Season’s first qualification competition for the national Swedish teams
By Jura Synchro
DEC 06, 2019
The local team Limelight finished second in the Novice division. (Credits: Daniel Klerfors, FigureSkatingPictures - 2019)
A few days ago, Mölndals KK in cooperation with the Swedish Figure Skating Association hosted the first qualifications for the national teams in Sweden. Junior, Novice and Beginner teams competed.
First steps towards the Junior Worlds qualification
9th at the last Junior World Championships, Team Spirit won this first qualification with a great score of 163.33. After a clean and positive short program to “A new beginning” (61.40), Team Spirit showed its great form once again in the free program.
"Our free program this year is called “Haunted” and it’s all about expressing horror, action, and power," the team said on Instagram. They presented their new costumes for this program: black and white dresses with many variations.
The Junior Team Spirit - Free Program "Haunted". (Credits: Daniel Klerfors, FigureSkatingPictures - 2019)
Team Seaside finished second in the Junior competition. "Even though we made some small mistakes in both our programs we’re happy with our performances," wrote the team after this competition weekend. Team Seaside skated to ”Moving On” by Sarah Dawn Finer for the short program and to “Bird Box” for the free program. They earned 139.79 in total.
Team Seaside earned the silver medal. (Credits: Daniel Klerfors, FigureSkatingPictures - 2019)
Team Convivium arrived in third position with a total score of 118.84. The team from Gothenburg skated a clean short program but had two falls in the free skate. They earned a level 4 in four different elements.
Representing Nacka, Team Moonlights ranked fourth (84.51).
Team Convivium in the free program. (Credits: Daniel Klerfors, FigureSkatingPictures - 2019)
A great Novice competition
Seven Novice teams competed in Mölndal. The victory went to Team Together (65.05), followed by Team Limelight (62.35) and Team Harmony that performed their free program "Save the Ocean" (59.80) in blue costumes. "With our program this season we want to show our commitment and dedication to a sustainable world and future," explained Team Harmony a few weeks ago.
Dressed in green dresses, Team Karisma from Gothenburg finished fourth, Team Seaflowers placed fifth, Team Caprice 6th and Super Team from Landvetter took the 7th place.
Team Harmony - Free program "Save the Ocean". (Credits: Daniel Klerfors, FigureSkatingPictures - 2019)
Six Beginner teams
In the Beginner division, six teams competed. Team Fantazy claimed the gold medal with a total score of 32.14. Team Happiness scored 31.89 and picked up the silver and Team Seastar from Tjörn stood in third place by earning 25.45.
Team Galaxy, Team Twilight and Team Divine completed the podium.
The Swedish Nationals 2020 will be taking place on 22-23 February in Kungsbacka.
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Results - TOP 3
Swedish first qualifications 2019 Mölndal (SWE) NOV 30, 2019 - DEC 01, 2019