This seems like such a great way to build up interest in skating! I'm amazed to find how extensive the HS and college skating programs are.
Recently I heard a wonderful high school jazz orchestra on Garrison Keillor. I wonder if he'd be interested in getting a slab of ice for one of his live shows and featuring a synchro team. Why not?
Apparently, U of Minnesota has a team--maybe he'd do it!
A lot of girls on my collegiate team stopped skating because of either the cost or because they felt there were no other opportunities for them to enjoy skating (it's difficult to see why you should commit financially to skating 3-5 days a week when you're not 'at a certain level.') We've found solutions to both of these problems at the collegiate level. What I've found is that collegiate skating offers a great segue into the world of adult skating, whether it be freestyle or synchro. I've also been able to begin dabbling in dance thanks to the solo dance option at intercollegiate competitions.
Thanks for the extra information.
Solo dance is another interesting topic.
People have been discussing it here:
Final team results for top 3 - Dartmouth College (130 points), University of Delaware (97), Boston University (80): http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=48019&type=mediaApril 21-22, 2012 U.S. Intercollegiate Championships Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo.
Event page (final full results should be posted here eventually): http://www.usfsa.org/event_details.asp?id=47531
The 9 college teams that qualified are (in order of Sectional finish):
EAST - University of Delaware, Dartmouth College, Boston University
MIDWEST - University of Michigan, Miami University, University of Wisconsin
PACIFIC - University of Denver, Univ. of California at Berkeley, Colorado State Univ.
Event preview notes: http://www.usfsa.org/content/Interco...ps%20notes.pdf
Twitter hashtag: #USIC12 - tweets about and from the competition, including photos: http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23USIC12