Help Us Go to Sectionals!

Synchronized Skating Team

Help Us Travel to Competitions

For our upcoming 2017-2018 season, we are required to travel to Florida and Oregon in order to compete in our two most challenging competitions of the year – the Eastern Sectionals and the National Championships. As Florida and Oregon are both out of our driving range, we will have to fly to both of these competitions, and we will need your assistance to get us there! With the help of generous donations, we are hoping to raise enough money to allow us to continue to compete in both of these highly competitive events next year.

In January of every year, we travel to the Eastern Sectional Championships where synchronized skating teams from all over the East Coast compete for the top four spots in each division in order to qualify for the National Championships. In 2017, we earned our 18th Eastern Sectional Championship in the collegiate division, and we hope to continue this legacy in upcoming years. With your help, we will be able to travel and compete at the Eastern Sectional Championships in Fort Myers, Florida, in January 2018.

We know that when we get to Florida, we will make our supporters proud by skating our best and hopefully earning our ticket to the National Championships in Portland, Oregon. We ask for the support of our friends, family and alumni to help us reach our ultimate goal to bring the National Championship to UD for the first time in history.

About Our Team

Formed in 1979 by Elaine Ahern, the Precisionaires at the University of Delaware were the first university-affiliated synchronized skating team. Synchronized skating is a popular discipline within U.S. Figure Skating and around the world. Elaine recruited girls from the university's skating classes as a way to keep students interested in skating. The Precisionaires became very successful after making the decision to move into the newly formed collegiate division, where they received a pewter national medal in 2001, four bronze medals in 1999, 2004, 2006 and 2007, and were crowned with the silver medal in 2000 and 2008. In 2005, the Precisionaires officially changed their name to the University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Team.

Today, we are still known as the University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Team and are currently coached by UD alumna and former Precisionaire Wendy Deppe and National Ice Dance Competitor Megan O'Donnell. We are a group of 22 young women whose passion and love for the sport has brought us together from all over the country. We are a club sport at the University of Delaware, and we meet at least three times a week for on-ice practices and off-ice conditioning. Over the years we have had to overcome many adversities and obstacles in order to achieve our title as 18-time Eastern Sectional Champions. Taking time to accept one another and work together is how we have become a cohesive unit.

If you'd like to contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, please email or call 302-831-2104.

Together We Can Make It Happen! Here's How:
airfare $5,000
$2,710 Raised
54% towards $5,000 Goal

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