Albany Figure Skating Club holding summer practices

The Albany Figure Skating Club’s medal-winning Achilles Edge Synchronized Skating team will began its summer practice schedule on Monday evenings in July and it runs through August. 

All interested area figure skaters are encouraged to come and try this fun and exciting team sport. Practices will be held at the Albany County Hockey Facility (830 Albany-Shaker Rd., Albany) on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This program is open to skaters who have already registered to be a part of the synchro program and to those interested in participating in the program. No prior synchro experience is required, and figure skaters of all ages and abilities are welcome.  A registration fee of $80 covers all practices.

Synchronized skating is a sport in which 8 to 20 skaters perform maneuvers together as a group.  According to United States Figure Skating, it is the fastest-growing figure skating discipline in the United States. Synchro is great training for all figure skaters –– it helps with speed, turns, coordination, stamina, and edges. 

For more information about these practices or the Albany FSC’s Achilles Edge Synchronized Skating Team, please contact Karla Schallehn at or 413-388-4773, Tara DiRisio at, or Stephanie Hunter Finley at; or visit the Club website at

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