JB Introductory Synchronized Ice Skating Team

Junior Blades has a synchronized ice skating team at the Introductory level. For more information regarding synchronised ice skating.

This Junior Blades Introductory Synchronized Ice skating team train every Saturday morning from 08h00 to 09h00 on ice and there is 30 minutes of off ice (compulsory gym) between 09h00 – 11h10 depending on the skater’s lesson time. All skaters in Grade 5 and up who are having private lessons are welcome to try out for our synchro team, please speak to Chanelle Zaayman (team manager) in this regard. Skaters in Grade 5 and up who are NOT having private lessons at the moment are welcome to attend the trials. If they are selected to the JB synchro squad, they will need to arrange at least one private lesson per week with one of our professional or pro-am coaches. There is a main team of 16 – 20 skaters and then development skaters to ensure continuity of our team.

Rules and Regulations

See the full set of rules and regulations here.

Synchro fees are R270 per month and payable in advance. Please pay the team manager/parent rep on the first Saturday morning of the month.

Cookie table duty
2 synchro parents will be asked to provide eats for this table.
Duties are from 8.45am – 11.30am (or before, if the goodies run out!!)
You are also required to order the 20 donuts from the Donut Hive, which is added to your contribution of cookies. You need to pay for these donuts up front please (each parent to bring R60).

Please support this and when it is your turn, please contribute. With the amount of children in our team, we should only be on duty 2 – 3 times a year.

Cookie table aims at making R1000 per week, so please ensure that you have provided enough eats to meet this target.

Should you not be able to do your Cookie Table duty, please make arrangements with someone else on the list. If all else fails and you can’t swop out your Cookie Table duty you will be required to donate R500 PLUS R60 for the donuts on the morning of your duty.

The funds raised are used to keep the additional costs as low as possible – outfits, competition entry fees, etc.

Dress Code
Official practice costume:
Black skating pants and with Black JB T-shirt, JB sweatshirt/tracksuit. Girls hair to be kept out of the way in a bun with a hairnet.

Coaches Team Manager
Assistant Team Manager Helpers
Barbie Hawkes (Head Coach) Chanelle Zaayman Anna Serfontein Nuraan Gqotso
Tiana Stanton (Assistant Coach) (cell) 083 354 6108 (cell) 061 484 6467 Michaela Murdock
Team for 2019/2020 Season
Aakifah Lewis Emily McChlery Rendani Khangala
Amalia Alexander Smit Felicity Chase Rui Akiba
Amber van der Byl Jade Jarvis Sarah Ray
Amri Zaayman Jenna Everett Saskia van der Byl
Ann Kearney Kate Sinclair-Smith Skyler Cox
Caylie-Jade du Plessis Kihara Zaayman Talia Kennedy
Ciana-Leigh Hendricks Logan Mento Tamarah Serfontein
Dimitri Rodakis Logan Stevens Zarah Bester
Ella Hawkes Maria Navarro Brito

Video of the team’s WP 2015 Routine

The team’s routine at GIP 2014