Tight competition in all divisions in Helsinki
Dream Edges Junior returns to the top of the rankings this season. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2023)
This weekend it is time for the second qualification competition of ISU synchronized skating in Finland, Helsinki. On Saturday, the group 2 of Novice teams skated their free programs, Seniors and Juniors competed with their short programs. The competition in every division was extremely tight, only a few tenths separate the top teams from each other.
Both teams excelled in their programs. Helsinki Rockettes skated their theme “Liberation” with a good speed and power and without any hesitation. Decorative costumes emphasized the atmosphere of the program. However, Team Unique had a stronger performance. They had a good self-confidence in their versatile “Let It Be” program full of interesting details and they made no mistakes. Team Unique leads the competition with 75.30 points, Helsinki Rockettes is just behind them having a score of 75.12.
Lumineers again showed their consistent style and with their beautiful and emotional program “Invisible Child” they came in fourth place with 66.85 points, only less than one point behind Marigold IceUnity.
Of course, several other junior teams also competed brilliantly, presenting their short programs on Saturday.
The winner of the day was skillful and strong Valley Bay Synchronics. They claimed the gold medals earning a great score of 82.21. Starlights was second. Their beautiful program called ”Wish upon a shooting star” got 81.43 points. The bronze medalist was Diamond Edges. Their “Young Queen Elisabeth II” was an elegant performance and earned a total score of 76.65.