Our Mission

At IllinoiSkating, we are committed student-athletes who believe in mutual respect between coaches and skaters.  We strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment that fosters trust, positivity, and excellence both on and off the ice.  Our organization encourages personal growth and enrichment as skaters, teammates, and individuals.

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Our History

The Illinois Skating Team, originally named the Illini Edge, was founded in 2001 by Natalie Magiet and Carrie Rennemann. This team represents the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There are many things that make us unique. One of the most important features of the team is the active leadership that every member must take. Each skater participates both on and off the ice, contributing ideas and time to the many facets of synchronized skating. The end result is an eager, tight-knit team that anticipates future seasons.

In addition to this, the talent on our synchro team is very diverse. We have skaters who competed on Nationally and Internationally ranked teams. We also have skaters who have no synchro experience, but are gold level ice dancers, and junior and senior level freestyle and moves in the field skaters. Our talents also go beyond skating. Each of us is dedicated to our school work and participate in various other organizations on campus. We are all proud to represent our university and contribute to such a special team.



For Prospective Skaters

Spring prospective skaters day 2019

Spring prospective skaters day 2019

We host a Prospective Skaters Day twice a year. You can come skate with our collegiate level synchronized skating team and learn more about the college.



Collegiate level skating is very different in many types of ways. If you want to learn more about collegiate synchronized skating, check out our FAQ page!


Our Exec. Board

2019 - 2020 Executive board

2019 - 2020 Executive board

Our Collegiate team is one of the only teams to be fully run by our team members! Each elected member has tasks they must complete in order for our team to run smoothly.



We love our IllinoiSkating Alumni! Our team has been around for 20 years and we have had so many great skaters skate for our teams over the years! Check out some of our previous teams!


Our Alumni Contact this year is Celeste Thompson.

She can be reached at cat3@illinois.edu or 217-722-5573

Reach out to her if you want to know more about how IllinoiSkating is doing!