Synchronized Skating

Synchronized skating has a long history in the Section. Former Section Executive member Elizabeth Swan is credited as being one of founders of synchro skating in Canada – between 1978-80 as national director she chaired a committee to establish a precision skating framework, and the national volunteer award for synchronized skating is named after her.

Synchroskate programme

Objectives of the Skate Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Synchronized Skating Committee:

  • To promote the development of synchronized skating in all areas of NL Section;
  • To encourage skaters of all ages and abilities to participate in synchronized skating;
  • To provide a source of communication for synchronized skating team managers, coaches, and club synchronized coordinators;
  • To foster understanding and an exchange of ideas and information amongst coaches, managers, club coordinators, and judges, and;
  • To promote the continued skill development of synchronized teams throughout NL Section.


  • The 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador Synchronized Skating Championships hosted by the Silver Blades Skating Club of Corner Brook will take place at The Civic Center, Corner Brook on March 11 & 12, 2016.  (more information)
  • The first annual Elizabeth Swan Synchronized Skating Championships were hosted by the Prince of Wales Skating Club on February 6, 2016   at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay, NL, hosted by the Prince of Wales SC.  Thirty Seven Teams were entered in the competition. (Full results).

Technical Information


The Cornel and Butt Trophies are awarded annually at the Provincial Festival of Synchronized Skating.

List of winners of the Cornel and Butt Trophies.

The national Elizabeth Swan Memorial Award is presented annually to one individual at the Skate Canada Achievement Awards Gala. Skate Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Section presents its own award to its nominee at the Section AGM (first presented in 1988). Nominations should be sent to the Section by event Technical Representatives, domestic or international event Referees, National Team Coaches, national or international Team Managers, Section Synchronized Skating representatives, or any member of the Skate Canada and/or Section Board of Directors. The Section should then forward the nomination forms on to the National Office. Skate Canada reserves the right to not present this award in any given year. Criteria:

  • Active and currently registered adult volunteer (including judges, team managers, synchronized skating coordinators and representatives, etc.) recognized for his/her contribution to synchronized skating;
  • Reflect the characteristics of Elizabeth Swan – dedication, perseverance, commitment, passion and spirit;
  • A strong desire and interest in promoting the sport of synchronized skating within and outside the skating community;
  • An individual who is aware of, and supports, the development of all levels of synchronized skating (e.g. qualifying event teams and Festival teams); and
  • An individual who has given at least 10 years to the discipline of synchronized skating in a volunteer capacity.

Competition results


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