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Synchronized Skaters Descend On Stamford This Weekend

Synchronized skating returns to the Terry Conners Rink in Stamford this weekend.
Synchronized skating returns to the Terry Conners Rink in Stamford this weekend. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The members of the Southern Connecticut Synchronized Skating team (SCSS) and the Skating Club of Southern Connecticut (SCSC) are set to host the 16th annual Terry Conners Synchronized Skating Open on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6.

The event will draw more than 1,000 skaters, their families, coaches, officials and fans from along the Eastern Seaboard and as far away as Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Hampshire and Maine. From 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, spectators will be able to watch 74 teams compete.

The host team, Southern CT Synchronized Skating, skates three lines: Shadows (Open Juvenile), Shimmers (Pre-Juvenile), and Sprites (Beginner 2). This year’s SCSS team is comprised of skaters from Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, and White Plains, N.Y.

The record number of participating teams point to the growing popularity for the sport. “This year our team will host 74 teams, up from 67 last year, and significantly more than 55 teams in 2013,” said Cathy Kolbasiuk, the Event Chairperson.

Daily event admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and senior citizens. Only cash is accepted at the door.

For more information click here to visit the the Southern CT Synchronized Skating team website.

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