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The Haydenettes in 2006.
Team information
Country represented  United States
Home town Lexington, MA, United States
Coach Saga Krantz
Skating club Hayden Figure Skating Club
Level Senior
World standing 7 (As of 14 March 2016)[1]
Season's bests 8 (2014–15)
8 (2013–14)
5 (2012–13)
3 (2011–12)
4 (2010–11)
3 (2009–10)
4 (2008–09)
6 (2007–08)
6 (2006–07)
7 (2005–06)
ISU team best scores
Combined total 217.51
2004 Neuchâtel Trophy
Short program 78.62
2010 Worlds
Free skate 142.94
2004 Neuchâtel Trophy

The Haydenettes are a senior-level synchronized skating team representing Hayden Figure Skating Club. They are four-time bronze medalists at the World Synchronized Skating Championships, earning the title in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Formed in 1979 by Lynn Benson, the Haydenettes are the most successful synchronized skating team in U.S. history, with 23 U.S. National titles.

The team[edit]

Members of the Haydenettes are required to have mastered advanced figure skating skills, including senior level moves, strong dance test levels and at least novice freestyle.[2] The Hayden teams draw skaters from around the world, though the teams are composed primarily of skaters from the greater Boston area. The Haydenettes practice at both the Hayden Recreation Center[3] in Lexington, Massachusetts, and the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Synchronized skating is sanctioned by U. S. Figure Skating (USFS)[4][5] and the International Skating Union (ISU),[6] the two governing bodies for all skating events in the U.S. and internationally, respectively.

Associated teams[edit]

Hayden Figure Skating Club fields currently twelve divisions in synchronized skating that compete under sanctioning by USFSA. Each of the teams appear in various ice shows, exhibitions and other events around the country. The Hayden Synchro Teams are well known not only for their skating, but for their philanthropy.[7]

Hayden Figure Skating Club has eight synchronized skating teams at nine competitive levels and three adult levels:[7]

  1. Mini Shooting Stars, Beginner
  2. Shooting Stars, Preliminary
  3. Shooting Stars, Pre-Juvenile
  4. Mini Mates, Juvenile
  5. Star Mates, Intermediate
  6. Ice Mates, Novice
  7. Lexettes, Junior
  8. Metroettes, Collegiate
  9. Haydenettes, Senior
  10. Esprit de Corps, Adult
  11. Esprit de Corps, Masters
  12. Esprit de Corps, Open Adult


The Haydenettes are coached by Saga Krantz, Kendra Flanagan, Erika Hoffman, and Sam Mortimer.

Saga Krantz[edit]

A resident of Boston, Saga Krantz has been head coach for the Haydenettes since 2005. From 2000 to 2004, Krantz was director of Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi (HTK) in Helsinki, Finland. Under Krantz's coaching, the HTK senior team Rockettes won World silver, Finnish National gold and silver medals and the junior team Team Fintastic won Finnish National gold medal. Saga Krantz was also recognized as the 2008 PSA Synchronized Coach of the Year. Krantz speaks Finnish, English, and Swedish.

Deirdre Wilson[edit]

A resident of Rindge, New Hampshire, Deirdre Wilson is head coach for the adult teams. Between 1992 and 1998, Wilson was Head Coach for the Great Bay Figure Skating Club, and prior to that she skated as a member of the Haydenettes between 1988 and 1992. Wilson holds eleven U.S. National Titles (1989, 1991, 1992 x 2, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005) and is a 25-time U.S. National Competitor (1984–2008).


The Haydenettes practice for about 8.5 hours on ice per week during the school year, with an average for the year of 10 hours per week. Additionally, the Haydenettes hold at least two off-ice practices per week. Prior to a competition, the team practice time is increased to 12 hours per week.[8]

Competitive results[edit]

The Haydenettes are 22-time National champions, eleven-time ISU World Championship competitors, and four-time ISU World Bronze Medalists. The Haydenettes have represented the U.S. in every World Championship since the International Skating Union (ISU) sanctioned the first World Championship event in 2000. The team's success has earned it the nickname "The Haydenettes Dynasty." [9]

During 2003, the Haydenettes led a contingent of three teams to France where they won The French Cup for the U.S. In addition, the United States contingent won The Nations Cup, awarded to the highest scoring country in this competition.[10] Their awards include the Bronze medal in the 2005 Prague Cup and the Silver medal in the 2004 Neuchâtel Trophy in Switzerland.

The Haydenettes were the 2010 national champions with a score of 231.14, the highest-ever posted to date at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships by nearly 18 points. They went on to win the bronze medal at the World Championships held in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2010. The team won their second bronze at the 2011 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. They earned their third World bronze in 2012 in Gothenburg and fourth consecutive World bronze in Boston in 2013.

Competitive results (1999–2009)[edit]

Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
U.S. Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd
Source [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12]
Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
World Championships 5th 5th 4th 5th 4th 4th 7th 4th 5th 4th
Source [12] [12] [12] [12] [12] [12] [12] [12] [12] [12]
Cup of Berlin 4th
Source [12][13]
French Cup 1st 1st 5th 3rd
Source [12] [12][13] [12][13] [12][13]
Neuchâtel Trophy 2nd
Source [12][14]
Prague Cup 3rd 4th
Source [15] [12][13]
Spring Cup 2nd 3rd
Source [12][13] [12][13]

Competitive results (2009–14)[edit]

Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
U.S. Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
Source [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [11][12] [16]
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013-14
World Championships 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 7th
Source [12] [12] [12] [12][13] [17]
Cup of Berlin 3rd
Source [12][13]
French Cup 7th 5th
Source [12][18] [19]
London Synchrofest International 2nd
Source [12][20]
Neuchâtel Trophy 2nd
Source [12][21]


Season Short Program[22] Free Skating[22]
2012–13 "Run this Town" by Jay-Z feat. Kanye West & Rihanna Dirty Dancing soundtrack
2011–12 "Dancing with the Muse" by Chris Spheeris Lady Gaga medley
2010–11 "Twilight" and "Ritmo de la Noche" by Safri Duo Burlesque Soundtrack
2009–10 "A Wonderful World" by Sarah Brightman Music from the West Side Story soundtrack.
2008–09 "Libertango" by Bond and Piazzolla Selections from the Forbidden Kingdom movie soundtrack.


  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Synchronized Skating". International Skating Union. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-04-10. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Hayden Rec Center web site
  4. ^ USFS Synchronized Skating
  5. ^ About the USFS
  6. ^ ISU Governing Rules
  7. ^ a b Haydenettes Home Page
  8. ^ Ice Network
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Haydenettes web site
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2013 U.S. FIGURE SKATING SYNCHRONIZED SKATING MEDIA GUIDE" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao Note: Click "COMPETITIVE HISTORY":
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Haydenettes". Fédération française des sports de glace. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  14. ^ "Neuchatel Trophy". Swiss Ice Skating. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  15. ^ "2005 Prague Cup". U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  16. ^ "Senior Championship". Ice Network. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  17. ^ The first site shows the official 2014 WSSC results, the second is an article by U.S. Figure Skating about the competition:
  18. ^ "FRENCH CUP 2013 – SENIOR – Result". Fédération française des sports de glace. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  19. ^ "Results" (in French). Fédération française des sports de glace. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  20. ^ "Freedom 55 Financial London SynchroFest International 2011" (PDF). Skate Canada. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  21. ^ "Neuchâtel-Trophy 2012". Swiss Ice Skating. 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  22. ^ a b Note: Click "TEAM NOTES":

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