"GTE" is a summer program created for skaters in FS 1 and Up (Pre-Pre and Up) targeted at helping athletes accomplish their goals through both on and off-ice training techniques during the summer months. For the 2015 season, we will be running three level groupings, on-ice classes such as Power, Interp, Jump Technique and Spin Workshops and off-ice classes comprised of Pilates, Plyometrics, Yoga, Ballet, Dance, Off-Ice Jump, Stretch/Flexibility and Cardio. Olympic coach Kori Ade will run a seminar each session for the skaters within this program.
The Teams Elite Program is beginning its 15th season at the Northbrook Sports Center. Synchronized skating combines the grace of ballet, the elegance of ice dancing and the thrill of split-second maneuvers. Each team skates as one unit, executing difficult patterns with speed and precision. Our goal for the Teams Elite program is to challenge the strength and skills of each skater by offering a variety of well-rounded opportunities that meet the competitive needs of the residents and synchronized skating community. Staying focused on our goal has led to dramatic growth in the past five years, attracted exceptional coaches, created friends for life and produced accomplished synchronized skaters.
More than 45 years ago, the Icette program was established to showcase skaters’ dance styles on ice. Through the years, the program has been updated and the tryout process modified, but the criteria has remained constant. Skaters should have a strong technical background with the added elegance of style and the ability to learn large amounts of choreography, both over a period of time and in one session. The program began with just one team, the Northbrook Icettes. After 35 years, a second team (Northbrook Jr. Icettes) was created to train skaters in grades 7 and 8. Due to the popularity of the program and the desire to train skaters at a young age, a third team was created (the Northbrook Dancettes) to add 6th graders into the mix. The Dancette team strives to be more inclusive, allowing skaters to learn and experience the program before advancing to a more demanding level. With the changes throughout the last decade, the Icette Program has become a series of stepping stones to prepare skaters for their ultimate Northbrook Icette experience.
Teams Elite Program Director
GTE Summer Training Program Director
Northbrook-On-Ice Production Director
Icette Program Supervisor
Freestyle Ice Supervisor
Skating School Director
Skate and Dance Camp Director
Production Costume Coordinator
Teams Elite Synchro Coach
NCFST Team Coach