Synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. Elements in synchronized skating include blocks, circles, wheels, lines, intersections, move elements, creative elements, no holds elements, spins and pairs moves. The variety and difficulty of elements require that each team member is a highly skilled individual skater. Teams competing at the Synchro Skills (formerly beginner) levels may compete at any U.S. Figure Skating synchronized skating -competition or a Learn to Skate USA competition (Compete USA). Teams competing at the developmental levels of preliminary, pre-juvenile, open juvenile, open collegiate or open adult may also compete at the Eastern, Midwestern or Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, held annually at the end of January.