Pelham synchronized skaters: Reynolds on team that takes U.S. 1st in div., Goldman’s places 5th

Allie Goldman’s intermediate synchronized ice skating team.

PMHS 2021 graduate Jenna Reynolds and junior Allie Goldman both brought home hardware as members of Team Image competing at different levels of the U.S. Synchronized Skating National Championships. Reynolds and her team took first in the national junior division, while Goldman’s team placed fifth in the intermediate division.

“It was absolutely incredible,” Reynolds said of her team’s first place finish. “Since it was my last year on the team, I was really hoping to end our competition season scoring pretty high. And honestly, I wasn’t expecting the score to be as high as it was, and then when the scores came out, we flipped out. And honestly, it felt like all the hard work we put in was completely worth it. It was just a really rewarding experience.”

Reynold is unsure if she wants to continue with synchronized skating, but said she is glad that she left on a high note. As she called it, with a “bang.”

Goldman said getting fifth in the nations was underwhelming because the team expected a higher score. However, she said, “It was my first time at nationals, and it was still like the best feeling in the world. You just felt so accomplished, and all your hard work paid off, and it was just worth it.”

Goldman has been skating since she was around four years old. She later started synchro in eighth grade because she always wanted to do it.

“I started it because I thought it was the coolest thing in the world, and it was just so fun to watch, and I really wanted to be apart of that,” she said.