The Haydenettes of Lexington successfully defended their US Synchronized Skating title Saturday night as they led the Hayden Synchro Teams to six medals in the final event of US Figure Skating’s 2011 Championships, according to a release.
The Haydenettes' victory was a record 19th US title and qualified the team for the ISU’s World Synchronized Championships, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland April 8-9th, 2011.
Hayden Synchro qualified six teams for the US Championships, which took place in Ontario, Ca.
The contingent of six teams included the Mini Mates, winner of the bronze medal competing in the Juvenile Division; the Ice Mates who also were a repeat winner of the gold medal in the Novice Division; the Junior Division Lexettes capturing their fourth successive bronze medal and two Esprit de Corps teams competing in the Adult and Masters Divisions that added their two gold medals to the Hayden weekend medal bounty.
“This was a great weekend for the Hayden Synchro organization and the skaters on our teams,” said Bill Fauver, executive director of the Hayden Synchro Teams and himself a former pairs skater and U.S. Olympian.
“Coach Saga Krantz will now get feedback from US Figure Skating, as well as from her team of coaches, as she begins the final preparation and practices to prepare the Haydenettes for the challenge to once again mount the World Medal podium.”
Each Hayden Synchro team, including the Haydenettes can be seen at the annual Hayden Ice Show, which will be held at the Hayden Arena May 13-15, 2011.