Pictured from left to right: Nicola Bebelman, Courtney Wertheim, Victoria Heald, Amanda Lee, Adela Lee, Katrina Chan 

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” 

The discipline of synchronized skating, or synchro, comprises of skaters forming shapes such as circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison. In Sancta Maria College, we have six of these synchronized figure skaters. With Nicola Bebelman, Courtney Wertheim, Victoria Heald and Katrina Chan in Black Ice and Amanda and Adela skating for the Ice Angels. 

Read more: Introducing a family of Sancta Maria Synchro skater

Pictured from left to right: Nicola Bebelman (Year 12), Courtney Wertheim (Year 11), Victoria Heald (Year 10) and Katrina Chan (Year 12) (Sancta Maria students and skaters in the Mixed Age Ice Skating Team, Black Ice)

2018 New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Championships, it is the event of the year for figure skaters all over New Zealand. This week, Paradice Ice Skating Botany was the place to be as skaters poured their hearts out to showcase everything they’ve worked for this season. 

Read more: Black Ice at the 2018 New Zealand Ice Figure Skating Championships