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Local Skaters Help Westchester Skyliners Synchronized Team Start Strong

The Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team is off to a strong start for the 2015-2016 competitive season.
The Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team is off to a strong start for the 2015-2016 competitive season. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team, with members from Mount Kisco, Katonah, Chappaqua and Armonk, is off to a strong start for the 2015-2016 competitive season, with eight of Skyliners 11 lines medaling in the first competitions of the season, resulting in a total of six gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

Forty-two of the rostered skaters live in Westchester County. The junior and senior lines – each Team USA designees – traveled to Anaheim, California, to perform both their short and free skate programs at the Anaheim ICE Synchronized Team Championships at The Rinks Anaheim Ice. The junior line won the gold medal in their division, and the senior line won the silver.

“The team did an outstanding job,” said Josh Babb, Skyliners head coach and director of Synchronized Skating. “Our juniors are the 2015 national gold medalists, and they continued to skate like champions in Anaheim. And our seniors proved why they are among the top in the nation. I couldn’t be prouder.”

This past weekend, six Skyliners lines traveled to Marlborough, Massachusetts, for the Boston Synchronized Skating Classic. Facing some of the strongest competitors in the Eastern division, the beginner, preliminary, pre-juvenile, juvenile and intermediate lines all earned gold medals and the Novice line earned bronze.

"I am so proud of how all of our teams performed at the Boston Classic.” said Sarah LeBlanc Blosat, Skyliners director of non-qualifying lines. “We’ve been practicing throughout the summer and fall to prepare our programs for competition. The skaters have been working hard both on and off the ice, as a team and individually. It was a wonderful way to start the season and build momentum for the competitions ahead."

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