Team Unique and Team Mystique are leading Finland's first qualification competition in Helsinki
Team Unique finished first after the short programs. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2021)
The entire ice rink rejoiced along with the skaters when this competition with 39 teams was finally allowed to take place on Saturday. One of the happiest was Mirjami Penttinen, the coach of Team Unique (HSK) and Team Mystique (HSK): “I have secretly hoped for the last 21 years that both my teams would be winners in the same competition. Now it came true”. Team Finettes (HTK) won the Novice competition on Saturday. The second group of Novices will skate on Sunday.
Marigold IceUnity (HL) got second place. Their peaceful program “Nordic Spirit” was already admired last season, and this time they skated it perfectly and earned 72,92 points.
The newcomer team Dream Edges Senior (Kaari) succeeded splendidly, had an astounding speed in their program “Prodigy,” and with 66.19 points got fourth place. Lumineers (ESS) had one unlucky fall in the No Hold Element, but otherwise, they skated beautifully. Their program “Dance Macabre” got points 62.93 and fifth place.
Junior Short Program
Even though the team Dream Edges Junior (Kaari) had rejuvenated considerably, it had maintained its good level. They skated to an old touching spiritual song, "A child's road in the wilderness of the earth" (unofficial translation). They were second, earning a total score of 62.06.
Not far behind is Valley Bay Syncro (EsJt) with 60,76 points and Team Fintastic (HTK) 60,32 points, so the free program competition on Sunday evening will be extremely exciting!
Fourteen junior teams in total are competing this weekend.
Starlights (HL) took the silver medal with their "Desert Spirits" program, earning 84.53 points. Diamond Edges (Kaari) was third. Their mysterious program "Ouija" brought them 66.53 points.
This first group included ten Novice teams in total. Nine more will skate on Sunday afternoon and present their free programs.
The competition continues on Sunday at 3:00 pm, local time in Helsinki.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish first qualifications 2021
NOV 06, 2021 - NOV 07, 2021
|3||Diamond Edges (FIN)||66.53|
|1||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||81.41|
|2||Team Dynamique (FIN)||77.30|
|1||Team Mystique (FIN)||177.85|
|3||Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)||167.25|
|1||Team Unique (FIN)||211.24|
|2||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||210.42|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||207.80|