Join us for a magnificent display of synchronized skating as we celebrate over two decades of this incredible competition.

From humble beginnings to over 130 teams and 1700 skaters, this event has become a true spectacle of talent and teamwork. The 2023 Kick-Off Classic is November 12-19.

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This synchronized skating competition began in 1999 with 11 teams. The competition now hosts more than 130 teams (more than 1700 skaters) from throughout the Midwest and sometimes even Canada. Competitors from beginners to senior levels, youth to adults, participate in the event. Additional features of this competition include team critiques and a judges’ school.

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