Miami Senior, Collegiate and Junior Synchronized Skating Teams at
17th Annual Dr. Porter Synchronized Skating Classic
Dec. 1-2 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Video Preview With The Miami RedHawk Skaters
All three Miami University synchronized skating teams take to the ice this weekend at the Dr. Richard Porter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich. It is the season-opening competition for the RedHawk senior, collegiate and junior teams. All three teams have had a solid preseason preparing their programs and are ready to showcase them this weekend.
Miami's senior team's short program is themed Dance Macabre and its free skate program is set to music from the 1920s.
The collegiate team's competition program is themed Rock 'N Roll. The RedHawk junior team's short program is themed Devil with the Blue Dress and its free skate program is themed Hollywood.
Last season at the Dr. Richard Porter Classic, the RedHawks had a solid showing and look to again open the season on a strong note. Miami's senior and collegiate teams each placed first last season with the junior team posting a fourth-place finish.
The RedHawk collegiate team also looks to extend their win streak to eight straight after going undefeated last season and capturing three first-place finishes to round out 2010-11. The last time Miami's collegiate team finished lower than first was at the 2010-11 Dr. Richard Porter Classic with a second-place finish.
Miami returns 34 skaters to its roster and boasts 18 newcomers.
Breakdown of the Dr. Porter Classic by Team
Competition Field: Miami University, California Gold, Crystallettes, Skyliners, Starlights, Team Excel, Western Michigan University
Short Program: Saturday, Dec. 1 - 7:02 p.m.
Free Skate Program: Sunday, Dec. 2 - 2:51 p.m.
Competition Field: Miami University, Adrian College, IllinoiSkating, University of Delaware, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Team Excel, University of Wisconsin, Western Michigan University
Program: Sunday, Dec. 2 - 11:43 a.m.
Competition Field: Miami University, Chicago Jazz, Team Delaware, Saint Louis Synergy, Hockettes, Synergy, LesSupremes, Skyliners
Short Program: Saturday, Dec. 1 - 5:38 p.m.
Free Skate Program: Sunday, Dec. 2 - 1:21 p.m.