Synchronized Skating Teams
Become part of the family! Our goal is to develop and strengthen skaters to maximize performance both on and off the ice. With a focus on basic skills, edge quality and power we will maintain a strong force as both national and international competitors known for our sportsmanship, teamwork and pursuit of excellence. Dedication, commitment, time management, cooperation and leadership skills are at the core of each skater as individuals, allowing the team to perform and succeed at the highest level.
The Colonials Synchronized Skating Teams and Team Excel are excited to continue the collaboration for the 2024-2025 synchronized skating season! Together, the two organizations will field a joint Juvenile and Novice team, bringing skaters from across New England together in these nationally recognized divisions!
Training at both The Skating Club of Boston and The Colonial Figure Skating Club, the teams will be led by leadership from both Team Excel and The Colonials. We look forward to providing skaters the opportunity to grow and succeed with this collaborative endeavor!
The Colonials are excited to be fielding the following teams in addition to the collaborative Juvenile & Novice lines for the 2024-2025 season:
Juvenile - Collaboration w/ Team Excel
Novice - Collaboration w/ Team Excel
OPEN HOUSES, SKATE WITH THE TEAMS & TRYOUTS!
WHAT IS SYNCHRO
Synchronized skating is a popular discipline both within U.S. Figure Skating and around the world. Synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences. Elements in synchronized skating include blocks, circles, wheels, lines, intersections, move elements, creative elements, no holds elements, spins and pairs moves. (see detailed list of elements) Synchronized teams in the U.S. can compete in 14 different levels according to the age and skill level of the team members.
There are so many benefits to participating in a team sport, and synchronized skating is a great way for figure skaters to compete in a sport they love while enjoying all of the aspects of working with others in a team-oriented sport.
OUR COACHING STAFF
Director of Synchronized Skating, Head Coach
Amanda Werner grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she started her synchronized skating career with the Ice Liners. Amanda then skated for the Ice Mates out of Lexington for one year where she helped her team to a Novice National Championship in 2002. She then skated on the Colonial Junior Line for three years where she competed both nationally and internationally. Amanda then skated for Miami University's Senior Varsity Synchronized Skating Team for three years, winning a National Championship in 2006, and was a member of the first U.S. team to ever podium at the World Championships in 2007 with a silver medal. She graduated from Miami University in May 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Business Marketing, and immediately joined the Colonial coaching staff. Amanda became the Director of Synchronized Skating in the 2012 season.
Gianna Goode is a native Red Bank, NJ where she began skating at the age of seven. She started her synchronized skating career with the Ice-Lantics competing at the Youth Introductory, Juvenile, Novice and Intermediate level where she made National appearances in 2001 and 2002. Gianna also skated with Tour de Force at the intermediate level. Gianna then attended Miami University and skated for the Miami University's Collegiate Varsity Synchronized Skating Team for three years, winning a National Championship in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Gianna has been coaching synchronized skating for collectively eight years at the Adult, Open Juvenile, Pre-Juvenile, Preliminary, Beginner, Open Collegiate and Intermediate levels. She also has experience coaching private lessons particularly focusing on Moves in the Field and skating skills. Gianna graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a BS in Health and Sport Studies and graduated from Kansas State in 2011 with a MS in Academic Advising. She is currently an Academic Coordinator in the Student-Athlete Support Service Center at Northeastern University. Gianna joined the Colonial coaching staff in the 2016-2017 season.