The Valley Ice Chipettes
The Valley Ice Chipettes is a synchronized (formerly called precision) skating team for young figure skaters from 8 years old through the seventh grade who have passed at least the Basic Skills Level 3. A Chipette must be a current member of the Skating Club of Amherst and be registered for a minimum of ONE skating session per week (Basic Skills qualifies) to maintain skating skills.
The Chipettes hold on-ice weekly practices beginning in January with a few meetings and off-ice practices in early December. Currently the rehearsal time is on Sundays from 4:30 – 5:00 pm at the Mullins Center Practice rink. The team performs at a UMass hockey game in late February as well as in the Skating Club's Ice Show.
Although this is a strictly "for fun" activity, the team learns the basic patterns and techniques of synchronized skating.