Skyliners take the lead in both junior and senior after the first day of the Dr. Richard Porter Classic


Skyliners junior short program to "Memory" (Credits: Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team - 2019)

The first day of the Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Skating Classic, the last U.S. competition of the year, kicked off on Friday evening. The competition started with the junior and senior short events at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Junior ISU event
Eleven teams from across the country battled it out on Friday evening.

Skyliners landed in first ahead of Teams Elite by less than three points. Teams Elite’s short program to an epic cover of “Aint No Sunshine” put them almost nine points ahead of Starlights. Team Image finished in fourth place, less than half a point behind Starlights. Hockettes finished in fifth place, less than a point above DC EDGE.

Senior competition
Skyliners led the senior short event with a score of 71.16, more than six points above Miami University of Ohio. Miami University of Ohio earned a season’s best of 64.74, showcasing their power and elegance by skating to “Amazing Grace.” Crystallettes finished in third, more than eight points above Adrian College Varsity SST

Be sure to tune in to the rest of the weekend at the 2019 Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Skating Classic. Use the hashtag #PorterSynchro to share your experience or follow along with the event!

Results - TOP 3

Dr. Porter Classic 2019
Ann Arbor (USA)
DEC 06, 2019 - DEC 08, 2019

TEAM Score
1Skyliners (USA)178.64
2Team Image (USA)151.20
3Starlights (USA)151.18

TEAM Score
1Skyliners (USA)206.70
2Miami University (USA)181.49
3Crystallettes (USA)173.44

TEAM Score
1Miami University (USA)98.73
2Adrian College Varsity (USA)87.13
3University of Michigan SST (USA)86.70

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Starlights (USA)69.99
2Crystallettes (USA)69.88
3Team del Sol (USA)65.96

TEAM Score
1Skyliners Blue (USA)81.39
2Teams Elite (USA)81.30
3Hockettes (USA)72.26