Gardens Synchronicity Open Greenhouse and Tryouts!

  • Do you love ice skating?
  • Are you a great team member?
  • Do you love to perform?
  • Are you looking for a way to stay active?
  • Do you love to compete?
  • Are you just looking to get out of the house?
  • Do you want to give synchronized skating a try?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then we want YOU! Skaters of ALL ages and ALL abilities are encouraged to come skate with Gardens Synchronicity and learn what synchronized skating is all about! All events will take place at our home rink, The Gardens Ice House, in Laurel, MD.

First, we will be hosting two Open Greenhouse events. The Open Greenhouse events are completely FREE to attend, and a great way to give synchronized skating a try! You will meet the coaches and current skaters, participate in drills, and learn some synchro skills. Just like gardeners know they need to start their seeds in a warm greenhouse before they grow into beautiful, healthy plants, we know that if you plant the seeds of synchronized skating at our Open Greenhouse events, you will grow into beautiful, life-long synchro skaters! We welcome you to join us on Friday, April 9th and Friday, April 16th between 6:10 and 8:05 pm for one or both of our Open Greenhouse events. You MUST preregister for the Open Greenhouse events by signing up on this form. Once registered, you will receive an email with the time you are to attend, and some other safety information.

After our Open Greenhouse events, we hope that you will want to skate with us this season! We will be fielding teams for skaters of all ages and abilities, so EVERYONE is welcome. In addition to our beginner teams, sectional teams, and national teams, we are pleased to continue offering our Synchro Class/Performance Team this season. So, whether you want to compete all over the country, or just have fun and perform locally for friends and family, there is a team for you at Gardens Synchronicity!

Tryouts for the 2021 – 2022 season will occur on Friday, April 23rd and Friday, April 30th between 6:10 and 8:05 pm. The cost for tryouts is $50 per skater, and while skaters are encouraged to come to both days of tryouts, we hope to see skaters at both days. You MUST preregister for Tryouts by signing up on this form (it’s the same form for the Open Greenhouse events, so there is no need to sign up more than once). Once registered, you will receive an email with the time you are to attend, and some other safety information.

If you would like to skate with Gardens Synchronicity for the 2021 – 2022 season, but are unable to attend the Open Greenhouse or Tryout Events, please still fill out the form and indicate your interest. We will reach out to arrange a separate tryout. If you have any questions, please email us at We can’t wait to skate with you!

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 Season!

It’s hard to believe that another synchronized skating season is starting! Gardens Synchronicity is proud to be entering our 5th season – highlighted by the five teams we will be fielding this year! We are very excited to continue to have Open Juvenile, Pre-Juvenile, Synchro Skills, and Open Masters lines, and are pleased to add an Open Adult line this season as well!

We were so pleased to have such a HUGE turnout at both our inaugural “Try Synchro Day” event, and tryouts. “Try Synchro Day” was exactly what the name implies, a chance to give synchronized skating a try. There is a lot of information out there about synchronized skating, but we believe that the best way to get a feel for this sport, is to get out and try it! Once you have skated in a line, it’s hard to imagine skating any other way! The other nice part about this event was that it was completely free; a rarity in the skating world!

After two days of tryouts, our coaching staff was able to decide on the best level teams our growing organization could field. Our Open Juvenile line will be coached by me, Kim Dawe, and assisted by Amy Lanier. Pre-Juvenile will be coached by Kate Kreyling, a new addition to our coaching staff, and assisted by Amy Lanier. Synchro Skills will be coached by Anna Nykiel and Cary Russell-Canaan. Our Open Masters Team will be coached by Amy Lanier and Open Adult coached by me!

If you would like to give synchronized skating a try, but you missed “Try Synchro Day” or tryouts, don’t fret! There are still limited spots remaining on all of our teams, which means you can come give synchro a try or even tryout for one of our teams! Spring training starts in May, and while each of the teams will be focusing on improving their skills, they will also be working together to become a cohesive unit. Spring Skills sessions would be a great time to give synchronized skating a try! If you are interested in trying synchronized skating, or would like to tryout for one of our lines, please e-mail me at I would be happy to share our information with you regarding Spring Skills and what it means to be a part of the team!

Be sure to follow us on social media and here on the website to see what all of our Gardens Synchronicity teams, skaters, and coaches are up to this year. It’s sure to be a great season! – Kim Dawe