Synchronized Skating

Synchronized skating, originally called precision skating in North America because of the emphasis on maintaining precise formations and timing of the group, is a discipline of figure skating where 8–20 skaters (depending on the level) skate together as one team. The team moves as a flowing unit at high speed while completing difficult footwork. Synchronized skating grew rapidly in the late 20th and early 21st centuries and today there are approximately 600 synchronized skating teams in the United States.