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Non-Competitive Synchro (SPS)


Testing Requirements are set forth not only by the U.S. Figure Skating association, but also by the Northern Lights Figure Skating Club. Each of our teams has testing and age requirements that our skaters must meet. The tests that we are referring to on this page are U.S. Figure Skating tests that require a private coach and U.S. Figure Skating certified judges, who are flown-in to conduct a U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned test session. These tests are not to be confused with the Basic Skills badge tests that are conducted during group lessons. U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned test sessions are hosted by the NLFSC twice a year, usually in December and March. There are also sessions hosted in other area cities. Please see the U.S. Figure Skating Testing tab for these dates and places. 

Below you will find the testing, age, lesson and/or other requirements U.S. Figure Skating and/or NLFSC has set in place for each team. Please note that although synchronized skating is a team sport, it is essential that each team member be a strong and well rounded individual skater. This is why we encourage all of our synchronized skaters to test Moves in the Field, Dance and Freeskate.

  • TEAM LEVEL: Exhibition Line
  • NUMBER OF SKATERS:  Minimum of 8
  • AGE RECOMMENDATION:  5 years of age (If you child does not meet the age recommendation but meets the level recommendation prior to the first practice, please see the Skating Director.
  • RECOMMENDED:  Passed Basic 3 (but all skaters learn at a different pace so if you feel your skater might be ready but you are unsure, please contact the skating director.  Any skater below Basic 2 will not be allowed as they have not yet learned the elements needed to be a part of the synchro team. 
  • RECOMMENDED:  One 15-minute private lesson per week
  • PERFORMANCES:  5 - NLFSC Holiday Exhibition (December), Northern Star Competition - Exhibition performance only (January), Green Wave hockey game , Annual Ice Show - 2 performances (March)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The Snowplow Sam Synchro team is our non-competitive, beginner synchro team.  This is where all skaters  interested in synchro should begin as the team is an "intro" to competitive synchronized skating and skaters will learn the basics.  If your skater doesn't know if she is interested in synchro, join the SPS Team! It's also a great way to find out if skaters are interested or not.  There are no tryouts for this team but all skaters will be evaluated at the first practice; meaning if the coaches see your skater is not quite ready for the team we will inform you and discuss options.  If you have questions about the recommendations and if your skater is ready, please contact the Skating Director.  The Deadline to join the SPS Team for the season is November 10th. The SPS team practice every Sunday, 3:00-3:30pm.  

*Skaters who do not meet the requirements prior to tryouts will be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Our number one priority is to form 5 teams that will be successful at the competition level they skate at. This means that there may be times when a skater who does not meet the requirements may be placed on a team with the understanding that the individual will work toward completing the requirements prior to the end of the season. There may also be times when skaters who do meet the requirements may not be placed on a team for a variety of reasons. The synchronized skating coaches and the coordinator reserve the right to choose how the teams are formed and any changes to the requirements at any time. 

**All NLFSC and Parks and Recreation fees must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the season in order to participate on a competitive team. In addition, all competitive team members are required to participate in fundraising opportunities.

Start Date:  TBD    VFW Arena
Times:  Sundays 4:30-5:00pm

Non-Competitive Synchro Fee  - $65.00 Resident of EGF
                                 $115.00 Polk County but outside of EGF City Limits

Registration Listing

2023-2024 Skating

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Learn-to-Skate, Synchronized Skating and Private Ice Registration!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.  The Participation Policy that began the fall of 2019 remains in place.  Also, please be sure to use current emails as we use this site for communicating with parents/guardians. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover information available. Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from City of East Grand Forks. The registration session will be open from Monday, August 14th and run through Monday, September 11th. After September 11th, $50 late fees will be applied to all activity registrations. The last day to complete registration for the 2023-2024 Winter programs will be Thursday, September 28th.

There is no longer a Family Cap for activity fees.
The East Grand Forks Skating Programs are setup for residents of the city of East Grand Forks and those living outside of the EGF city limits but within Polk County who attend school in East Grand Forks.

Because our recreation programs are subsidized through residents' property taxes, all participants living outside of the EGF City Limits are charged a $40 additional fee per activity. The registration question that asks if you are a Resident within the city limits is answered on the honor system. If found to have answered incorrectly, you will be charged the additional $40 per activity fee plus a $35 administrative fee.

All users will need to setup an account through our new Sports Connect website to complete the registration process.

Our Learn to Skate program is designed to introduce individual skaters to a variety of skills. We use the United States Figure Skating Basic Skills Learn-to-Skate Program to teach all participants the fundamentals of skating. Skaters progress through the various levels and are tested at each level before moving on to a higher level. Participants must be atleast 3 years of age to begin in the LTS lessons and also must be able to be on the ice without parents/guardians.

The registration is setup with options for those just in the Learn-to-Skate Program and also options for those in both the Learn-to-Skate and Synchronized Skating Programs. If participating in both programs, please select the combined pricing option when completing registration.

Please let us know of questions.

Non-Competitive Synchro Team (SPS)

Registration closes on 11/30/2023 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 11/05/2023 to 03/24/2024
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600 Demers Ave, Suite E102
East Grand Forks, Minnesota 56721

Phone: 218-773-8000
Email: [email protected]

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