This weekend Portland is hosting the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships at the Veterans Memorial coliseum. 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.
There are approximately 600 synchronized teams registered with U.S. Figure Skating, and nearly 5,000 athletes participate annually in the synchronized skating sectional championships. It is an event that will bring in many families and fans from the Portland area as well as national fans. I know after watching the Winter Olympics this skating event is a true favorite especially with the beautiful costumes, hair and makeup on the teams.
This event takes place February 22-24, 2018 here in Portland. You can check their website for more information and a link to tickets. U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.