About the Team

Formed in 1979 by Elaine Ahern, the Precisionaires at the University of Delaware were the first university affiliated synchronized skating team. She recruited girls from the university's skating classes as a way to keep students interested in skating. The Precisionaires originally competed in the Junior Division, and eventually in the senior division. The Precisionaires became very successful after making the decision to move into the newly formed collegiate division, where they've received a pewter national medal in 2001, four bronze medals in 1999, 2004, 2006, and 2007, and were crowned with the silver medal in 2000 and 2008. In 2005, the Precisionaires officially changed their name to the University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Team.

The team is coached by UD Alumni and former Precisionaire, Wendy Deppe, and National Ice Dance Competitor, Megan O'Donnell. The team uses various off-ice training techniques to enhance their on-ice abilities. Jeff Schnieder, the UD athletic trainer, whips the girls into shape three times a week with cardio, resistance training, and core exercises. Jeff trains many high level UDFSC skaters. The team also participates in aerobics for an hour every week, taught by UD and Precisionaire Alumni Meghan Gelburd. This workout includes running, jump-roping, and many various strength building exercises. The team partakes in ballet as well, instructed by Tisa Della-Volpe, who also partially contributes to the creativity in the team's theatrical programs.


"Many hearts, one beat"


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What We Love To Do

We are the University of Delaware Synchronized Skating Team. We are a group of 25 young women whose passion and love for the sport has brought us together from all over the country. Earlier this year we went to Hershey Park where our first time together for the 2015-2016 season was filled with skating, fun and chocolate. We have had to overcome many adversities and obstacles in order to achieve our title as 16- time Eastern Sectional Champions. Taking time to accept one another and work together is how we become a cohesive unit.

Trying to manage schedules as full time students at the university and bringing together 25 unique student athletes to compete at the national level is not an easy task! Between juggling classes, homework and practices we have become masters at time management and have learned to lean on one another. Our genuine, caring and friendly attitudes have created a sisterhood and a home away from home. This season is off to a sweet" start and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us. Many hearts, one beat.

Cheer Us On

2015-2016

Competition Place Score
Dr. Porter Competition (Ann Arbor, Michigan) 2nd 71.90
Eastern Sectional Champsionships (Richmond, Virginia) 1st 77.14
Tri-States Competition (Dearborn, MI) 4th 75.13
National Championships (Kalamazoo, Michigan) 5th 81.31

2014-2015

Competition Place Score
Dr. Richard Porter Classic (Ann Arbor, MI) 2nd 73.90
Mid America (Fraser, MI) 2nd 69.21
Eastern Sectional Championships (Lake Placid, NY) 1st 84.31
National Synchronized Skating Championships (Providence, RI) 4th 82.60

2013-2014

Competition Place Score
Dr. Richard Porter Classic (Ann Arbor, MI) 3rd 69.18
Eastern Sectional Championships (Hershey, PA) 1st 77.14
Tri-State Synchronized Championships (Traverse City, MI) 1st 85.36
National Synchronized Skating Championships Colorado Springs, CO) 5th 76.79

2012-2013

Competition Place Score
Dr. Richard Porter Classic (Ann Arbor, MI) 4th 56.80
Mid America (Fraser, MI) 2nd 61.12
Eastern Sectional Championships (Lake Placid, NY) BYE BYE
Reflections (Hershey, PA) 1st 73.34
National Synchronized Skating Championships (Plymouth, MI) 2nd 84.11

2011-2012

Competition Place Score
Dr. Richard Porter Classic (Ann Arbor, MI) 2nd 73.57
Mid America (Fraser, MI) 2nd 79.02
Eastern Sectional Championships (Hershey, PA) 1st 79.58
National Synchronized Skating Championships Wocester, MA) 2nd 84.29

2010-2011

Competition Place Score
Dr. Richard Porter Classic (Ann Arbor, MI) 4th 82.24
Eastern Sectional Championships (Lake Placid, NY) 1st 86.79
National Synchronized Skating Championships Ontario, CA) 5th 73.61

2009-2010

Competition Place Score
Dr. Richard Porter Classic (Ann Arbor, MI) 1st 94.66
Eastern Sectional Championships (Lowell, MA) 1st 86.34
National Synchronized Skating Championships Minneapolis, MN) 3rd 94.97

2008-2009

Competition Place Score
Dr. Richard Porter Classic (Ann Arbor, MI) 3rd 77.33
Eastern Sectional Championships (Morristown, NJ) 1st 82.83
National Synchronized Skating Championships Portland, ME) 4th 85.36

Save the Date: Blue Hen Weekend will be help the weekend of August 19th-21st!

Thank you to all skaters who came out and auditioned for the 2016-2017 Season on April 17th! Summer workouts will be sent to you via email and can also be found below. The 2016-2017 Newsletter will be sent out in early August and contains pertinent information about the new, upcoming season. 

Contact Megan O'Donnell with any questions

Recruitment Weekend

Contact Hana Friedman with any recruitment weekend questions

New Team Members

General practice information to come!

Team change Form: Required if coming from another synchronized skating team

**If you are a new or returning team member, please remember to join UDFSC as a home or associate member**

UDFC Membership

Off-Ice Skills

Off-Ice Summer Workout

On-Ice Skills

On-Ice Summer Workout

Schedule 2015-2016

Event
Start End Location

Weekly Practice

  • Monday: 6:50-11:20pm, Rust Arena
  • Tuesday: 9:50-11:20pm, Gold Arena
  • Thursday: 8:00-11:00pm, Rust Arena

Alumni Network

Thank you to all who attended our 1st Annual UDSST Alumni Lunch on February 6th at Klondike Kates! We were very pleased with the outcome and thanks for the donations. We hope you had a great time and we cannot wait for next year!

Thank You to Our Donors

  1. Delaware Homes
  2. Beth Mascatello
  3. Cathleen Monan
  4. Tanya Winer
  5. Alex Rosen
  6. Gina Moser
  7. Lisa Kostic
  8. Becca Berman
  9. Kristen Eastman
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Get in touch! We're here for you...


Our Coaches:
  1. Megan O'Donnell  megan.coach@gmail.com
  2. Wendy Deppe  skatingmickey@verizon.net
Our Officers:
  1. Allyson Petosa - President - apetosa@udel.edu
  2. Abigail Small - Vice President - abbie.small@udel.edu
  3. Sarah Podvin - Secretary - sepodvin@udel.edu
  4. Kelsey Daniels - Treasurer - danielsk@udel.edu
  5. Julie King - Public Relations - jnking@udel.edu
  6. Hana Friedman - Competition Secretary - hanaf@udel.edu
  7. Allison Tully - Webmaster - atully@udel.edu

ADDRESS
UDSST
Fred Rust Arena
547 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716