Hayden Synchronized Skating

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On Ice Coaching Staff

Saga Krantz

Director of Synchronized Skating
Head Coach and Choreographer: Haydenettes and Ice Mates

Saga joined the Hayden Synchronized Skating teams in 2005 as the Head Coach of the Haydenettes and Ice Mates. In 2007 she earned the position of Director of Synchronized Skating. Saga is actively involved with all the teams in the organization. She is currently the Head Coach of the Haydenettes, Lexettes, and Ice Mates.


Erika Hoffman

Head Coach and Choreographer:
Star Mates, Shooting Stars - Preliminary

Erika Hoffman joined the coaching staff in 2007 as a Co-Coach and was named a Head coach in 2011. Erika has extensive experience and a high level of skill in synchronized skating. She skated with the Haydenettes for five years and has 15 years of Synchronized skating experience.

Erika holds a Certified Rating in Synchronized Skating and a Level III Ranking from the PSA. She is also an active member of the USFS Athletes Advisory Committee and US Figure Skating's Board of Directors.

Erika enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with young skaters and loves to see teams grow and develop throughout the season!


Kendra Flanagan

Head Coach and Choreographer:
Mini Mates, Mini Shooting Stars - Preliminary

Kendra joined the coaching staff in 2007 as a Co-Coach and was named a Head Coach in 2009. Kendra has extensive experience and a high level of skill in synchronized skating. She skated for 13 years with Hayden Synchro; 7 of those years as a Haydenette under the direction of both Lynn Benson and Saga Krantz.

Kendra holds a Registered Rating in Synchronized Skating and a Level III Coaches Ranking from the PSA.

Kendra enjoys working with all levels of skaters but loves to see the excitement and pure joy of the younger skaters when they come into the rink or learn something new for the first time!


Elise Larsson

Head Coach and Choreographer:
Shooting Stars - Pre-Juvenile

Elise joined the coaching staff in 2009 as an Assistant Coach and became a Head Coach in 2012. She has skated with Hayden Synchro for nine years; five years as a Haydenette and will begin her third season with Esprit de Corps Adult.

Elise holds a Basic Accreditation from PSA and was the first Lynn Benson Scholarship Award recipient.

Elise enjoys helping skaters develop a love and passion for synchronized skating, like she has.