Marigold IceUnity takes the lead after the short programs


Marigold IceUnity (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2021)

The Neuchâtel Trophy got off to a strong start on Friday evening in the presence of spectators. Here's what happened in senior division!

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The senior category started with Starlight Elite. Despite a fall in a block, the Swiss team skated a clean and emotional program (ded -1). Score after the short program: 51.00

Team Berlin 1 once again proved their good shape! After its victory two weeks ago in Austria at the Mozart Cup, the skaters presented their program "Ich bin ein Berliner", totalling 56.48 points.

Spanish fans made noise when their senior team, Team Fusion, took the ice. The Madrid team managed to collect 38.45 points in total with their short program.

Due to several competition cancellations, many international teams have chosen at the last moment to participate in the Neuchâtel Trophy, making this event one of the most important of the season.

The Russian skaters of Team Paradise arrived on the ice with a smile and seemed relaxed. Their famous "Bamboleo" was brilliantly done and gave the ice rink a festive and colourful atmosphere. In their yellow and green dresses, the famous team which won several world titles collected an excellent score of 76.83 points.

It all started well for Team Illumination, from the Netherlands, who skated their short program with energy. But then, several falls occurred at the end of the program in the Moves element (deductions -5). Score: 36.37

Adrian College (USA) then skated a lyrical program flawlessly and with great energy in blue dresses. Team USA was awarded 53.09 points.

Team Phoenix from Belgium performed a beautiful interpretation of their program on the theme of "wolves". In gray dresses and with a skater in black, the team scored 34.76 points with one point deduction for a fall.

United Angels took to the ice to skate a clean program. The German team performed well and was once again able to show their huge improvement (score: 41.48).

This first day of competition ended in style with the two Finnish senior teams.

Team Unique skated their “Merci” program with emotion. The lyrics resonated even louder for the fans in this French-speaking region. The famous team finished in provisional third place with a score of 75.66.

Indeed, the first place was reserved for the last team to skate... Marigold IceUnity. The Finnish team exploded the score by skating a very good short program and collecting 80.20 points.

Results - TOP 3

Neuchâtel Trophy 2022
Neuchâtel (SUI)
FEB 10, 2022 - FEB 12, 2022

Mixed Age
TEAM Score
1Snowflakes (SUI)53.66
2United Blades (SUI)46.25
3Ice Storms (SUI)38.63

Junior B
TEAM Score
1Team Berlin (GER)60.67
2Team Emerald (SUI)50.15

TEAM Score
1Musketeers (FIN)201.82
2Northernettes (USA)173.30
3Starlights (USA)158.83

TEAM Score
1Team Paradise (RUS)234.42
2Marigold IceUnity (FIN)230.54
3Team Unique (FIN)225.06