Great competition in Finland: here are the results
Team Mystique made a strong impression this weekend in the Junior division. (S.J. Photos - 2021)
About 40 synchro teams competed this weekend in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. After a year of waiting due to the Covid pandemic, the competitive atmosphere was there, and the skaters were eager to skate in front of an audience again.
The Helsinki Rockettes presented their new free program "Digital Twin", a radically different performance than their short program and it really shows the range of skills of this team. With a wide variety of music, the Rockettes transported the audience into the world of technology. They achieved the highest score of the competition (139.12) and finished 2nd, just one point behind Team Unique.
It doesn't seem like Dream Edges Senior is a new team, as the fluidity and harmony of their skating were present on the ice Sunday evening. Their program "Romance", which tells a love story between two women, was skated with intelligence and delicacy. The team is getting closer and closer to the top of the ranking and finished 4th with 199.17 points.
Lumineers skated to "Chernobyl", their new free program that depicts history's most devastating nuclear accident. The team retold very well this tragic event on the ice, wearing gray costumes. They earned 128.02 for their program and 190.95 overall.
Junior Free Program
Third after the short programs on Saturday, the Musketeers finally won the silver medal in Helsinki. So the 2021-22 season looks good for the "Magic Carpet", which has been improved in the last months after its first presentation last year. The program is clean, very creative and full of exciting elements, giving 108.94 points and 170.01 overall.
After a very powerful short program, the free program was more complicated than expected for Dream Edges Junior. After a very nice start of the programme with creative acrobatics, the team had several falls (-3.00 deductions). Their program "Alchemy" gave them a total score of 91.74.
It was a weekend to forget for Team Fintastic. The team maintained their 5th place earned after the short program, but had a lot of falls on Sunday and finished 7th in the free program competition with a score of 148.07.
More generally, the junior competition was very intense and presented some very good and interesting programs. For sure, the next few weeks will give the teams the opportunity to improve these performances and thus avoid unfortunate falls (especially in intersections) and mistakes.
Novice - group 2
This time Valley Bay Synchronics won the gold medal with an excellent total score of 81.41 points. This is a great result for this Espoo team skating this year to "Sinfonian synty".
CrystalBlades was the third on the podium with their "Rock Tour" program, which brought them 70.66 points.
The next qualifying competition in Finland for the ISU teams will take place in just over a month.
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|