By day, members of the Northwestern Women’s Synchronized Skating team are typical college students—taking classes, doing homework and staying active in a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. But several nights a week they retreat to an off campus ice rink until nearly midnight and put on their skates for an intense rehearsal of their choreographed routine.
The 12-person team is part of a non-qualifying, open collegiate division and performs in four competitions throughout winter quarter, competing against other Midwestern schools including Michigan State, University of Michigan and Notre Dame. They recently placed fourth and received pewter medals at the 2014 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in Hoffman Estates, Ill. and received gold medals at the 2014 Tri-States Synchronized Skating Championships in Traverse City, Mich.
The team will also perform its routine at its annual exhibition Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Robert Crown Ice Arena in Evanston. The event is free and open to the public.
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