Team: ONYX Synchro
Director/Head Coach: Heather Blasko
Location: Rochester, MI
Style: Synchronized Skate Team
Onyx Synchro Novice Team's Jaws Theme Skating Dress
Onyx Synchronized Skating Team's season came to an exciting culmination at the 2018 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships this February! We were especially drawn to Novice Team's unique Jaws themed custom skating dresses!
The team started with a classic skate dress with curved accents, and modified the dress to incorporate a few shark themed elements: sharp white teeth zig zags, blood red accents, and an ocean blue jagged skirt. "[We wanted] to create the jagged skirt so it could be used to enhance our creative elements by having the skirt become the shark fin. It took a couple attempts but it was awesome," Coach Heather Blasko explained.
Check out the video, below, for the moment the skirt layers are transformed into a shark fins (at the 2:55 minute mark)!
Image via KrPhotogs Photography
Wait for the moment the Shark appears! (Around the 2:55 minute mark!)
Onyx Novice Synchronized Skating Team - 2018 Fraser Mid-America Competition from Robert Hildinger on Vimeo.
Images via Onyx Synchro Facebook
Onyx Synchro Pre-Juvenile Team's Valentines Day Theme Skating Dress
Drawing inspiration from their music, Onyx Synchro's Pre-Juvenile team came up with a heartwarming Valentines Day theme for their custom skating dress!
"Our Valentine's Day theme was created by a song that had conversation hearts sayings within them: Be Mine, XOXO's, Kiss me," said Heather of the inspiration behind the dress design. "The Line Up was able to simulate conversation hearts onto the skirt on the dress - super spectacular."
A custom conversation heart design was printed onto the skirt fabric using a technique called sublimation. This unique design method made this bright and colorful Valentines Day look possible - not to mention affordable and one-of-a-kind!
Check out more photos and Q&A from Onyx below!
Image via Onyx Synchro Facebook
Onyx PreJuv Synchronized Skating Team - 2018 Fraser Mid-America Competition from Robert Hildinger on Vimeo.
Images via KrPhotogs Photography
TLU Spotlight Q&A:
What makes your team/group unique?
We love to make sure we cover even the smallest detail of a theme so that the entire story is told within the program.
What is your favorite memory from the season?
The audience reaction when ONYX Novice skates their creative element and flips their skirt into shark fin circling a pair element...an incredible moment for the skaters.