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 25-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 2018) is their ninth 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 2018 U.S. National Silver Medalists. They represented the U.S. at the 2018 Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenborg, Sweden where they finished second and at the 2018 French Cup in Rouen, France where they finished third. They have represented the US in world competition for six consecutive years (in 2013, 2015, and 2017, at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championship and in 2014, 2016, and 2018 at the ISU Synchronized Skating World Junior Challenge Cup). In recent seasons, they have competed in Mississauga, Canada; Salzburg, Austria; Zagreb, Croatia; Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and Helsinki, Finland.
Hayden Synchronized Skating's novice-level team, the Ice Mates, compete in the third-highest division, skating in regional and national events. They are the 2018 U.S. National 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, section and international competitions. Before U.S. Figure Skating changed the team age requirements, they were one of a few novice teams to compete in Europe. At the 2012 U.S. National Championships, the Ice Mates posted a score of 81.48, which remains the best mark in the novice division.
Hayden Synchronized Skating's intermediate-level athletes, the Star Mates, compete both regionally and nationally. They are the 2018 Eastern Sectional Bronze Medalists and finished fifth at the 2018 US National Championships. 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 teams in the novice or junior divisions.
Hayden Synchronized Skating's juvenile-level athletes, the Mini Mates, compete both regionally and nationally. They are the 2018 Eastern Sectional Silver Medalists and the 2018 U.S. National Gold Medalists. 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 fund raisers and food collection to support 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 in Lexington and a skills session in Marlborough on Saturdays.
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 Boson 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. They practice one day a week in Lexington Massachusetts.