Cleveland Ice Storm: 2017 #GICscreamteam Photo Contest Winner
by Liz Smith, Cleveland Ice Storm Program Director
The Cleveland Ice Storm is a new organization training out of the North Olmsted Recreation Center on the west side of Cleveland. This season we have 6 lines: synchro skills 1, preliminary, pre-juvenile, juvenile, intermediate and novice. We are the largest synchro organization in Cleveland area. Skaters travel from as far as Akron and Wooster to train on our teams. We are excited to continue growing and hope to field a junior team next season.
We value fun, fitness, friendship, family, discipline, individual and team success. Our coaches are committed to developing that special on-ice moment and helping skaters reach their full potential. We are extremely proud of the experience our coaches bring to our skaters, many of whom skated in college themselves, including alumnae from Adrian College, Notre Dame, and the University of Delaware.
Our season kicked off with a theme reveal party, where all our teams learned their themes together. It was a great way to have our skaters meet each other, bond and open skate together. Before regular summer practices start, we have our skills boot camp. This season our IJS teams had a week together and 6.0 had a week together at the rink from 9am-5pm. Our skaters had a blast on and off the ice working on synchro skills, team building, learning dances, and playing games.
Already this year our individual teams have participated in many team activities including a dream board party, a pumpkin carving party, escaping from an Escape Room, pool parties, a trip to the VA to pass out cards to veterans, team breakfasts and dinners, and attending a Broadway musical in downtown Cleveland. We have established a Big Skater-Little Skater program matching each of our 6.0 teams up with an IJS team. An all-club Halloween Party was held where we ate pizza, played games on the ice, and took the photo that won the Get It Called contest!
We are excited to kick off the 2017-18 season! Our 6.0 teams had their first competition at the Mentor Diamond Classic Competition where our synchro skills 1 team earned gold, preliminary earned the silver medal, and pre-juvenile won the bronze medal. This season we will skate at the following competitions: Diamond Classic (6.0), Kalamazoo Kick-off, Dr. Porter (IJS), Synchro IL, Midwestern Sectionals, and Tri-States. We can’t wait to #takethesynchroworldbystorm Brrrr…it’s cold in here! There must be an Ice Storm in the atmosphere!
Check out Cleveland Ice Storm online here. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s #GICscreamteam photo contest – stay tuned for more!