National Capital Ice Caps Synchro Team


The National Capital Ice Caps are a Intermediate synchronized skating team representing the Ottawa region. They practice twice/week and in addition to performing at a few local exhibitions, they compete in several competitions across Ontario and Western Quebec. The skaters range in age from 16-23 and come from all areas of Ottawa. The team finished 2nd in the Ontario Regionals in 2013 so to increase the challenge, they have moved up to the Intermediate category after competing at Pre-Novice for the first four seasons.


The Ice Caps are currently coached by Meredith Rocchi and assistant coached by multiple coaches.


  • Our Roots

    The first season for the Ice Caps team was during 2008-2009. Coach Lauren Capstick created the team to address the lack of youth teams in the National Capital Region. There were only six young skaters on the team that first year, and instead of folding the team, Lauren and her two assistant coaches decided to register the team in the Pre-Novice category so that they (the coaches) could skate with the team.  That way, there were enough skaters to enter an event (the minimum team size allowed in Pre-Novice was 8, and there was no age limit that season).

    The team was almost named the "Pineapples and Bananas" because of the calypso themed music that the team used that year.  Luckily, one of the skaters thought of the name Ice Caps – referring to the fact that the team represents the National Capital Region.  Although the team represents the Nepean Skating Club, since its inception, the team has had skaters from many different local clubs including: March Kanata, Glen Cairn, Goulbourn, Minto, Gloucester, Rockland, and Alymer.

    Lauren Capstick retired from head coach back in 2011. Since then, Meredith Rocchi has been leading the team along with the assistance of various other coaches.

    Past Themes

    Level: Pre-Noice

    2008 - 2009: Calypso

    2009 - 2010: Peace Train 

    2010 - 2011: Robin Hood

    2011 - 2012: Aretha Franklin 

    2012 - 2013: Brides 

    Level: Intermediate 

    2013 - 2014: Thieves (How to Steal a Million) 

    2014 - 2015: Super Models 

    2015 - 2016: Swing

    2016 - 2017: Haunted Mansion

  • The Ice Caps have an incredibly dedicated team making them happen that includes:

    Current Head Coach: Meredith Rocchi

    Current Assistant Coaches: Lorraine Gouin, Natasha Marie, Jo-Anne Matheson

    Current Manager: Susan Kahler

Showcase 2015
Showcase 2015
Showcase 2015
Showcase 2015
Nationals 2015
Nationals 2015
Nationals 2016 - Practice Ice
Nationals 2016 - Practice Ice

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