Head coach: Saga Krantz
Assistant Coaches: Eliana Marostica & Ashley Tomich
Skating Program: We are the World
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 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.
2019-2020 Ice Mate athletes range in age from 13 to 18 with hometowns in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. 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 and exhibitions. In past seasons, they have participated in the Pan Mass Challenge - which raises money for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute - and in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - a fundraising walk for Ovarian Cancer. This season the Ice Mates volunteered at the Northern New England Walk N' Roll to Cure Ataxia in support of the National Ataxia Foundation.