The BSSC teams will be competing in this year's Wales Synchronised Skating Competition at the Ice Arena, Cardiff, Wales on the 15th and 16th December, 2018.
Details are sketchy at the moment, but watch this website and out new twitter feed for breaking news and travel information. Hopefully we won't get a repeat of last year's snow!
BSSC ran a cake sale at Planet Ice Basingstoke on Saturday, 17th November to raise money for the club. Thanks to all the hungry skaters attending the morning's Skate Excellence lessons and the public skate, the club was able to raise over £200. A big thank you to all the club members who baked, iced and sold!
One from the archives. In 2010 Basingstoke's Ice Sensation performed at the XBox Live lauch event, alongside pop group "The Wanted" (ask your parents!) It's good to see some familiar faces in the photo and no one has aged a bit, honest!
The coaches and members of Basingstoke Synchro Skating Club joined skaters from around the UK for the 2018 Scotland Sycnhro Camp.
Kaisa Arrataig, coach of the Helsinki Rockettes and Linday Grajek from the Haydenettes, USA led on-ice coaching sessions. Attendees also attended sessions with sports scientists, judges and NISA officials to disuss a wide range of topics from fitness to changes to routine marking.
We are a welcoming and friendly club that allows figure-skaters of all levels and ages to skate together. We take part in local and national competitions and occasionally compete abroad. Our teams practice one or two evenings a week at Planet Ice, Basingstoke, with additional practices approaching competitions.
Synchronized skating is a discipline where up to 20 skaters (depending on level) skate as a team, moving together as one unit. All the skaters in the team must be similarly competent at a wide variety of skating skills. The team performs a program to music including specified elements and step sequences. Synchronized skating uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and ice dance.
The first synchronized skating team was formed in 1956 in Michigan in the USA and the sport has been growing in popularity ever since. The ISU held the first Synchronized Skating World Championships in 2000 in Minneapolis, USA.
Synchronized skating is not currently an Olympic sport but this is under review.
Persimmon Homes Thames Valley support Basingstoke Synchro through their Healthy Communities Fund.
Basingstoke Synchronised Skating Club needs you!
We are looking for male and female skaters of any age and ability to join our club, so if you want to improve your skating, learn some new skills and take part in a fun and friendly team activity then get in touch.
Not sure? Why not come and watch one of our practice sessions and meet the teams. We can also arrange taster sessions where you can try out before committing.