Team Paradise (RUS) returned to the top of the podium!
Team Paradise (RUS) claimed the gold medal, their first victory finish since the pandemic. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2021)
The synchronized skating audience of Metro-Areena in Espoo, Finland, received a wonderful reward for their patience as six skilled teams presented their stunning short programs after a long break. This time, the best team was Team Paradise, from Russia, which opened this season’s winning scores with 75.39 points.
Adapted to the very feminine style of the team, the short program of the Helsinki Rockettes (FIN), "Femme Fatale", was presented for the first time. The performance convinced the jury who awarded the team 70.38 points and the second place. The skaters skated beautifully in red and black dresses and made no mistakes.
Marigold IceUnity (FIN) found last season's short program, "Nordic Spirit", so inspiring that they decided to keep it again this season. Skating in dresses that fit the theme perfectly, the team earned 63.08 points and 4th place. Unfortunately, there was a fall in the intersection.
Dream Edges Senior, the brand new senior team from Finland, made their long-awaited debut; they are not yet among the top teams but presented a fresh and courageous performance with young skaters. The short program "Prodigy" included a rhythmic and interesting choreography. The team obtained 50.95 points and 6th place.
Nevertheless, there were plenty of spectators in the arena, and especially a lot of noise and shouting; the audience really seemed to enjoy the competition. It was also a pleasure to see the three medal-winning teams return to the ice at the end for the victory ceremony.
Results - TOP 3
Finlandia Trophy 2021
OCT 08, 2021 - OCT 10, 2021
|1||Team Paradise (RUS)||75.39|
|2||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||70.38|
|3||Team Unique (FIN)||69.47|