2020 - 2021 Ice Mates Academy
Head coach: Lee Chandler
Assistant Coaches: Saga Krantz and Ashley Tomich
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 2020-2021 Ice Mate athletes range in age from 13 to 17 with hometowns in Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The team's mission each season is to earn a U.S. National medal and to prepare athletes with the skills required to move to the junior division. The Ice Mates give back to the community through volunteer work. In the past two years, the Ice Mates have volunteered at the Northern New England Walk N' Roll to Cure Ataxia in support of the National Ataxia Foundation