Synchro worlds set to begin Friday in Boston
Team USA to be represented by Haydenettes, Miami University
|The Haydenettes are hoping to make the world podium for the fourth straight season. (Jay Adeff)|
Official practices will begin Wednesday, April 3, with the short program set for Friday, April 5, and the free skate Saturday, April 6. The event will be held on Boston University's campus, with competition and some practice taking place at Agganis Arena and additional practice sessions being held at the Walter Brown Arena.
The World Synchronized Championships will be held for the third time in the United States. The U.S. most recently hosted the event in 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The inaugural competition was held in Minneapolis in 2000.
Icenetwork.com will provide live and on-demand video coverage of the event for Season Pass subscribers. The site will also feature live results, recaps, blogs and photos for all users.
The Haydenettes earned their 14th consecutive berth to the World Synchronized Championships by winning the title, their 21st, at the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Plymouth, Mich. Last year, the Haydenettes earned their third consecutive world bronze medal. The team placed seventh at its international assignment, the French Cup, in early February.
Miami University returns to the World Synchronized Championships for the 10th time, having last competed at the event in 2011. They earned a spot on the world team after finishing second at the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Championships. The RedHawks won silver at the 2013 Leon Lurje Trophy.