May 2010

They did it!

When Finnish-born Saga Krantz took over the most successful synchronized skating program in the United States in May 2005, the then 25-year-old vowed to one day put the Haydenettes on the World podium.

After fourth-place finishes in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009, the team from Lexington, Mass., has finally arrived.

The 2010 U.S. champions put together two exhilarating and error-free performances to capture the bronze medal at the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 9-10. The Crystallettes from Dearborn, Mich., making their first appearance at the World Championships since 2004, finished ninth.

Read a recap of the 2010 World Synchronized Championships in the May issue of SKATING.

Also featured in this issue ...

Silver lining
by Jean-Christophe Berlot and Kama Korvela

At the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships in Torino, Italy, March 22-28, Meryl Davis and Charlie again battled their Canton, Mich., training mates Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada for gold, but as at the Olympics, fell just short despite their winning Phantom of the Opera free dance.


Behind the scenes
by Amy Rosewater

Heidi Thibert will be honored for her efforts to promote scientific studies with coaching on June 17 at the National Coaching Educators' Conference in Savannah, Ga.


KIDZ ZONE

Cover Correction

On the cover of the May issue of SKATING magazine, there's an error. Under "Inside," it should read "Davis and White claim silver in Torino." A correction will also run in the June/July issue of SKATING magazine. Editor Troy Schwindt apologizes for the error.