1. to cause to indicate the same time, as one timepiece with another as in ‘synchronize your watches’
2. to cause to go on, move, operate, work, etc., at the same rate and exactly together
Synchronized skating is a discipline of figure skating where 8 to 20 (the number of skaters on a team depends on the level) skaters skate on ice as a team, moving as one flowing unit at varying speeds while completing different types of footwork.
Synchronized Skating uses the same judging system as singles, pairs, and ice dancing skating and is judged primarily on teamwork, precision, speed, difficulty, and performance.
For a synchronized team to flow in unison, individual skaters must be competent at a variety of skating skills, including speed, footwork and ice presence. The team performs a program set to music, with required formations including circles, lines, blocks, wheels, intersections, a move in isolation, and, at high levels, lifts. The teams are required to perform step sequences involving a number of various turns such as twizzles, counters, brackets, and rockers and simpler turns like three-turns, mohawks and choctaws, and double-three turns.