Altrincham Synchro Club is a synchronised ice skating club based at Planet ice rink, Altrincham, Cheshire. We have 4 teams of skaters aged from 7 to 50+ - Whizz Kids, Bladerunners, Altair and Twizzles.
Synchronised ice skating is a discipline where up to 16 skaters , skate as a team moving together as one unit. The team performs a programme to music including specific elements and step sequences. Synchronised skating uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and ice dance.
The club promotes a fun, friendly and inclusive environment for all skaters together with a culture of hard work and real team spirit and our aim is to help our skaters achieve their potential through practice and participation in prestigious competitions throughout the UK and abroad. We have a great club with so many hardworking dedicated skaters, coach, committee, parents and volunteers.
Due to Covid-19 and lockdown our skaters, who usually practice 3-4 times a week, have been unable to skate. Competition season is now fast approaching and all teams have to perform to brand new music and routines for the upcoming season - none of which they have been able to practice. The club's coach, Sam Ozard, along with the committee have been super at trying to keep the team together via zoom and different online activities over the months but now it really is time to get back on the ice as from the 25th when the rink re-opens.
Due to financial hardship as a result of the pandemic the club hasn't been able to raise the usual level of funds. This has been exacerbated by the fact that etc some skaters have had to leave the club which is a very sad (but understandable) loss for the individual teams and also for the club as it reduces the monthly membership fees and the available funds to support the skaters and club.
We are therefore crowdfunding to raise money to pay for extra ice time to enable our skaters to come together on the ice, in a socially distanced manner, to practice as a team as often as they can before competition season starts. Our skaters are so dedicated to the club we just want to be able to give them the opportunity to catch up on their practice's and to be the best they can be as we know how much it means to them all.
Every penny and donation helps - no matter how big or small.
Thank you x