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Lecture: History of Synchronized Skating with Saga Krantz

Join Finlandia Foundation of Boston as they welcome Saga Krantz, a former competitive synchronized skater from Finland, and coach of  Head coach and choreographer of the Haydenettes synchronized skating team.

Synchronized skating is a popular discipline around the world but especially in the U.S. and in Finland. From its early ” precision skating” days when it resembled a precision dance company such as The Rockettes, it has evolved rapidly around the World! For many years the top positions have been dominated by Finland due to their incredible training system. But at this year’s Worlds in Helsinki Finland (April 2019) you will no doubt see several other countries like Russia, Canada, and U.S. wanting that podium spot. Videos from both past and present events will be shown and a quick look at the today’s training system in synchronized skating will be discussed.

Sunday, March 24th | 4pm | Free; donations welcome to support free programming

MORE ABOUT SAGA: Saga joined the Hayden Synchronized Skating teams in 2005 as the Head Coach of the Haydenettes and Ice Ma-tes. In 2007 she earned the position of Director of Synchro-nized 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. Saga has led the Haydenettes to six U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship titles and four World Synchronized Skating Championships bronze medals.