TRYOUTS FOR THE 2023-2024 SEASON

2023-2024 tryout is HERE!

The open house will be on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm at Prince William Ice Center. Registration for the Open House is required.  There is no cost to attend the Open House.  

Try-outs will be on Sunday, February 26, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  It will be 35 dollars for new skaters and $25 for returning skaters.  The costs will cover the ice time.

You must register online and pay for it. Please click here to register.

Time Group
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Basic 3 to Pre-Freestyle
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Working on Pre-Preliminary, Preliminary, and Pre-Juvenile Moves
6:00 pm - 7:20 pm Working on Juvenile Moves and up

Once selected - skaters are mandated to attend Spring Training camp. Skaters will be placed in various groups during the training, dependent upon their skill level and test levels passed. They will be mandated to attend Summer Camp, typically in the first week of August.

Below is more information regarding tryouts and other important information.

WHAT TO WEAR

Skaters should come to the try-outs with:

  • Black leggings
  • fitted top jacket (if needed)
  • gloves (if needed)
  • Hair pulled back neatly into a ponytail or bun

ABOUT TRY-OUTS/JOIN A TEAM

Every March, the National Blades holds tryouts to evaluate skaters on their skills and place them in appropriate synchronized skills levels for the upcoming season. Synchronized Skating season begins in August with Synchronized choreography camp and ends on President's Day in February.

There are two mandatory training sessions during the season; one occurs in April/May and another in August. Skaters are placed on teams according to their ages and skill levels during the tryouts and the Spring training. A skater's team placement may be adjusted for the final team placement at the Summer camp, dependent upon their individual skill level.

Teams practice weekly or two times a week from September through February. The amount of practice depends upon the team level. Practices may occur on weekends and/or one additional evening per week. Most practices typically occur on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and/or Sundays, depending on the team level. Additional team practices are sometimes added when needed.

All skaters are required to continue their Learn to Skate classes or lessons for their respective levels throughout the skating season. They are in addition to the team practices. Commitment to the team is the most important of team success, and this starts with a commitment to maintaining and improving individual skills outside of the team.

All teams attend at least 4 competitions/performances per season. A competition schedule is made by the end of the Spring training so that all skaters and their families are aware of the upcoming competitions.

If you would like information on skill level requirements, any possible available spots for the 2023-2024 season, or if you have any other questions about our teams, please email - [email protected].