Precision Skating Team Stuns The Audience With Their Incredible Routine
I'm always blown away by individual or couple figure skating, but this routine is on a whole other level. While skating teams this large don't participate in the Olympics, they have their own specialized discipline and competitions. Formerly known as precision skating, synchronized skating is a division of figure skating that involves teams of 8-20 moving as one unit. Their routines emphasize precise formations, timing and difficult footwork. The sport was first practiced in 1956, when The Hockettes formed to entertain spectators during the intermissions of the University of Michigan Wolverines hockey team. The name was inspired by a more traditional precision dance company, The Rockettes.