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SYNCHRONIZED   SKATING   INFORMATION

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CONTACT SYNCHRO
Contact OSU Synchronized Skating with specific questions or for more information.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Ohio State University Synchronized Skating Team was founded to develop a complete and competitive synchronized skating program that provides the experience of collegiate athletics while expanding upon the skills of leadership, sorority, and community. Every team member is afforded the opportunity to represent The Ohio State University through a commitment to athletic and personal excellence.

WHO CAN JOIN?
We proudly invite you to become a part of The Ohio State University's Open-Collegiate synchronized skating team.† All post-secondary, part-time, full-time, and graduate students of The Ohio State University and neighboring universities are eligible to compete at the open collegiate level.† However, all levels are invited and encouraged to attend the clinic and tryout regardless of age, tests passed, or prior synchronized skating experience.
WHERE AND WHEN DO WE SKATE?
The team will have on-ice practice at the OSU Ice Rink, off-ice practice at the RPAC once per week, and complete weight training sessions twice per week. The team will travel to at least three competitions and perform for various events throughout the year. View our 2009 OSU Synchronized Skating Brochure for more information!
PROGRAM FEES
The team relies heavily on skatersí dues, fundraising, and outside sponsorship to cover all team expenses. Upon acceptance of the skaterís commitment to the team, an initial deposit of $125.00 is due. Each skater is responsible for making monthly payments of $75.00 for six months. In addition, each skater must be a member of The OSU FSC ($15.00) and USFS ($40.00). Skaters are required to fundraise throughout the year.
CLINIC AND TRYOUT INFORMATION
Save the date! The second clinic and tryout for the 2010-2011 season will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm at The Ohio State University ice rink. Skaters should wear a plain skating dress (preferably black) with their hair tied back.

The fee for attending both the clinic and tryouts is $30.00. Clinic attendance is mandatory for skaters planning to tryout for the team. In addition to displaying the skills learned during the clinic, skaters are required to perform a one minute program to music of choice that includes all of the following: one jump, one spin, and one footwork sequence (i.e. straight line, circular, figure eight, etc.). The $30.00 fee for the clinic and tryout must be included with the application in order to reserve a position at both sessions. OSU Synchronized Skating Applications must be turned in by Sunday, September 26th at noon. Please send all applications to the following address:

ATTN: The OSU FSC
The OSU Ice Rink
390 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact algio@columbus.rr.com for more information. Accommodations can be made for girls that are unable to attend tryouts due to extenuating circumstances, so please inquire.

COACH'S BIO: MEGAN ELASKY
The Ohio State University Synchronized Skating Team is proud to welcome back Head coach, Megan Elasky. A Miami University alumnae, Elasky brings 20 years of figure and synchronized skating experience and 13 years of coaching experience to her position. Megan has trained with Frank Carol alongside Michelle Kwan, and she has shared the spotlight with skating greats such as Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano. During her three years with the Miami University Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team, Elasky helped lead the team and was decorated with the teamís Outstanding Skater Award. As a graduate student, she served as the Assistant Director of Figure Skating at Goggin Ice Arena at Miami University. Elasky earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Miami University in May 2003 and her Masters Degree in Sport Studies from Miami University in August 2006. During the inaugural 2008-2009 competitive season, Elasky coached the team to a bronze medal finish at the Mid-America Synchronized Skating Championships.
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