An important weekend in Finland with the Nationals
Dream Edges Junior - Short program. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2023)
The Finnish National Championships in synchronized skating is in progress in Helsinki this weekend. After a very exciting short program competition, Helsinki Rockettes is leading the competition with 77.87 points. Dream Edges Junior was the best in their division.
The Nationals winner will claim a place in the World Championships as Team Finland 1. In selecting Team Finland 2, the average of the top two overall results during the season (one subordinated to the Finnish Figure Skating Federation and the other may be ISU competition) is calculated. The overall score of the senior Nationals is added to the average. So, the team with the highest aggregate points will be selected.
The statistics before the Nationals are led by the reigning Finnish champion Helsinki Rockettes (230.21), then Marigold IceUnity (224.63) and Team Unique in third place (222.27).
On Saturday, Dream Edges Junior claimed a tight lead in the short program with a total score of 70.61. Team Fintastic is not far behind. Their strong program “Thunderbird” received 70.08 points and they are second due to one fall in the No Hold element. Musketeers skated without mistakes, but their program “Imagine” couldn´t beat the leading teams. With 68.10 points, they are in third position.
Lumineers is the only team in Elite 12
Finettes skated their theme, “The Ghost of the Internet” with good confidence. They made no mistakes and they got the gold medals earning 92.85 points. The silver medalists Starlights also succeeded very well in their program “Golden Eagle”. With very expressive performance they gathered good scores of 90.80. Team Dynamique was third. Their vivid “Street Mime” program got 83.60 points, and they skated it with a good flow. One fall reduced their final score.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish National Championships 2023
FEB 25, 2023 - FEB 26, 2023
|3||Team Dynamique (FIN)||83.60|
|1||Team Unique (FIN)||235.12|
|2||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||233.80|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||227.78|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||195.21|
|2||Dream Edges (FIN)||191.29|
|3||Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)||184.83|