Young Shooting Stars Skating Team Takes Silver at Cape Cod Classic
A Hayden-based synchronized skating team made up of primarily fourth- and fifth-graders from Lexington, took silver in a recent US Figure Skating Association-sanctioned event held in Bourne.
The following write up was provided by a Hayden Synchronized Skating team parent.
Hayden Synchronized Skating's Shooting Stars Preliminary Team took silver in the 17th annual Cape Cod Synchronized Skating Classic, a US Figure Skating Association-sanctioned competition, held Dec. 10 in Bourne.
The Preliminary Division competition drew teams from across the East Coast, each putting 16 skaters on the ice to perform a synchronized routine that is judged based on program, technical execution, skating skills, transitions, performance, choreography and interpretation.
The Shooting Stars Preliminary Team, comprised primarily of fourth- and fifth-graders from Lexington and surrounding towns, competed well for a second place finish.
"We’re so proud of them. They're a great team off to a fabulous start because they work well together and most importantly have fun together,” said Head Coach Erika Hoffman. “We are thrilled that the Shooting Stars were able to compete at the Cape Cod Classic- a full month earlier than their competition debut last season! They came off the ice with big smiles and can't wait to compete again in a few weeks.”
The Shooting Stars have several more competitions this season including the New England Challenge Cup at the Ned O'Brien Ice Rink in Woburn on Jan. 21 and the Eastern Sectional Championships at the end of January in Hershey, Penn.
Hayden Synchonized Skating features more than 200 skaters across 11 teams competing across a variety of age- and skill-levels. They are led by the HaydenettesH, the 2011 World Bronze Medalists and U.S. Figure Skating’s 2011 U.S. National Champions.