Two countries grabbed the lead in Short Programs
Skyliners Junior competing with their emotional short program in Austria.
The Mozart Cup 2022 started on Friday in Salzburg, Austria. Teams from the United States unsurprisingly dominated the junior competition, while the senior category was more competitive.
U.S. teams dominate the junior event
Second after the short program, their fellow Hockettes presented their version of the "Greatest Showman" in sparkling red dresses. The team skated with a beautiful unison and brought a festive spirit to the rink. Upon hearing their score (57.47), the Hockettes exploded with joy on the Kiss & Cry.
The three Czech teams entered finished very close to each other, finishing between 4th and 6th place with only 1.23 points difference between them (see scores at the end of the article).
- Harmonia had great energy on the ice. Despite two bad falls at the beginning of the program and a deduction of 3.50 points.
- Kometa came on the ice with black costumes in front and white in back, which brought a very interesting dimension to the performance.
- The Gemini team skated to "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid. This powerful and fast music piece suited this team dressed in blue and black dresses.
Finally, the Austrian team Colibris Vienna skated to the song "I'm still standing" in very colourful costumes.
Last team to compete, United Angels (GER) started their second international competition of the season with an excellent score: 56.66. Dressed in interestingly designed outfits, the team from Stuttgart skated their promising new short program with grace and confidence.
Team Ice on Fire decided at the very last moment to leave for the Mozart Cup. Luckily, the team, which trains in the north of Italy in Trento, is only a little over 4 hours away by bus! On Friday, the team delivered a touching short program, although they fell at the very beginning in the moves. They scored 49.37 points.
After having been forced to give up the Lumière Cup at the beginning of January due to Covid cases, Team Illumination from the Netherlands made a comeback on Friday in Austria. The team skated a dynamic short program without any major errors, earning 47.20 points.
Team Darlings skated their short program. The Czech team skated clean elements and collected three Level 3 and two Level 2 for a total of 46.57.
The Mozart Cup will continue on Saturday with the Advanced Novices teams and the Junior and Senior Free programs.
Results - TOP 3
Mozart Cup 2022
JAN 28, 2022 - JAN 30, 2022
|3||Fond du Lac Blades (USA)||159.13|
|1||Team Berlin 1 (GER)||186.26|
|3||United Angels (GER)||158.48|
|2||Cool Dreams (SUI)||53.25|
|3||Munich Destiny (GER)||45.22|