New programs revealed


Team Fintastic at the beginning of the program. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)

This weekend is the start of the first national qualifiers for the Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior teams in Finland. Here is what happened on the first day.

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The competition started with the first group of Novices. The Finettes, little sisters of the Helsinki Rockettes, finished with the gold medal and an excellent score of 81.93. The young skaters performed their new program, "The Ghost Of The Internet," for the first time. 

Team Dynamique got the 2nd place with "Street Mime", the theme of their program this year. Starlights took the silver medal with "The Golden Eagle", a performance presented for the first time to the public on Saturday.

Nine teams from across the country were competing in this group. Ten more Novice teams will skate on Sunday in a new competition.

The Novice podium (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)

Team Fintastic is leading the Junior competition. The team skated their new program "Thunderbird" in elegant shiny black dresses. The beginning of the program has a very interesting choreography. With 65.02 points, Fintastic is almost four points ahead of their opponents after this first day. 

Dream Edges finished 2nd after the short programs and Valley Bay Synchro skated a very harmonious program to "He lives in you" from The Lion King. 

Team Mystique is currently placed 4th after their program "Untouchable". Musketeers and Reflections follow in the standings. 

In total, 14 junior teams are skating in this category this weekend. The free programs will be held on Sunday. 

Team Unique - Short program (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)

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Finally, in the Seniors, the short programs' competition was very close. Indeed, less than three points separate the first team from the fourth. 

The Helsinki Rockettes (already winners of the Finlandia Trophy last month) achieved the best score with their program "Breathe" (68.91). The team won the competition thanks to their good scores in the components of the program, among others. 

Team Unique finished 2nd with "It ain't over", their new short program presented in red dresses (67.49). Marigold IceUnity finished 3rd with its dramatic performance called "Who's there?" (67.29) and Dream Edges finished 4th after a very clean program on "The Shackles of Gender" (66.18). 

Results - TOP 3

Finnish first qualifications 2022
Lahti (FIN)
NOV 05, 2022 - NOV 06, 2022

TEAM Score
1Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)217.02
2Team Unique (FIN)213.70
3Marigold IceUnity (FIN)196.95

TEAM Score
1Team Fintastic (FIN)172.62
2Musketeers (FIN)167.01
3Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)163.95

TEAM Score
1Finettes (FIN)81.93
2Team Dynamique (FIN)76.82
3Starlights (FIN)75.91

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)76.10
2Ice Fantasy (FIN)67.94
3CrystalBlades (FIN)67.10

Elite 12
TEAM Score
1Lumineers (FIN)171.10