Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams are organized and compete under U.S. Figure Skating rules which specify athletes' ages and minimum test (skill) level for each level of team or competition. At Hayden Synchronized Skating, we are proud to field eight teams from beginning levels (synchro skills) to elite teams competing at the highest levels of synchronized skating (junior and senior). Our National Competing teams are: Haydenettes (senior), Lexettes (junior), Ice Mates (novice), Star Mates (intermediate), and Mini Mates (juvenile). Our Developmental teams are: Shooting Stars Pre-Juvenile (pre-juvenile), Shooting Stars Preliminary (preliminary), and Mini Shooting Stars (synchro skills). In past seasons, Hayden Synchronized Skating has also fielded a successful collegiate-level team - Metroettes Collegiate. We look forward to fielding Metroettes Collegiate again in coming seasons. Use the links below to learn more about each team.
2021 - 2022 Shooting Stars Juvenile Academy
Head coach: Sharon Neff
Assistant Coach: Hannah Brofsky
Hayden Synchronized Skating’s senior-level athletes, the Haydenettes, compete at the highest level of figure skating both nationally and internationally. The 28 time U.S. National Champions and 5-time World Bronze Medalists are currently the most decorated U.S. team, and they work passionately to maintain their status as one of the top-ranked synchro teams in the world. The Haydenettes have represented the United States at every World Championship since its beginning in 2000, and their most recent U.S. Championship (in 2020) was their eleventh consecutive one.
Hayden Synchronized Skating’s junior level athletes, the Lexettes, compete at the second-highest level of figure skating both nationally and internationally. The Lexettes are the 2020 U.S. National Pewter Medalists. In 2020, the team represented the U.S. at the Zagreb Snowflake Trophy earning a silver medal and the 2020 Spring Cup in Milan, Italy earning the bronze medal. They have represented the United States in world competition for six consecutive years (in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018 at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championship and in 2014 and 2016 at the ISU Synchronized Skating World Junior Challenge Cup). In recent seasons, they have competed in Italy, Mississauga, Canada; Salzburg, Austria; Zagreb, Croatia; Neuchâtel, Switzerland; and Helsinki, Finland.
Hayden Synchro’s newest team, Hayden Select, will represent HSST in the new ISU Senior Elite 12 division. Saga Krantz, HSST’s Director of Synchronized Skating, is excited about the opportunity to expand the discipline of synchronized skating. “We have chosen a team of strong senior level skaters to perform in the new Elite 12 division. They are a dedicated group of talented athletes. I call them our trailblazers who are committed to help push the sport forward,” said Krantz.
Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams' Ice Mates will compete in regional and national events at the Novice level this season. They have competed in the Intermediate or Novice divisions in prior seasons. They are the 2019 and 2020 U.S. National Champions and the 2018 U.S. National Novice Silver Medalists. The Ice Mates have been skating as a team since 1988, earning 20 U.S. National Championships and more than 50 gold medals in U.S. local, sectional, and international competitions. Before U.S. Figure Skating changed the team age requirements, they were one of the few novice teams to compete in Europe.
The Star Mates have competed in both the Intermediate and Novice divisions in recent years. In the 2021 - 2022 season, they will represent HSST in the Intermediate Division. They are the current 2020 US National Bronze medalists in the Novice division.
The Mini Mates compete both regionally and nationally at the Juvenile level. In 2020 and 2019 they earned the Bronze and Silver medals respectively and they were the 2015 and 2018 U.S. National Juvenile Champions.
Hayden Synchronized Skating's Shooting Stars Preliminary team competes regionally while preparing skaters for a move to the Shooting Stars Pre-Juvenile and Juvenile teams. This year’s Preliminary team comprises skaters in the age group of 8 to 12-years-old and live in the greater Boston area.