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Synchronized skating group starting

If you're going to be a synchronized swimmer, you need to know how to swim, so if you're going to be a synchronized skater, you should know how to skate, right?< style=' margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;} >  Yes, says Kari Edle, who is organizing a women's synchronized skating group in 100 Mile House. However, people don't need a lot of knowledge.< style=' margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;} >  "There are some elements of skill involved. You should know the basics of figure skating, like how to spin, but you don't really need to know any jumps."< style=' margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;} >  The former figure-skating coach says she and a few others will be taking to the ice with Rachel Lindberg, a synchronized coach, in the next couple of weeks to start work on the routines they will be teaching, Edle says, but full practices won't start until mid-September.< style=' margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;} >  "All the skaters have to over 19 years old and to qualify as a masters team, I think it's 30 per cent of the team has to be at least 35."< style=' margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;} >  Anyone looking for more information on the new group can call Edle at 250-395-2914 or e-mail the figure skating club by going online to www.figureskating.100mile.com.< style=' margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;} >

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