Our Philosophy is Simple

At the Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena, we strive to encourage participation in all aspects of ice skating.   We want to provide a fun, affordable, and memorable experience while participating in programs  at our arena.  While participating in the Arctic Snowflakes Synchronized Skating Team, your skater will make new friends, build their skating skills, and learn the importance of good sportsmanship, and teamwork.

2017-2018 Synchronized Skate Team

 Come Join our Circle of Friends!

Synchronized Skating is the newest team sport on the ice!  Teams consist of 10 – 24 skaters of similar age and skating ability.  Synchronized skating combines all aspects of figure skating while performing formations in an exciting program to music.

The Arctic Snowflakes Synchronized Skating teams are now being formed for the 2017~2018 Skating Season at the Lou & Gib Reese Ice  Arena.  We encourage everyone interested to come to this informative, fun event!

Who?     Skaters ages 4-18 (as of July 1, 2015) who have passed the Tot 4/ PreAlpha test or equivalent.   Skaters will  be divided up into teams based on skating ability and age. 

What?    Synchronized Skating is a team sport for figure skating. It combines figure skating fundamentals and advanced skills into a group program to music that the team exhibits / competes against other teams of similar ages and ability levels.

When?   Practice will be held Saturday mornings September thru May.   Competitions are held throughout the season, dates to be announced during a parent meeting.

Why?    Synchronized Skating develops skating skills, performance skills, team work, camaraderie, and lifelong friendships. Also,  Travel to exciting  competitions, including a National event.

  • Cost?    Varies per team depending on performances, with fundraising opportunities available.
    Down payment of $150.00 is due by September16, 2017.  Remaining balance is due on                         Saturday,  September 30th,   unless you set up monthly payment arrangements with GM                    Jordan McWayne.
  • Sapphire Team $993.00
  • Diamond Team  $1112.00
  • For those on the Diamond  team  who will participate on both teams an extra costume fee TBD.

For additional information, contact Coach Amber Engert at aengert11@aol.com; or Skating Director Kristan Hausman   at  khausman@newarkicearena.com

Two Teams will be formed for the 2017-2018 Season !!!

  • The Sapphire Team:   This team will consist of skaters ages four years and older who have passed the ISI  Tot 4 / PreAlpha test or with  permission of the coaching staff.  Cost includes 30 practice dates; 1 team tee shirt, 2 team pins,  1 dress, 1 pair-tights, competition entry fees and coaches fees plus ISI membership fee.
  • The Diamond  Team:   This team will be formed of skaters invited by audition and / or the coaching staff.  This skater will have passed the ISI Freestyle 4 test and demonstrated strong figure skating basics and  Synchro basics.  Cost includes 30 practices, 1 team tee shirt, 1 costume, 1 pair of tights, competition entry fees and coaches fees plus ISI membership fee.

 Optional  classes

2017  Off ice  practices –    contact  Olga 740.973.3302

Off~Ice Strength & Conditioning:   Open to all figure skaters  
6:00pm ~7:00pm; $5.00 per  class TBD  – paid to Instructor Olga
All off ~ice classes will be held in the parking lot or in the Arena, on Monday evenings
Bring an exercise mat, water bottle, and proper exercise shoes.  No flip flops! Classes will be held indoors
in the case of inclement weather.  Strengthening and Conditioning class for figure skaters will provide
and effective workout and take home program to build core strength and increase balance.

Synchro Basics and Program Choreography will be covered for the 2017 ~ 2018 Season in this class

On Ice practice begins:  September

  • Diamond Team :   9:30am ~ 10:30am      Off ice Diamond team: TBD
  • Sapphire  Team:   9:30am ~ 10:30am      Off ice Sapphire Team: TBD

Additional Off-Ice practices will be scheduled as necessary before performances, most likely on Saturday’s.

     Competition / Performances: See Ice Show / Competition tab

Synchro On – Ice Practices for  ALL teams — Please follow your team schedule dates are provided.

 D=Diamond     S=Sapphire
September  9th 16th 23rd 26th
October  7th 14th. 21st. 28th
November 4th  11th  ISI Comp. Findlay, Ohio- D
December 2nd. 9th. 16th  Holiday Ice Show- D , S
January  6th 13th 20th 27th
February 3rd  10th  1 TBD day   Winter Classic-S ;  Miami-D
March  3rd 17th. 24th 1-TBD  ISI  / LGRIA Competition – both
April  7th 14th 21st.  28th Synchro Nationals –  D
 May  5th  12th Spring Ice Show – Both

Meet Our coaches:
Kristan Hausman: Skating Director
Graduate of the Ohio State University,  11 years teaching experience, including
years synchronized skating, ISI Gold Certified Judge and Synchro Certified Judge

 Synchro director  & Coach:  Amber Engert:
Graduate of the Ohio State University, 14 years Synchronized Skating experience, skated at the
collegiate level in synchronized skating.
ISI Gold Certified Judge and Synchro Certified judge

Ashley Engert:
Ashley has 10 years of synchronized skating experience, and was even a snowflake herself!

Parent volunteers  ~  Off- Ice Coordinators

Parent / volunteers needed:
Please indicate your interest in these positions on your childs registration form.

Team Managers:  (1) One for each team is needed. This person will be the liaison between parents and coaches.  This person will also distribute all communications between coaches and parents.

Travel coordinator:  This person will work with the Director (Kristan) to secure hotel reservations for all teams.  This person shall distribute maps and directions to all.

Public Relations  This person will work with the Arena Manager ( Jordan M. ) to generate publicity for the teams.  This person will work with the coaches to schedule a team photo day.  This person will also send photos of participating teams to ISI for the Winter Classic and Synchro Nationals Program book.

Fundraising:    This person will plan and coordinate the fundraising efforts for all teams, and will work with the Arena Manager ( Jordan M.)  for distribution of funds raised for each team member.

Registration Form, Commitment contract and $150.00 down payment due by August 16, 2017
To schedule monthly payments see -Jordan McWayne

This contract includes:

  • 30 hours On-Ice Instructions and Ice time.
  • Off- Ice instruction day of Performance
  • ISI Membership fee
  • One (1) Costume;  One  (1) tights
  • Team Tee shirt.,
  • Competitions: Entry fees  and Coach fees
    Not Included:
  • Transportation, hotel, and travel expenses
  • Practice Uniform
  • Makeup
  • Team warm up  Jacket and  pants

Sponsorship and fundraising opportunities exist to reduce the skaters’ cost.  Any funds raised by the Team for the 2017~2018 season will be used towards miscellaneous expenses such as makeup, team photos, and the end of year party.