April 2008

In control

When Saga Krantz took the reins of the Haydenettes (Lexington, Mass.) from legendary coach Lynn Benson three years ago, expectations for continued greatness came with the territory.

Benson and her senior team had delivered a record 15 U.S. titles since 1988 while establishing a reputation as a well-oiled machine.

From the outside, it appeared Krantz would have her work cut out for her to maintain that level of excellence.

But that's not how she looked at it. Instead of worrying about following in Benson's footsteps, she embraced the challenge.

At the 2008 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Providence, R.I., the Haydenettes re-established themselves as the team to beat with a convincing victory against a strong 10-team field.

Read all about the 2008 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Providence, R.I., in the April issue of SKATING.

Also featured in this issue ...

World is Flatt's

Rachael Flatt cemented herself as one of the top skaters in the U.S. - and internationally - by winning the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Blast from the past

A figure skating treasure chest is being reunited with its owners thanks to a father and son who stumbled upon a home ravaged by the May 18, 1980, volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens.