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.
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 earling a silver medal and the 2020 Spring Cup in Milan, Italy earning the bronze medal. In 2019 they competed in the Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden where they finished fifth and at the 2019 French Cup in Rouen, France where they finished fifth. They have represented the US 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 Synchronized Skating Teams' Ice Mates compete in regional and national events at the intermediate level these past two seasons, while having competed in the novice division 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.
Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams', the Star Mates, have competed in both the Intermediate and Novice divisions in recent years. They are the current 2020 US National Bronze medalists in the Novice division. in 2018 the Star Mates finished fifth at the 2018 US National Championships in the Intermediate division. Star Mates athletes range in age from 12 to 18 and have hometowns in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Each season, it is the team's mission to earn medals at Sectionals and Nationals while perfecting the skills necessary to move up to higher divisions. The Star Mates give back to the community through volunteer work and have participated in charitable fundraisers both to fight Ovarian Cancer and to support the Jimmy Fund
Hayden Synchronized Skating's juvenile level athletes, the Mini Mates, compete both regionally and nationally. They are the 2020 Eastern Sectional Silver Medalists and the 2020 U.S. National Bronze Medalists. In 2019 they earned a silver medal at the National Championships and they are the 2018 U.S. National Champions. Mini Mates athletes range in age from 10 to 12, practice three times per week, and several on the team will have completed the senior moves in the field test by season end. Each season, it is the team's mission to earn medals at Sectionals and Nationals while perfecting the skills necessary to move up to teams in the intermediate or novice divisions. The Mini Mates give back to the community through volunteer work and have participated in charitable fundraisers and food collection to support Cradles to Crayons, the Lexington Food Pantry, and the Jimmy Fund
Hayden Synchronized Skating's Shooting Stars Pre-Juvenile team competes regionally while preparing skaters for a move to our National Competing Teams. Skaters are girls and boys who are typically 8 to 13-years-old and mostly live in the greater Boston area. They attend team practices twice each week.
Hayden Synchronized Skating's Shooting Stars Preliminary team competes regionally while preparing skaters for a move to the Shooting Stars Pre-Juvenile team. Skaters are girls and boys who are typically 8 to 12-years-old and mostly live in the greater Boston area.
The Mini Shooting Stars-Beginner team skates in the Synchro Skills division and competes in local competitions. The skaters are 8 to 11 years old and come from the greater Boston area. Coaching focuses equally on teaching the five basic elements of synchronized skating (circle, intersection, block, line and wheel) and improving each skater's individual skills. It is the team's mission to learn and perform their program, improving at each performance. Often this team is a skater’s first experience with synchronized skating and it is expected to take 1-2 years on this team for each skater to develop the skills and strength necessary to move up to the preliminary division.