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About Edge

The Wisconsin Edge Synchronized Skating Teams began with one team in 1985 under founder and Coach Jon Sorkan. Within a short period of time, the Wisconsin Edge gained national recognition when the teams moved into the Pettit National Ice Center, one of the few Olympic Training Centers in the nation.

Wisconsin Edge has always embraced a proud tradition of excellence. In 1997, the Wisconsin Edge earned their first medal at the National Precision Skating Championships in Syracuse, NY after placing 2nd in the Intermediate division. Since then, Wisconsin Edge teams have gone on to medal at both the Midwestern and National Championships across multiple divisions of U.S. Figure Skating’s synchronized skating program.

Wisconsin Edge teams are a vital part of the Wisconsin Figure Skating Club. Comprised of skaters and their parents, Wisconsin Edge educates and trains skaters in the sport of synchronized skating and enables them to successfully compete in local, state, and regional competitions.

In 2018 Cutting Edge IceStars merged with Wisconsin Edge to create the largest synchronized skating team in the state of Wisconsin. Teams will continue to represent Wisconsin Figure Skating Club and train out of the Pettit National Ice Center and RecPlex Ice Arena (home of Cutting Edge FSC) in Pleasant Prairie, WI.

                       

Through active participation, skaters learn:

  • Self-discipline
  • Responsibility
  • Persistence
  • Goal setting
  • Sportsmanship
  • Work ethic

Skills learned increase self-esteem, which positively impacts all other aspects of the skater’s life.

Wisconsin Edge fields synchronized skating teams at all skill levels, from beginners to experienced skaters to adult skaters. Our team members will be competing in Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois for the 2018-2019 season. 

For more information, contact Skating Director Angela Johnstad.  Email

 

           
 


 

What is Synchronized Skating?

It is one of the fastest growing disciplines of figure skating. It is a team of 8-20 skaters and characterized by intricate formations and maneuvers, difficult footwork, changing hand and arm holds, deep edges, sharp changes of direction and absolute uniformity. Synchro requires grace, speed, endurance, agility, and rhythm. It's so fun, give it a try! Synchro is geared to skaters from toddlers to adult and of all skill levels.