Two U.S. teams to compete at world synchros

Haydenettes, RedHawks travel to Budapest for worlds

The Haydenettes will travel to Rouen, France to compete at the French Cup.
The Haydenettes will travel to Rouen, France to compete at the French Cup. (Mickey Brown)


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(03/26/2008) - Two U.S. synchronized skating teams will vie for the sport's top international prize March 26-28 at the 2008 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The Haydenettes and Miami University, the gold and silver medalists at the 2008 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, respectively, will represent the U.S. at the competition.

The short program will take place Friday, March 28, with the free skate following Saturday, March 29.

The field consists of 22 teams from 17 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.


The Haydenettes (Hayden Recreation Centre FSC) will make their ninth consecutive appearance at the World Synchronized Skating Championships. The team's best finish at the competition is fourth, a placement it has achieved four times, including last year. The team will skate its short program to "Lady Burglars" from the motion picture soundtrack Mr. and Mrs. Smith and its free skate to "French Riviera" and "Hotel Martinez."

Miami University returns to the World Synchronized Skating Championships for the seventh time in hopes of repeating the success it had last year, when it won the U.S.'s first-ever World medal, a silver. The RedHawks' short program is set to "My Discarded Men" by Eartha Kitt, and their free skate is titled "Urban Jungle."


Haydenettes (Hayden Recreation Centre FSC)
Miami University (Miami University)

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U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of approximately 1,425 member clubs and Basic Skills programs representing nearly 184,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States, including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.