26000 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070

Audition FAQ


What should my skater wear to clinics and tryouts? Please wear black pants, black tank top, and jacket or long sleeve that are formed fitting. NOTHING BAGGY!

Hair should be in a nice bun.

Ice Storm Skaters should wear their practice attire.


Can I watch Auditions? Auditions are closed to all spectators to allow skaters to fully concentrate and perform at their best without the distraction of an audience. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay in the lobby/concessions during the tryout but if rinkside, will be told to leave.


How and when are the team placements announced? Placements will be sent to the parent email used in your online registration form according to the following schedule: By the end of the week of the 22nd of May. This is after the North Olmsted Ice Show.


What happens next? We will email parents with audition results. There will be info in audition results that state when the team’s commitment meeting will occur.


I am interested in joining the Cleveland Ice Storm, but cannot make the tryout dates. What should I do? While we prefer to evaluate the skaters in groups, we are happy to arrange an alternative tryout. For a makeup tryout please contact- Director@clevelandicestorm.com


Where do you practice?

We train at the North Olmsted Recreation Center. 26000 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070.


Can I still make progress in my individual skating if I skate synchro? Yes!  In fact, we’ve seen that most of our skaters make MORE progress while skating synchro than they would have otherwise.  Simply put, they spend more time on the ice, focus on strength and extension, and become more comfortable performing in front of large groups.  Additionally, they are often more motivated to continue setting goals and passing tests when they see their teammates moving through the levels.


We hope the answers to these questions have provided you with some basic information. Please feel free to contact us at info@clevelandicestorm.com for further questions. We look forward to seeing you at our tryouts!