Gina Florino

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Scudder, Joseph

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of Communication


This paper aims to introduce and educate the reader about the sport of synchronized skating. This capstone goes into detail concerning the aspects of the sport itself, the history, the culture, and the impacts on current and former athletes. This research is accomplished with primary sources from interviews with athletes themselves, as well as secondary research from other skating sources. The goal of this paper is to educate readers on the sport, and to spark an interest in a growing discipline of figure skating. A DVD is included with four different videos to demonstrate the different skating elements and to highlight significant competitive programs from recent years. In order, the DVD first includes a demonstration video from the USFSA. The second video is of the 2011 World Synchronized Skating Champions, the Rockettes from Finland. Following is the 2010 World Synchronized Skating Championship, the Haydenettes, bronze medalists from the U.S. Lastly is Chicago Jazz, the first U.S. Junior team to medal at the 2006 Junior World Synchronized Skating Challenge Cup.


26 pages




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