FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, U.S. Figure Skating Headquarters
If you haven’t heard already, I am excited to tell you that Lynn Benson, retired longtime coach of the Haydenettes, will become the first person from synchronized skating to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
A reception, open to the public, will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014, from 5:30-7:30pm, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, prior to the Men’s Short Program competition. The Hall of Fame reception has become a popular reunion for former skating greats, and a popular function for skating fans. Tickets to the reception are $65 and includes two drink tickets, hors d’oeurves and a commemorative gift. The actual induction ceremony will be at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, in Boston, Mass., on-ice, during a resurface of the Men’s Short Program, which begins at 8:00pm on Friday, January 10.
Tickets to the reception can be purchased online here. If you have any questions about the reception, they can be directed to Wallis Romzek, U.S. Figure Skating Giving Programs Manager, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-228-3424.
Attending the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame reception would be a wonderful way to support one of the pioneers of our sport, an amazing woman, and the discipline as a whole. This event is conveniently the evening immediately preceding the Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating competition, and approximately 40 minutes from the Tsongas Arena, for those of you competing or attending. Finally, we are also excited to tell you that the Haydenettes will be performing in the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular at the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 7:00pm. Ticket information is here.
Best wishes to all your teams for a memorable and fun season, and we would love to see as many synchronized coaches and athletes as possible support these events at this year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships!
U.S. Figure Skating
Senior Director, Athlete Development