Why Join Synchronized Skating
Improve your footwork, strength, speed and agility
Build teamwork skills
Perform at local events including Peoria Rivermen games and annual Owens Center events
Compete at local and regional competitions
Build friendships and have fun!
Meet the teams of the River City Gems
The Rubies team is open to beginning skaters in the Skating Stars classes. Skaters may participate in a fall season or a spring season or both. The Rubies have one on-ice practice per week. The team performs in 2-3 exhibitions and one competition over the fall and spring seasons. (Typically ages 4-7)
The Emeralds team is for skaters who have reached level 5 or higher in the Learn to Skate program. Emeralds have one on-ice and one off-ice practice per week. The team performs in 2-3 exhibitions and one competition each season. (Typically ages 8-14)
The Amethysts team is for skaters who have passed the ISI level Freestyle 1 or higher and USFS Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field. The team performs in 3-4 exhibitions and 2-4 competitions each season. (Typically ages 8-14)
The Sapphires team is for skaters who have passed the ISI level Freestyle 3 or higher and USFS Preliminary Moves in the Field. The team performs in 3-4 exhibitions and 2-4 competitions each season. (Typically ages 10-18)
Team selection is based on age and skill level with tryouts held in April and early August. Season practice begins in August and typically runs through April. Summer synchro skills classes are also offered, and participation is encouraged.
Peoria Mustang Game Exhibition (Amethysts)
Peoria Mustang Game Exhibition (Sapphires)
Peoria Mustang Game Exhibition (Emeralds)
Peoria Mustang Game Exhibition (Rubies)
HOISC's An Evening of Winter Enchantment
Peoria Rivermen Game Exhibition (All Teams) - Purchase tickets here!
Synchro Illinois Competition, Oak Lawn, IL
Swan Synchro Skate Competition
HOISC Spring Thaw Competition, Peoria, IL (Rubies and Emeralds)
Owens Center Spring Ice Exhibition (All Teams)
Owens Center Expo
2018 ISI Synchronized Skating Championship Results
River City Gems Emeralds - 5th Place
River City Gems Sapphires - 2nd Place
Schedule and Fees
A calendar of practice and performance times is provided prior to team commitment. Exact cost varies each season and will depend on the number of skaters, number of competitions, and the success of fundraising efforts.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017-2018 SPONSORS!