamy Wetzel-Little (part time) Coach We are a small, semi-new program. We are one of the few skating programs in the state of Colorado. Our goal is to become a collegiate team in the near future. We accept most levels on our team and have a lot of fun! University of Denver Denver, Colo. Mid-size (5,000-10,000 students) Pacific/Western $2,000/year sports/clubs/?main=1&sec=1&cid=10 We provide 10 hours of ice time for our rostered skaters. We also have a number of skaters participating in competitions in the Pacific Coast Section and at the U.S. Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships. Intercollegiate Team (18-24 skaters) Student contact: Hannah Falvey Student University of Southern California Los Angeles, Calif. Very large (more than 25,000 students) Pacific/Western ne Our goal is to generate a community for those interested in the sport of figure skating. By creating this club, we want to Page 38

39 broaden the possible experiences of undergraduate and graduate students while promoting the sport of figure skating in both the recreational and competitive arenas. Intercollegiate Team (5-8 skaters) Student contact: Jessica Houston Student Coach: Tiffany Chin (part time) University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Very large (more than 25,000 students) Pacific/Western $1,000/year ne listed This is a new program started last year. We are still undecided if we are going to compete. We are working on trying to get team apparel and planning shows. Intercollegiate Team (9-12 skaters) Student contact: Tiffany Earl Student Page 39

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