Synchro Team

Synchronized skating is growing in the greater Seattle area. Highland Skating Club currently has members on The Highlanders Beginner Synchronized Skating Team and on the Pre-Juvenile, Open-Juvenile, and Adult teams of the Washington Ice Emeralds.

The Highlanders were formed in 2013 as a Pre-Juvenile team. In their inaugural year the 8 member team competed at the 2014 Midwest/Pacific Synchronized Sectionals where they placed 6th. The team was comprised of 13 members in 2014 and competed locally. Currently the team is a beginner team which will be competing at the following local competitions: Blades on Ice, Rising Stars, and Ice Fest. Additionally The Highlanders will be performing in Highland Ice Arena’s annual June Show. New members are welcome throughout the year.

The Washington Ice Emeralds were formed in 2013 as an Open-Juvenile team. The 2015-16 season began a partnership between the competitive traveling teams. All competitive travelling synchro teams are independent meaning that skaters from any local club may join these teams.

  • The Pre-Juvenile team practices at Highland Ice Arena. Coaches: Danielle Buckley and Rebecca Frampton.
  • The Open Juvenile team practices at Kingsgate Ice Arena and Highland Ice Arena. Coaches: Rachel Franchock and Marie Grieshaber.
  • The Adult Team practices at Kingsgate Ice Arena and is coached by Tina Kupferschmidt and Rachel Franchock.
  • The Masters Team practices at Highland Ice Arena and is coached by Marie Grieshaber.

For more information on synchro in the greater Seattle area, please contact us at:

The WA Ice Emeralds Open-Juvenile Team was Pewter Medalists at the 2017 Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships & Adult Team went to the 2017 Synchronized Skating Championships for their very first time Way to go!