Welcome to the official site of the Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team! We are proud to represent the Skating Club of New York in NYC, the Springdale Figure Skating Club in Stamford, Connecticut, and the Essex Skating Club in New Jersey. Our mission is to prepare skaters to compete at the highest level of synchronized skating locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. To do this, we offer training both on and off the ice to develop our athletes from the beginner through elite levels. We strive to continue to be one of the most competitive teams in the country and welcome skaters who are looking for this challenge.
Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team was established in 2001 by a group of parents who wanted to create a new competitive synchronized skating club in the tri-state area. Over the last seventeen seasons, Skyliners has grown to be one of the top synchronized skating clubs in the country, winning 12 National Championships, 25 Eastern Championships, and placing 2nd at Junior Worlds in 2018, the first worlds medal ever for Team USA Junior. 2018 also marked the first year that our Senior line was chosen to represent Team USA at Senior Worlds. The tremendous growth and success of the team are attributed to the dedicated athletes, the talented coaches and the devoted Board members and parent volunteers who make Skyliners possible season after season.
This 18th season, Skyliners will field the most lines in its history – 16 competitive lines with more than 270 skaters ranging in age from 5 to 24. While the majority of the skaters reside in the tri-state area, we also have skaters from Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Skyliners train at various rinks throughout the tri-state region. Our Senior, Junior, Novice, Intermediate and Juvenile qualifying lines and Central Park Skyliners developmental lines represent the Skating Club of New York; our Open Juvenile, Pre-Juvenile, Preliminary, Pre-Preliminary, Beginner and Intro to Beginner non-qualifying lines represent the Springdale Figure Skating Club; and our New Jersey Open Juvenile, Pre-Juvenile and Beginner lines represent the Essex Skating Club.
Each season, Skyliners participates in numerous competitions throughout the world. Since 2004, every one of our qualifying lines has earned a spot to the National Championships. Both our Junior and Senior lines are designated Team USA, and represent the United States at international events. In the 2017-18 season, the Junior line captured the Gold medal at the Cup of Berlin, the Silver medal at the French Cup, 1st Place in the United States and 2th Place in the World in Zagreb, Croatia. The Senior line captured the Gold medal at tthe Cup of Berlin, Silver at the Mozart Cup in Austria, the Silver medal at Nationals and 9th in the World in Stockholm, Sweden.
Skyliners is often featured at special exhibitions and ice shows. In past seasons, the team performed in Holiday on the Hudson, the tree lighting at Riverbank State Park, the Ice Theatre of New York Annual Gala, Bryant Park, the Rye FSC 80th Anniversary Gala, half-time at regional hockey games, as well as local learn to skate exhibitions. Skyliners have also been invited to perform on televised productions such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, even as models during Fashion Week at Wollman Rink. The team gives back to the community with its involvement in charity fundraisers throughout the region and the annual Pajama Drive.
We are very excited for the 2018-2019 Skyliners season to begin! GO SKYLINERS!