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Plymouth, Mich., set to host U.S. Synchro Champs

Competition to be held Feb. 27-March 2, at Compuware Arena

The Haydenettes go in search of their 21st U.S. synchronized title.
The Haydenettes go in search of their 21st U.S. synchronized title. (Ed Collier Photography)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(02/26/2013) - The 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, hosted by the Detroit Metro Skating Council, will be held Feb. 27-March 2, 2013, at Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Mich. The event features 89 teams and nearly 1,800 skaters competing in eight divisions: juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult and masters.

Competition begins Thursday, Feb. 28 with the juvenile and intermediate free skates followed by the junior short program. Official practice starts Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Icenetwork.com will provide live (Friday and Saturday) and on-demand video coverage of the event for Season Pass subscribers. The site will also feature live results, recaps and photos for all users. Click here to view the live streaming schedule.

Teams qualify for the U.S. Synchronized Championships through placements at their respective sectional championships or through a bye due to an international assignment. The 2013 U.S. World Synchronized Team will be selected at the conclusion of the event from the senior level to represent the United States at the 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships, April 3-6 in Boston. Last year's U.S. champions, the Haydenettes, and silver medalists, the Crystallettes, placed third and 11th, respectively, at the 2012 World Synchronized Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The U.S. Synchronized Championships have been held every year since 1984.