Dear Business Owner:
With skaters aged 6 - 18 years, the Hockettes organization is dedicated to making a positive impact on the children involved in the sport of synchronized skating. The values and lessons of commitment, dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship that the skaters learn through their participation will shape and grow them during their childhoods. Synchronized skating allows a figure skater the opportunity to benefit from the team aspect of the sport, a great experience for the young athlete.
Like most amateur teams that compete at a National and International level, the costs are significant. Coaching, training, on and off-ice wardrobes, equipment, and travel expenses are chief among those costs. When the Hockettes teams travel to competitions, they represent our local communities and the United States through U.S. Figure Skating, the governing body for all figure skating in the United States.
Synchronized skating is the fastest growing discipline within the U.S. Figure Skating Association. We are proud to claim the origin of this sport with the forming of the Hockettes in 1956 in Ann Arbor, MI. Teams of 12-16 skaters perform fast-paced routines consisting of complex formation, intricate transitions and unique choreography.
By Sponsoring our teams, you will be helping our skaters realize their goals and skate with an elite tradition. We can assure our sponsors of two things: 1. 100% of any funds contributed will go directly to benefit the skater-athletes. 2. Your sponsorship will be utilized and appreciated.
Enclosed is a list of ways that you may help sponsor our teams, as well as additional information about the sport, our history, and where we are going. Please take a minute to review these items. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us!
We would like to thank you for your consideration of becoming a Corporate Sponsor. Your assistance may very well help a future National, World or Olympic athlete achieve their goals.
As the nation’s first synchronized skating team - established in 1956 in Ann Arbor, MI - the Hockettes organization has a long-standing tradition of excellence. We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our young skaters, through the spirit of TEAM.
The mission of the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club - Hockettes Synchronized Skating Program is to provide a positive opportunity for skaters to compete, perform, excel and enjoy Synchronized Team skating while learning the skills of commitment, dedication, team work and sportsmanship while maintaining the highest competitive standards.