2023 - 2024 Ice Mates Academy
Head Coach: Saga Krantz
Assistant Coaches: Ashley Tomich and Lee Chandler
Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams' Ice Mates are the 2023 US National Silver Medalists and the 2022 US National Pewter Medalists in the Novice Division and the 2019 and 2020 U.S. National Champions in the Intermediate division. In addition, they are 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 2023-2024 Ice Mate athletes range in age from 13 to 17 with hometowns all over Massachusetts. 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.