Due to an overwhelming turnout at Adult tryouts, we are trying to field a Masters Team too!!! Our tryout application can be found here. Join us at our newly added tryout sessions on:
SATURDAY, June 15 1:20pm-3:20pm at Twin Rinks in Buffalo Grove
SUNDAY, June 23 12:20pm-1:20pm at Twin Rinks in Buffalo Grove
We are very proud and excited to announce that the 2013-14 Starlights Senior team has been named to Team USA! Their international competition will be announced at a later date.
Tryout Dates Finalized
Juvenile: 5th place
Intermediate: 8th place
Novice: 6th place
Senior: 7th place
Adult: 5th place
Five of our seven teams earned medals at the 2013 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Championships and all five of our qualifying teams advanced to the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Our Preliminary team won 1st place and are the 2013 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Champions! Our Open Juvenile team took 2nd place in their first round of competition and finished 11th out of 27 teams! We are beyond proud of the accomplishments of our skaters and coaches to reach this milestone for the club. Thank you skaters, coaches, parents and supporters. We’re on our way!
Starlights to host Midwestern DREAM Camp
The Starlights have been named the hosts for the 2013 Midwestern DREAM Camp, and S.T.A.R.S combine, to be held Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. This camp is geared toward helping skaters at the Beginner, Preliminary, Pre-juvenile, Open Juvenile and Juvenile levels improve their individual and synchronized skating skills. The program faculty at each camp consists of at least three Team USA coaches, in addition to Team USA athletes who are members of U.S. Figure Skating’s DREAM program. The curriculum consists of approximately seven hours of instruction, including four on-ice sessions with Team USA coaches and athletes. For more information on the programs, please click here.
US Figure Skating’s DREAM Program
U.S. Figure Skating’s DREAM program was developed with the goal of using the skating and leadership skills of America’s top synchronized skaters to influence the lives of developing athletes. Each year skaters are selected from a highly accomplished pool of applicants from Team USA synchronized skating teams to join U.S. Figure Skating in various programs to support and promote synchronized skating in the United States. Follow the DREAM blog of all the chosen athletes here.
Sponsor the Starlights!
It’s never too early to sponsor the Starlights! Our teams will be formed in May and will train all summer to get ready for the 2013-14 season. For more information, click here.