2015-2016 Season Recap


Terry Conners

We made our season debut at one of our favorite competitions, the Terry Conners Open. We love this competition because it’s close to our hometown and it always has a fun and friendly energy. Our Open Adult line premiered their energetic and sassy “9 to 5” program, while our Masters line debuted their “Ballroom Blitz” program in beautiful fuchsia dresses, featuring a killer dance block choreographed by Skyliners head coach, Josh Babb. Though neither line had competitors, we happily walked away with gold medals, valuable performance experience and helpful judge critiques.

Gotham City Synchro Open Adult Team with their gold medals.

Gotham City Synchro Open Adult Team with their gold medals.

Gotham City Synchro Open Adult Team with their gold medals.

Gotham City Synchro Open Adult Team with their gold medals.

 

St. Hubert

Just one week later, we made our International debut at the St. Hubert Open in Montreal! We stayed downtown and even had a team practice at an outdoor, waterfront rink on a sunny day. As the only American team at the competition, we were welcomed with open arms. It was truly fascinating to get a glimpse of Canadian synchro culture. Our favorite part of the trip? Poutine.
GCS Takes Montreal!

GCS Takes Montreal!

 
Easterns
After two back-to-back competitions in December, we set our sights on Richmond. The Open Adult line spent every practice cleaning up the program and what felt like endless runthroughs. Feeling prepared, we had the skate of a lifetime – staying on our feet, making every connection and keeping our lines pin-straight. We earned 2nd Place, the highest we’ve ever placed at Easterns! The Masters line spent January practices adding a new creative element to end the program with a bang. With a clean skate at Easterns, we placed 3rd – qualifying for Nationals in Kalamazoo, Michigan!
The Open Adult Line with their silver medals.

The Open Adult Line with their silver medals.

Nationals
We were excited to return to Nationals in the Masters division for the 3rd time. After Easterns, we incorporated death spirals to our creative element, a challenging move we had been practicing for a few months. In competition, we had our best skate of the season and came off the ice feeling amazing. While the final results left us disappointed, we couldn’t be happier with our performance and our growth over the course of the season.