Synchronized Skating

The Chicago Red Line is the newest Synchronized Skating team in the city of Chicago, representing this amazing city’s south side with pride!


Chicago Red Line Synchronized Skating Teams

Morgan Park Sports Center is the home of the Chicago Red Line Synchronized Skating teams. Our coaching staff brings over 50 years of experience and love for the team sport which builds character, cooperation, commitment, as well as skating skills. Skating in this organization is based on fun and learning. We want every skater to look forward to practice, work hard, and take pride in their efforts and successes. In the process, each skater will learn how to be creative, confident, and work toward a common goal. The team will also provide individuals with opportunities to lead, as well as to support their fellow skaters.

For those who are new to the sport, synchronized skating continues to be one of the most popular disciplines in figure skating. The program includes elements such as circles, lines, intersections, wheels, blocks and creative elements, and the objective is to blend skating elements such as footwork, jumps and spins into these formations, so the skaters look like one unit as they perform. It is truly a spectacular sport to watch and participate in!

Synchronized Skating is a competitive team sport, made up of 8 – 16 skaters who perform a program together. Levels range from beginner to World Championship level competitions. We are proud to field THREE teams this season, for the first time: Aspire Snowplow Sam, Aspire Beginner, and Open Juvenile! Our newly formed competitive teams will compete in multiple local and travel competitions for the 2023-2024 season, and will finish off with a performance in our annual Spring Ice Show.

Interested in joining us? We accept skaters who are in Snowplow 3 and up, and ages 5 – 16. Please email Synchro Director, Kathy Janik for more information: !

Special Events & Competitions

Come cheer us on at these events!





Autumn Classic

Rec Plex
Pleasant Prairie, WI

November 11, 2023*


Kick Off Exhibition


November 5, 2023
6:15 pm


Kalamazoo Kick Off

Wings Stadium
Kalamazoo, MI

November 17-29, 2023


It’s Snowime
Winter Exhibition


December 2023


Synchro Illinois

Robert Crown Ice Center,

Evanston, IL

January 13 – 14, 2024


Cupid Classic

Hoffman Estates, IL

February 10, 2024*


Greater Chicagoland Basic Skills Championships


March 11, 2024*


Annual Ice Show


May 3 - 4, 2024*


Aspire Beginner Coaches

Maddi Gould

Coach Maddi began her synchronized career at 8 years old, as a member of the Downers Grove Dazzlers ISI youth formation team. Maddi skated for the Dazzlers for 10 years, advancing through the levels, where she earned sectional and national medals at the Intermediate and Novice levels. In college, Maddi skated 4 years on the Adrian College Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team, and earned three National Championship podium placements: two Silver and a Pewter. Coach Maddi earned her Masters in Exercise Science from Adrian College and is excited to apply her education to coaching.

As her first year being a coach for Chicago Red Line, Maddi is looking forward to sharing her love for synchronized skating with the team.

Julia Tenebruso

Coach Julia has been involved in the synchronized skating world since 2011. She was a member of the Madison Ice Diamonds from 2012 to 2019, and watched the organization grow from having two beginner teams, to having several IJS teams within that time. During her time competitively skating, she served as a team leader for 3 years, and competed at sectionals, most notably at the intermediate level. She has been coaching learn to skate and private lessons since 2015, and loves to share her joy of skating. Recently, she has enjoyed choreographing ice show numbers, assistant coaching beginner level synchronized skating teams, and helping with upper level IJS team practices in Wisconsin. She is thrilled to be a part of Red Line and share the love and lessons that come with synchronized skating with these awesome skaters.

Coach Julia lives on the North side of Chicago and is pursuing degrees in Health Sciences, Spanish, and Philosophy at DePaul University.

Jennifer Krejci

Coach Jen has been involved in synchronized skating since 1988 and has seen the sport progress from long kicklines in "precision" skating through to today's teams who perform lifts and synchronized death spirals.  After competing regionally and nationally on various teams in the Chicagoland area, she continued onto college at Western Michigan University in Kalmazoo, MI.  There she was involved in the early days of WMU's Synchronized skating teams where she competing on both Senior and Collegiate teams.  After college Krejci competed with the Wagon Wheel Starlets as a member of Team USA representing her country in Canada and Italy, and Revolution Senior where she was also an assistant coach.  She earned National Bronze and Pewter medals competing with the WMU Alumni Adult teams in 2007 and 2008. 

Most recently Krejci has continued her passion for synchronized skating by competing with the Skokie Valley Starlights Adult team earning multiple Midwestern Sectional Medals.  Jennifer has coached various level teams and has a working understanding of the International Judging System as both a coach and competitor.  Coach Jen lives in Beverly with her husband John and their dog Lilly.

Bethany McHugh

Coach Bethany started her synchronized skating career when she was 9 years old and never looked back. Since then, she has skated for both the Wagon Wheel Starlets and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she earned 8 medals nationally (4 of them gold) at the Junior, Senior and Collegiate levels. She also competed in many international competitions, including the 2002 Senior World Championships in Rouen, France, which is only attended by the top two teams in the country. Bethany has 12 years of synchronized skating coaching experience ranging from synchro skills to the collegiate level. She was an elementary school teacher for 8 years and has a master’s degree in teacher leadership with an endorsement in special education, but is now enjoying spending time at home with her own children, Addelyn and Logan.  She lives in Valparaiso, IN with her husband, TJ, and their kids.

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