2018 US Nationals qualifying team
Our Adult team is made up of 14 skaters aged 20-50. The Moves in the Field requirement is Juvenile or Adult Gold, and skaters must be at least 18 years old. The team practices Sunday evenings from August – February. It’s time to unbury your skates and come skate with us!
The Adult team – Still living our glory days
While many of us skated when we were young, life often takes us in a different direction as some point. Sometimes after high school, or college. Other times when a family started to grow, or work became our focus. But even though life may have taken us away from our childhood skating family, skating has brought us back together to form a new family and that is exactly what the Washington Ice Emeralds Adult team is. Like any family, there are ups and downs, but our ups and successes outweigh the tough times, and as a family we learn, grow, and become better together. I’ve been lucky enough to be with our Adult team since it was founded in 2015 and have seen it grow from a group of skaters just happy to get on the ice together to a team determined to be more competitive. If you’re an adult figure skater looking for a community or even someone who hasn’t laced up their skates in quite some time, I’d encourage you to check this team out. The Washington Ice Emeralds Adult team offers a unique opportunity for skaters from various skating backgrounds to come together as one team and re-discover (or continuously strengthen) their love for the sport.
Adult Synchro with the Washington Ice Emeralds can be summed up in 3 words:
Soreness: We work hard and….we try a lot of things we used to be able to do.
Socializing: We like each other, on and off the ice.
Starbucks: It doesn’t matter when our practice is, we always need coffee to make it through a few run throughs.