March 1, 2012
Miami Senior, Collegiate and Junior Synchronized Skating Teams at
U.S. National Synchronized Skating Championships
March 1-3 – Worcester, Mass.
All three Miami University synchronized skating teams take to the ice this weekend for the U.S. National Championships.
Miami's senior team skates its short program to "Blue Suede Shoes". The senior team's free skate program is themed Gypsy set to Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor.
The collegiate team's competition program is choreographed to music by Beyonce.
The RedHawk junior team's short program is themed Cha-Cha and set to "Sway" and "Let's Get Loud," and its free skate program is themed Dancing in Paris.
The RedHawk senior team seeks a repeat appearance at the ISU World Championship with a top-two finish at nationals.
Miami's collegiate team has dominated the division and is the seven-time defending national champion in search of the program's 14th national title.The collegiate team already owns more consecutive national titles than any other program at any level of synchronized skating and tries to tie Michelle Kwan's record of eight-straight national crowns.
Miami's junior team also looks for gold and would become the first Miami junior team to earn a spot on the podium by finishing among the top three in the nation.
Breakdown of the U.S. National Championships by Team
Competition Field (9): Miami University, Western Michigan University, Crystallettes, California Gold, Skyliners, Starlights, Team Image SST, Haydenettes, ICE’Kateers
Short Program: Friday, March 2 – 5:14 p.m. (Miami skates at 5:30 p.m.)
Free Skate Program: Saturday, March 3 – 8:08 p.m.
Competition Field (13): Miami University, Cornell SST, University of Delaware, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, University of New Hampshire, IllinoiSkating, MassachusETTES, Team Excell, Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Boston University
Program: Saturday, March 3 – 4:53 p.m. (Miami skates at 6:52 p.m.)
Competition Field (10): Miami University, Hockettes, Chicago Jazz, Lexettes, Precisely Right, Denver Synchronicity, Team Braemar, Synchroettes, Evolution, Skyliners
Short Program: Thursday, March 1 – 5:55 p.m. (Miami skates at 7:11 p.m.)
Free Skate Program: Friday, March 2 – 7:08 p.m.