Helsinki Rockettes continues their momentum by winning the first national qualifications. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)
After a very tight short program competition, the two teams, the winner Helsinki Rockettes and the silver medalist Team Unique took a clear lead in the Senior division. They both had perfect executions and no errors. In Junior competition, Musketeers had the best success. It was enough for the second position whereas Team Fintastic won the gold medal.
After last year´s disappointments, Team Unique proved that they really are in the game again and showed the audience a skillful and emotional program, “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” receiving 146.21 points. In bright blue dresses, they seemed to deeply enjoy their skating and it was rewarded with silver medal when their overall points were 213.70.
Dream Edges Senior didn´t manage as well as were the expectations after a good short program and last season´s good success. They had two falls and they scored 128.61 points in their free program "Seili – the Island of Souls”. The choreography included some very beautiful parts, and there is a lot of potential in their becoming performances. They ended up staying in fourth place with 194.79 points.
Musketeers succeeded perfectly in black and white costumes and skated joyful their program “Steampunk”. With no errors, they earned the best result of the day - 110.45 points - and got the silver medal with a total score of 167.01.
Also, Valley Bay Synchro had three unfortunate falls. Anyway, they managed to stay on the podium with overall points of 163.95. Their program “Wheel of Fortune” brought them 103.44 points.
Team Mystique was fifth. Their free program “Ghost of Me” went quite well, giving them the third best short program points 103.51. In this competition, their total amount of points raised up to 161.78.
This season all the costumes of the Junior teams are remarkably stylish and well-designed, fitting the themes. The chosen music is mostly serious or peaceful; not very many cheerful tones were heard.
Valley Bay Synchronics won the gold medal, scoring 76.10 points. They skated their theme, "Flying," beautifully and airy in light blue-lilac dresses.
To their great delight, Ice Fantasy finished in second place. Their exciting program "Nagini - from circus artist to Voldemort alley" had a good speed and was well presented with a score of 67.94.
CrystalBlades won the bronze medal, only slightly different from their rivals: 67.10 points. Their theme this year is "Embla's story," and they perform it in gilded dresses.
The next qualifying competition in Finland for the ISU teams will take place next month.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish first qualifications 2022
NOV 05, 2022 - NOV 06, 2022
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||217.02|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||213.70|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||196.95|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||172.62|
|3||Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)||163.95|
|2||Team Dynamique (FIN)||76.82|
|1||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||76.10|
|2||Ice Fantasy (FIN)||67.94|