It’s March. Sectionals are over. Nationals are over. Teams are having their banquets and end of season parties. While many skaters are gearing up for tryouts and excitedly awaiting the next season, the high school seniors are waiting on college acceptances and weighing decisions about their future. College seniors are getting ready to say their goodbyes and reflecting on their synchro careers. Uncertainty lies ahead, and it can be overwhelming.
The great news is that U.S. Figure Skating provides so many opportunities for involvement in synchronized skating. Synchronized skating doesn’t have to end when you graduate high school or college. Depending on your age and experience you could potentially skate open collegiate, collegiate, junior, senior, adult, or open adult when you head off to college. Even if you attend a college where you can’t or don’t want to skate, you can always come out of retirement to skate adult, open adult, masters, open masters, or even senior when you’re done with college! There are also ways to stay involved such as coaching, judging, and volunteering.
To help skaters navigate their upcoming choices, we pulled together some relevant, previously posted content. We hope reading a variety of scenarios will help others in their process. Remember, the decision to skate or not doesn’t have to be permanent–you can always change your mind. Best of luck to all the seniors out there!