Welcome to the official site of the Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team! We are proud to represent the Skating Club of New York in NYC and the Springdale Figure Skating Club in Stamford, Connecticut. 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 these challenges.
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 sixteen seasons, Skyliners has grown to be one of the top synchronized skating clubs in the country, winning 10 National Championships, 21 Eastern Championships and placing 4th in the World in 2017. 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 16th year, Skyliners is again fielding the most teams in its history – 12 competitive lines with more than 230 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, while our Pre-Juvenile, Preliminary, Pre-Preliminary, Beginner and Intro to Beginner non-qualifying lines represent the Springdale Figure Skating Club.
Each season, Skyliners participates in numerous competitions throughout the country. 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 2016-17 season, the Junior line captured the Gold medal at the Cup of Berlin, the Bronze medal at the French Cup, 1st Place in the United States and 4th Place in the World in Mississauga, Canada. The Senior line captured the Gold medal at the Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy in Croatia, Bronze at the Mozart Cup in Austria, and the Bronze medal at Nationals.
Skyliners is often featured at special exhibitions and ice shows. This past season, the team performed in Holiday on the Hudson, the tree lighting at Riverbank State Park, the Ice Theatre of New York Annual Gala, 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 2016-2017 Skyliners season to begin! GO SKYLINERS!