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The historic Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul, Minn., was the setting for the 2024 Synchronized Championships & MinneShowdown on April 6, and the facility did not disappoint!

“We had enthusiastic teams, eager to be at the event, and they all enjoyed the S’mores camping theme,” said ISI Skating Programs & National Events Director Kim Hansen. “Barb Yackel [Blades N Motion skating school founder and coach] went out of her way to make the competition wonderful. The arena was beautiful and spotless, the hospitality was amazing, and the schedule was comfortable, allowing all teams to get to multiple events. Plus, we had great springtime weather in Minnesota, and St. South Paul is a quaint community.”

Blade Brigade, Teen Premiere Champion of the 2024 ISI Synchronized Championships

As the Teen Premiere Champion of Synchro Champs, the Blade Brigade (Gold) of the St. Louis Kennedy Recreation Center, took home the Boyd Wietecter Trophy, named in honor of the late Mr. Wietecter, who was a staunch supporter of the ISI. It was an exceptional full-circle moment as Mr. Wietecter was employed by the St. Louis County Parks for 35 years, including 26 years as director of the Kennedy Recreation Complex!


M Health Fairview Sports Center, 2024 ISI MinneShowdown champion

M Health Fairview Sports Center of Woodbury, Minn., was crowned the winner of the MinneShowdown.









Total Performances: 568

Youngest Skater: Jamie Reis, 1, M Health Fairview Sports Center

Most Events: Breelie Schmuecker, Hadley Rhein, Holly Sorgert and Aubrey Lovins, 6 events each and all from M Health Fairview Sports Center

Largest Skating Team: 81 skaters, M Health Fairview Sports Center

Events Included: Ensembles, Production Teams, Synchronized Teams, Team Compulsories

Submitted Photos

2024 ISI MinneShowdown  



Photos by Perkins Media Group

   Blade Brigade, Teen Premiere Champion of 2024 ISI Synchronized Championships at Doug Woog Arena 

      2024 ISI Synchronized Championships


The 2025 Synchronized Championships & Texas Showdown will take place April 5-6 at Children’s Health StarCenter in McKinney, Texas. Test and Entry Deadline is Feb. 3.  

Established in 1959, the Ice Sports Industry (ISI) — creator of America’s first learn-to-skate curriculum — is an international trade association encompassing all aspects of the ice sports industry. Our goal is to promote ice skating as a participant sport and recreational activity for everyone — all ages and abilities. Learn more about the ISI Ice Skating Program


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