California Cup 2019: USA claimed the gold medals in the Short Programs


In their grey new costumes, the Haydenettes (USA) won the Senior division. (Credits photos archives: Mihail Lefler)

The first ISU Challenger Series competition, California Cup, is taking place in Irvine, California, USA. Teams from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Australia are a part of the inaugural event.

Junior: Skyliners, Team Mystique and Starlights on the provisional podium
After the junior short event, Skyliners junior (USA) edged Team Mystique (FIN) by less than a point away from the top.

Starlights junior (USA) finished in third place after skating a theatrical performance of Cinderella.

After executing eye-catching three person connected 170 spirals, Nexxice junior (CAN) is sitting in fourth place.

Iceskateers Elite (AUS) finished in fifth place after performing an upbeat “Riverdance” program.

Senior: Haydenettes won the short program competition
The senior short event was an intense competition featuring seven fierce teams from across the globe.

Only one team broke into the 70s and it was the Haydenettes (USA), who are leading the competition after performing their emotional Celine Dion program.

Helsinki Rockettes (FIN) are sitting in second place after grabbing the audience’s attention during their “Emergency” short program.

Les Supremes and Nova, both from Canada, finished in third and fourth place respectively.

Skyliners (USA) landed in fifth place after a dramatic “Warrior” program.

Lumineers (FIN) skated into sixth place and are looking to move up the ranks tomorrow.

And coming all the way from Australia, Ice Storm finished in seventh place. 

Be sure to tune into the second day of the first ISU Challenger Series tomorrow.

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Results - TOP 3

California Cup
Irvine, CA (USA)
NOV 06, 2019 - NOV 09, 2019

TEAM Score
1Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)211.57
2Haydenettes (USA)203.60
3Les Suprêmes (CAN)191.58

TEAM Score
1Team Mystique (FIN)185.24
2Skyliners (USA)181.17
3Nexxice (CAN)154.35