SUMMIT, NJ - As part of the Synchroettes Synchronized Skating Teams, two Summit sisters are going to compete at the 2019 US Synchronized Skating Championships which will be held in Plymouth, Michigan, on February 28 – March 2, 2019.
Summit siblings Sophia (15 –Novice team member), and Alena (10 –Juvenile team member) Howson, skate as part of the Synchroettes Synchronized Skating Teams, which are based in West Orange New Jersey. This is Sophia’s sixth synchronized skating season and Alena’s fourth season, and their second year with the Synchroettes.
Per the US Figure Skating Association, synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step sequences.
The Synchroettes Novice team received a bronze medal and the Juvenile team locked in US Synchro Championship placement based on their performance at the 2019 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships held in Worchester MA at the beginning of February 2019. Their parents are extremely proud that they get to experience the event as competitors together, and as part of the Synchroettes.
To celebrate and wish the teams good luck that are competing at Nationals, the Synchroettes are performing at a Nationals Send Off Exhibition at Richard J Codey Arena located in West Orange, New Jersey on February 19, 2019 from 6 pm – 7 pm. The exhibition is free and open to all those who want to see them perform.