Three US teams to kick off season this week:
The International Synchronized Skating Season starts with week with the Cup of Berlin in Germany. The United States will be represented by The Crystallettes (Dearborn Figure Skating Club, Dearborn, MI) and the Haydenettes (Hayden Recreation Centre Figure Skating Club, Lexington, MA) in the Senior level competition, and the team Skyliners (The Skating Club of New York, New York City, NY) at the junior level. The Cup of Berlin is scheduled for January 6th-7th at Sportforum Berlin.
The Haydenettes train in Massachusetts and will represent the US for the 17th consecutive season. They won bronze in the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship. The Crystallettes placed 4th at the 2016 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championship.
All three teams are expected to compete at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Rockford, Illinois.