What a great feeling to feel the thrill of competition again
The Helsinki Rockettes were back on the ice on Saturday evening. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2021)
After a long year without any events, the synchronized skating season was launched on Saturday night in Finland. A long-awaited and high-level kick-off!
To see the public (partially masked, of course) reinstall their polar blanket when the officials were announced...
And then to see the skaters entering the ice, after almost a year and a half of break, presenting a new program with new costumes...
How good it feels!!
Colour also for the next team, the Helsinki Rockettes, who played the seductress in elegant red dresses. With long hair and high charisma, there is no doubt that the season is also looking good for this team led by Kaisa Arrateig, who was smiling at the ice edge.
Anu Oksanen, the main coach of the Marigold IceUnity, also shared the same emotion. Hidden behind her beautiful mask (blue like her team's dresses), Anu was also a pleasure to see again on the Kiss&Cry after her team's program.
If, of course, we recognized some well-known faces, new skaters gave the teams a new freshness and the pleasant feeling to say that everything is possible. Team Unique is a good example. This time, its energy and power have been able to transport the public in a very soft and emotional atmosphere.
We did it!
Dream Edges made its debut in the international synchro world on Saturday evening. And even if the tension was palpable, the skaters succeeded in the challenge with a totally crazy short program full of creative elements and features. We obviously recognize the touch of their talented coach Siiri Eskelinen.
A new season is starting. After these difficult months away from our sport, everything seems to be going strong again. We did it! Let's hope it continues!