Second stage of the Challenger Series - Day 2: what you have to know
The Senior podium (Credits: Lumière Cup - 2022)
The second day of the Lumière Cup - 2nd stage of the Challenger Series - took place on Saturday in the Netherlands.
Representing the USA, Team Image Junior skated away with the silver medal with a total score of 166.48. Skating in bright blue dresses filled with many sparkles, the team skated a strong program with a lot of speed and unison.
Team Cool Dreams (SUI) claimed 3rd place with a total score of 123.59. The team is currently coached by Tanja Schneider and the former Nexxice skater Nadine Bahnholzer, both from Switzerland. Their confident free program showed that the team is back in business.
The second Swiss team, Starlight junior from Zurich, skated a beautiful choreographed free program on the theme "Mountains" with lovely grey and white dresses, finishing 5th.
Skating to the music of the Netflix original movie "The Prom", Les Zazous (FRA) finished 6th.
Once again, all the junior teams had good skated without any big error or fall.
French team Les Zoulous finished 3rd with their emotional free program called "Can you hear me?". Using sign language in the choreography, the team reached a total score of 154.81 points.
Team Ice United (NED) reused their free program from 2020 called "African beats". A highlight of the program was definitely the fact that they had eight skaters who did axels during their Artistic Circle!
The more observant fans will also have noticed that the local teams were absent from the starting lineup. Team Illumination (Sen) and Team Illuminettes (Jun) were quarantined and had to watch the other teams compete on their own ice rink. One of the volunteers had printed the portraits of the skaters, coaches and chaperones to show them that they were thinking of them.
Results - TOP 3
Lumière Cup 2022
JAN 13, 2022 - JAN 16, 2022
|1||Crystal Ice (RUS)||206.15|
|2||Team Image (USA)||166.48|
|3||Cool Dreams (SUI)||123.59|
|1||Team Paradise (RUS)||226.55|
|2||Crystal Ice (RUS)||208.61|