One skating club got all the gold medals!
The Novice team Finettes in their program “The Ghost of the Internet”. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2022)
Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi (HTK) was the most successful skating club in the second national qualifications this weekend in Espoo, Finland. They claimed all the gold medals as Helsinki Rockettes in Seniors, Team Fintastic in Juniors and Finettes in Novice category won their competitions.
This time Marigold IceUnity succeeded in showing the full potential of their free program “The Elements”. Showing a very focused performance, they earned the best TES (77.18), and they got 149.13 points for their free program, finishing with 220.20 overall – a huge improvement compared to the first qualification (196.95). This result secured them second place.
Dream Edges Senior improved their scores in the free program from the first qualification (128.66) and got 137.33. Their touching program, “Seili – the Island of Souls,” is based on the sad true history of the mistreatment and rejection of sick and unwanted individuals - mostly women outside the Community. They ended in 4th place with 206.13 points.
Dream Edges Junior skated their free program “Well Oiled Machine”, and so it was – like a complex machine where every part was in the right place. They skated away with the silver medal with a total score of 181.75 points. This result shows that the club still has a great junior team, even though many skilled skaters joined their Senior team last season.
Musketeers finished in third place after a free program, “Steampunk,” that brought them 109.59 points. They didn´t make any big mistakes, and their performance was very much like in the first qualification, with scores too (110.45). Their overall result was 174.34.
The good performance of Reflections on Saturday was no change because the team kept on with success and placed 4th after the free program “Ghost”. For that, they gathered 104.46 points and the final score was 165.10.
Team Mystique placed fifth. Their free program “Ghost of Me” got 100.03 points, and their total amount of points raised to 160.43.
This competition was good practice for the Lumière Cup next weekend in Eindhoven, Netherlands. There they will meet there the team Chrysalides from France.
Finettes skated their modern theme, “The Ghost of the Internet,” in blue dresses. They had some slight inaccuracies in their performance but the whole was executed very well and they got the gold medal earning 79.36 points.
Team Dynamique was second. They have a very varying program “Street Mime” and they skated it entertainingly and expressively according to the music having a total score of 78.32 points. They had a good flow and skillful details and they seemed to enjoy their skating a lot.
The bronze medalists Starlights have a very “mature” program “Golden Eagle”. The program is well-assembled and costumes and hand movements are expressing the theme nicely. They had a fall just before the intersection, so they lost some crucial points but they gathered good scores 74.51.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish second qualifications 2022
DEC 03, 2022 - DEC 04, 2022
|1||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||73.05|
|3||Ice Fantasy (FIN)||71.34|
|2||Team Dynamique (FIN)||78.32|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||222.06|
|2||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||220.20|
|3||Team Unique (FIN)||211.48|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||189.85|
|2||Dream Edges (FIN)||181.75|