Welcome to the Lower Mainland Synchronized Skating Club
The Lower Mainland Synchronized Skating Club has been in existence since 2001 (although from 1980 to 2001 it was known as Surrey Precision teams). This skating club focuses solely on promoting and excelling at synchronized skating. For 35 years, LMSSC and its predecessor has produced countless gold medals, records, and created team after team that excelled in every aspect of the sport. LMSSC gives skaters of all ages and levels the opportunity to be a part of a hard working team dedicated to teaching sportsmanship, confidence, and dedication.
Synchronized skating is the fastest growing discipline in figure skating today having started in 1838 in Oxford. The sport, as we know it today, started in 1954 as precision skating, and changed its name officially to synchronized skating in 2000. The first national championships were held in 1983 and in 2009 Canada won its first world title in synchronized skating. The synchronized skaters of today hope to see the sport in the Olympics in the near future.
For all information on levels, coaches, and tryout information please see additional pages on your left. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you soon.
Danalee Harrison has been a Skate Canada coach for over 20 years and has been involved with LMSSC since inception of the club at the age of 6. As one of the original members, as a skater, she continues to grow the club today through coaching. Danalee is currently NCCP Level 3 Certified and Gold CEP level (Continuous Education Program). She teaches all disciplines of singles at the Newton FSC, but specializes in Synchronized Skating with the Lower Mainland Synchronized Skating Club. Her teams compete both provincially and nationally. Currently, she coaches teams for Adult 2, Adult 3, and Open. Danalee is married with two children that keep her busy with dance and sports off the ice. Recent awards: Skate Canada Club and Recreation Coach Award of Excellence for 2012-13 BC/YK Club and Recreation Coach Award of Excellence for 2013-14
Leslie coaches Pre-Novice, Elementary and Beginner 1 teams this season at Lower Mainland Synchronized Skating Club. She has been coaching with LMSSC since it was formed in 2001 but prior to that she coached the Surrey Precision teams out of Newton FSC for many years. She has been a coach at Newton FSC since 1975 (39 years) and, prior to that, 3 years in Northern Manitoba. She is a level 3 certified coach and Gold CEP Level (Continuing Education Program with Skate Canada). She teaches synchronized team skating, freeskate, interpretive, dance, skills, Canskate, and Starskate. Leslie coached Ice X-treme (Open category) to 2 National Synchronized Skating Medals, gold in 2006 and bronze in 2008. Award: Coach of the Year for the BC/YK Section 2005