Synchronised skating is a discipline of figure skating where 8-20 skaters skate on ice as a team (the number of skaters on a team often depends on the level), moving as one flowing unit at high speeds while completing difficult footwork.
For a Synchronised Skating team to flow in unison, individual skaters must be competent at a variety of skating skills, including speed, footwork and performance. The team performs a program set to music, with required formations, perform step sequences involving a number of various turns, and simpler turns.
In Junior and Senior competitions, teams are required to perform two different Competition Segments: Short Program and Free Skating. The Short Program is more technical in nature, where the Free Skating is longer and provides an opportunity to showcase expression, emotion and interpretation.