Synchronized skating is a large and fast-growing discipline of figure skating where 8–16 skaters skate on ice as a team, moving as one flowing unit at high speeds while completing difficult footwork.

For a synchronized team to flow in unison, individual skaters must be competent at a variety of skating skills, including speed, footwork and ice presence. The team performs a program set to music, with required formations including circles, lines, blocks, wheels, intersections, a move in isolation and at high levels.