Helsinki Rockettes will unveil "Radio Waves" this weekend


The Helsinki Rockettes finished 4th at the Finlandia Trophy a few weeks ago. / Credits: Janne Koistinen

Finland starts its exciting synchro season this weekend in Espoo. The first National Synchronized Skating Qualifications will be held at Metro Arena on October 27-28, 2018 and the Senior team Helsinki Rockettes will be one of the favorite team.

How do you feel after Finlandia Trophy? 
Helsinki Rockettes: We are happy with what we did on the ice and proud of how bravely we did our program! It was a good start for our season.

Are you satisfied with your results? 
The score wasn’t what we hoped for but it gives us a lot of desire to do better. 

You presented at Finlandia Trophy a very "Frenchy" short program. Why did you choose this theme? 
The music is really powerful and the story behind the music is very strong. We are so happy to have a music that is newly tuned for us and a program that is full of emotions that we get to show to the audience.

How does this program look like you?
The program looks like Helsinki Rockettes because it is strong and feminine and it contains a lot of strong interpretation.

One day only before the first Finnish qualifications, what are you working on? 
We are polishing up our free program and concentrating on the technical sides of both of our programs. It is still early in the season and we are determined to get better with both programs.


Could you speak a little bit about your free program "Radio Waves"? 
Our free program is the opposite of our short program. It is a very many-sided program and a comedy in its own way. It’s a very fun and compelling experience for both the skaters and the audience. The program is very demanding and it gives us so much energy and power.

What are the strengths of this free program? 
The strengths of this program are its versatility and complexity. We have had an amazing opportunity again to work with one of Finland's top choreographers and that is a huge strength because she has always something new for us in store.

Organized by Helsingfors Skridskoklubb, the Finnish synchronized skating teams will compete on Saturday and Sunday in three different categories (Senior, Junior, and Advanced Novice). This year, the goals of the Senior teams are particularly high, as the competition for two places in the 2019 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Helsinki. The competition will be tough.

Results - TOP 3

Finnish first qualifications 2018
Espoo (FIN)
OCT 27, 2018 - OCT 28, 2018

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Finettes (FIN)67.73
2Starlights (FIN)59.42
3Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)55.25

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Team Dynamique (FIN)64.47
2Diamond Edges (FIN)62.17
3Aurora Borealis (FIN)58.76

TEAM Score
1Dream Edges (FIN)183.94
2Team Fintastic (FIN)174.34
3Musketeers (FIN)172.77

TEAM Score
1Marigold IceUnity (FIN)209.20
2Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)208.36
3Team Unique (FIN)207.86