Dear Skyliners!

Congrats on an amazing 2019-20 so far! Our non-qualifying lines have completed their competition season with great results, our qualifying lines just returned from another fantastic Nationals in Providence, Rhode Island and our Team USA lines have both qualified to compete at the World Championships! Junior will be making its 10th appearance at Worlds, this year in Nottingham, UK March 13-14. And Senior will be making its 3rd consecutive appearance at Worlds, this year in Lake Placid, NY April 3-4!!!

Let's celebrate the season together at the End of the Year Party, with dinner, dancing and entertaining presentations! Buy your tickets by clicking here and more information below.

And hard to believe, but it's also time to sign up for 2020-21 clinics & tryouts and 2020 Summer Splice! Scroll down for more information. Don't miss reading the great Nationals Diaries from our skaters as well.

Go Skyliners!
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More than 200 people have RSVP'ed "YES" so far!! Don't miss the biggest celebration of the season! The Skyliners End of the Year Party is a chance to congratulate our skaters, coaches and families for all their hard work and dedication this year. Dinner, dancing, presentations and the End of the Year video!

Prices will go up by $20 per ticket after March 15, so don't delay!
END OF THE YEAR
PARTY VIDEO
Watch the 2018-19 End of the Year Video and don't forget to send your videos now!
WE NEED YOUR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS! Help make our 2019-20 End of the Year party video the best ever by uploading your team videos now! We are looking for smartphone videos of candid team moments: on the bus, off-ice, cheers in the bleachers, team dinners and parties! We would love to represent every Skyliners line, but we can't without your submissions.

EOY PARTY VOLUNTEERS!
We are looking for volunteers to help at the End of the Year party with set-up, registration, photo booth monitoring, photography and clean-up. Please sign up by CLICKING HERE .
2020-21 CLINICS AND TRYOUTS
SUMMER SPLICE 2020
Chelsea Piers Stamford
June 27 & 28
EASTERNS:
 A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
NOVICE earns Gold & Silver medals!
INTERMEDIATE earns Silver medal!
JUVIE earns 10th consecutive Eastern Championship!
PRELIMINARY wins Eastern Championship!
PRE-PRELIMINARY takes 6th in Final Round!
PRE-JUVENILE wins Eastern Championship!
NEW JERSEY PRELIMINARY takes 6th in Qualifying Round!
And a BIG THANK YOU to all the Skyliners volunteers who made the 2020 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championship an amazing experience for every team, official and spectator attending! The kudos continue to come in!
MEANWHILE...
SENIOR wins the Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy in Zagreb, Croatia and places 5th at the Spring Cup in Milan, Italy.
JUNIOR wins the Britannia Cup in Nottingham, UK and places 4th at the French Cup in Rouen.
CENTRAL PARK BEGINNER takes Silver at the SCNY Invitational and Connecticut Classic!
NEW JERSEY BEGINNER takes Gold at the Connecticut Classic!
NEW JERSEY PRELIMINARY takes 4th at the Connecticut Classic!
PRE-JUVENILE takes Gold at the Connecticut Classic!
INTRO takes Silver at the Connecticut Classic!
BEGINNER takes Gold at the Connecticut Classic!
PRE-PRELIMINARY takes 5th at the Connecticut Classic!
NATIONALS
DIARIES!
For the first time, Skyliners sent six qualifying lines to Nationals!
Here are their stories!
Juvenile Nationals Diary
by Caitlin Chae

This past week, Juvie was more than ready for Nationals. We arrived Thursday morning in Providence, Rhode Island, and walked to a delicious pizza lunch. After some quality team bonding, we headed off to our first practice. Turns out, it was actually Coach Natalie’s home rink when she skated competitive synchro! We had a phenomenal practice. One of our early highlights was watching Novice Blue and Black compete on the live feed during practice and cheering them on. On the way to watch Junior, we had Chick-fil-A on the bus, or as our team calls it: Chick-fil-BUS. Feeling proud of ourselves, we headed into Friday morning for official practice. We had a few bumps, but we did our best. Coach Natalie promised us in the locker room she would treat us to Starbucks! We rushed to get our skates off and ran for coffee. We were energized with coffee and had a smooth unofficial practice. We were ready to sweep the stands off their feet. 

Saturday morning came and we jammed out to "High Hopes" and "Frozen" during hair and makeup. We enjoyed and soaked up every bit of our last hair and makeup, off ice, and team breakfast. I was looking around at my team singing and laughing, making me tear up. I cried because I really would miss moments like these on Juvie. That’s what waterproof mascara is for! Before heading out, Natalie told us a personal story she shares every year at Nationals. It made us cry, but it truly motivated us. We entered the locker room and jammed out to our good luck songs - "Forget You," "Death of a Bachelor," and "High Hopes." It was go time. T-30 minutes until we skated the competition of our lives. 

We skated onto the ice with roaring stands, full of Skyliners cheering us on. The music started and every one of our hearts was pounding and we were racing with adrenaline. We skated those two and a half minutes pouring our hearts out, ending with a bang!!! We were so overwhelmed with emotion that we immediately hugged each other once the music stopped.  All the people who were aging off cried because it was their last skate as a Juvie. 

We ended it proudly with a 48.96, earning us second in the nation. We won in the technical and component sections but because we didn’t have a flawless skate, we were a little behind. Before we headed out for awards, Coach Natalie had asked me to stand on the podium! I felt honored to represent our team. 

We ended our last competition together by watching Senior, taking photos, and eating lolligobs. Once it was time to leave, everyone started crying again. Hugs, smiles, and tears were shed throughout the season. Those two years on Juvie were probably the best ones yet, and I wouldn’t have traded them for anything. GO SKYLINERS!!
Intermediate Nationals Diary
by Alexis Steger
When we arrived in Providence, Rhode Island, we settled in our hotel and got ready for practice. We worked hard getting the program ready. Later, we came back to the hotel to a delicious Italian dinner. The next day we got our makeup on, hair ready, and we walked to the rink. The official practice went well. We had a few stumbles that we fixed at a later practice that evening. We had a fun day, including a birthday celebration. We were ready to compete the next day. We got up early and went to our last practice of the entire season. We made sure everything was perfect for the competition. We came back, did our hair, makeup and our "Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’" dance. We felt ready, and the adrenaline was high. We did our rituals before we got onto the ice. It was so special to skate our program at Nationals. We are proud of our accomplishments, despite one fall and a few issues. We ended up 5th, just missing the podium, in a very competitive field of amazing teams. It was a great season. We worked hard, made many memories together, and we can’t wait for next year.
Novice Black Nationals Diary
by Mikayla Redmond

What a week for Novice Black! Getting on the ice for our first practice on Tuesday, the rush of being at Nationals was definitely starting to hit us. With two strong practices under our belt, we rocked official practice and were eager to step on the competition ice again to compete. With the odds stacked against us, we knew we had a lot to prove. Few of us had ever skated in the Novice division before, let alone at the national level. Nonetheless, we were resilient and put out a beautiful performance, not only earning us our season’s best score, but the title of 2020 Novice National Pewter medalists! It truly felt like we flew to Neverland! Being the first team to compete, we ended up with a lot of down time. We spent every moment together embracing the unbreakable bonds we have made with each other throughout the season. From cheering in the stands, to going shopping, to a team pool party - we made the most out of the end of such a fun and exhilarating season.
Novice Blue Nationals Diary
by Christine Song

We started our trip with a great unofficial practice in the morning. We also ended up riding with Novice Black for extra bonding time because the other bus had a flat tire. We always have the best stories from competitions! Our official practice was successful, we felt accomplished afterwards and were extremely excited to compete the next day! Our competition day started with another unofficial practice which went well again. Our competition jitters started during hair and makeup since everybody was so excited to compete soon. With our hair pieces and makeup, we had so much confidence going into the rink knowing we were going to have a great skate. As a team, we were extremely proud of our clean skate. That night, we had Insomnia cookies, ice cream, and pizza, the perfect ending to a great day. 
We spent the rest of our time watching the competitions and spending time with other lines. Our team activity was bumper cars on ice which everybody enjoyed. The best part was the hot chocolate and quality time we spent on the ice. Both Novice Black and Novice Blue loved spinning in the little cars and bumping into each other. We also got to walk around Brown University and the Mall, where many of us did a lot of shopping! While we were watching Senior, we got to do the new cheer and surprise some of the Senior girls. We were so proud of their skate and thrilled to find out both Senior and Junior would be going to Worlds. At the end of our trip, we were sad to end the season, but happy to hopefully see each other soon at Senior Worlds in Lake Placid.
Junior Nationals Diary
by Nikka Staron

This past week my team and I, along with all the qualifying lines, packed our bags for Providence, Rhode Island for the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Following a long day at school, we loaded up the bus and were full of excitement for what was to happen in the coming days. We had a great day of productive and outstanding practices after having a good night's sleep, and with that, we knew we were ready for our short program day on Thursday. 
As we prepared for our official practice session, nerves began to set in for us all; however, we knew what we had to do. We skated phenomenally and we had the remainder of the day to rest up for our performance. We skate our short program to “Memory,” an emotional piece from the musical Cats. That evening, we fought for every element and skated our hearts out with emotion and drama. Proud of our skate, we anxiously awaited our score, and we were thrilled with the result: 70.68, a season-high score!
Ecstatic by our short program score, the next day was competition day for our long program. We skate to a beautiful medley of pieces from the movie and Broadway show, Moulin Rouge. We were feeling confident after a great official practice, and from start to finish, we gave our performance our all. When the scores were announced, we couldn't believe our ears -- we had achieved our goal of breaking the 200 mark! It was truly an incredible way to finish off the competition season as well as a confidence booster for us as we prepare for the amazing competition at Junior Worlds in Nottingham, England.
Senior Nationals Diary
by Rosie Emerson

What an amazing time we had at Nationals this year! We’d like to start by saying a big congratulations to all of our Skyliners lines who competed this weekend and a huge thank you to all of the friends and family who came out to cheer the organization on. Some highlights from Nationals were being able to cheer on Juvenile, Intermediate, and both Novice lines from afar as well as watching Junior become National Champions again. We also loved sharing a meal with Novice. 
On Friday, we prepared to compete our short program. We stepped onto the ice feeling like warriors, amped up by encouragement from the crowd. We are very happy with the way our skate went and even though we missed some technical calls, we feel satisfied with our expression during the routine. 
On Saturday, we were ready to show off all of the hard work that we had done on our Queen medley long program. We feel very proud of the way we competed and even though there were a few mistakes here and there, we finished strong and left it all on the ice. We are so proud and humbled to be selected as members of the World Team for the third time and can’t wait to get back to training for the World Championships in Lake Placid. Thank you again for all of the support!
2020-2021 BOARD MEMBERS
Skyliners' success as an organization is dependent on the leadership and work performed by its parent volunteers. There are a limited number of Skyliners Board positions opening for the 2020-21 season. Our Board offers a variety of ways to serve the team, and we look for talented, dedicated parents who have the time and skills to assist the organization. If you would like to be considered, or have questions about service, please contact Board member Ben Vallieres at BenVallieres@skylinerssynchro.com or by clicking  HERE.
19 YEARS
OF SKYLINERS
Skyliners was established in 2001 by a group of parents who wanted to create the most competitive synchronized skating club in the tri-state area. In that first year, the team had three lines - Preliminary, Juvenile and Intermediate. Nineteen seasons later, Skyliners has grown into one of the top synchronized skating teams in the country, now 14 lines and 240+ skaters strong. While the majority of the skaters reside in the tri-state area, we also have skaters from California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Our resume of achievements includes 33 Eastern championships, 16 National championships, 10 International Gold medals, historic back-to-back Junior Worlds Silver and Bronze medals....and 13 years designated TEAM USA. 
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