Almost 140 teams competed at the 2nd Interclub-level Qualification Competition in Finland
The teams waiting for the victory ceremony. (Credits: Sattu Jaakkola - 2020)
Because of the big amount of the teams in every category, the competition was divided into two groups. On Saturday the 8th of February, the skaters of Group 2 performed. 12 Adult, 18 Beginners, 10 Basic Novice, 9 Juvenile, 9 Senior B and 10 Junior B teams skated their programs.
All the other categories are evaluated with the ISU scoring system.
In this group skated also the two Finnish male teams: River Bulls (53.20) from the Western Finland town Seinäjoki and IceMen United (41.60) from Helsinki. They ended up to the 11th and 12th places.
Beginners are the cutest skaters of all
The winner of this division was Sunflowers (HL) from Helsinki. They performed "Pineapples on the run" and got 78.80 points. The second was Team Minique (HSK) from Helsinki. With their theme "Adventure on the Edge of Ice" they earned a total score of 71.20. Ad Aurum from Porvoo got the bronze and 69.20 points. They skated their "Princesses" theme very fast and lively.
Basic Novice, a popular division
On Saturday, the superior winner was Chicas del Amor (RJT) from Riihimäki, a small town located North from Helsinki. Their program "Station 20" describes the dangerous work of firefighters. They skated it with confidence and got a total score of 90.40. The silver medalist was Icebreakers (MerTa). This team comes from the Northern Finland town Kemi. They skated in theme "Captain Hook´s Pirates" and got 79.00 points. The team had a good speed and versatile and interesting choreography. Team Magnetique (HSK) from Helsinki got the bronze. Even if they had to interrupt their program because of a bad fall, they kept going and earned a total score of 77.00. Their theme "Your Braveness is within You" described perfectly their performance of the day.
Skilled Juveniles skaters are heading to the top
The winner was Sunlights (HL) from Helsinki. Their "Spiderman" program had great speed and they performed it with no mistakes. They got 40.95 points. The second was Team Sympatique (HSK), also from Helsinki. They had two falls in their "Rain dance on prairie" but they earned the silver medal totaling 36.27 points. The interesting composition of the program paid attention to the audience. Ice Melody (TTK) from Vantaa got the third position. They skated softly in beautiful blue dresses their "Cinderellas" theme and got a total score of 34.70.
Seniors B: beautiful homogeneity
The winner from Espoo Valley Bay Synchrostars (EsJT) was clearly the best earning 59.26 points with their theme "Beauty in a wicked way". But the scores of the next seven teams varied between 50.00 to 54.03 points. Another team from Espoo, but a different club, got the silver. Situations (ETK) earned 54.03 points. Their performance to theme "Seili" was very emotional and touching. The third was Sun City Souls (VG-62). This team comes from a little town Naantali on South-West coast of Finland. They skated a funny but very precise program M.A.T.O. (W.O.R.M.) and earned a total score of 53.07.
Junior B category ended the Interclub competition on Saturay
The gold medalist was Team Hysterique (HSK), from Helsinki. In blue and silver dresses, their program "Hypnotized" proceeded faultlessly and they got 56.64 points. Very close behind them was Moonlights (HL), Helsinki. They claimed the silver with a total score of 56.42. They had one fall in their program "The dark side of the moon", otherwise the performance went well. The bronze medalist came from West Coast town Pori. Team Explosion (PML) gathered 46.77 points. Their "Human/Nature" theme was very well performed.
Results - TOP 3
Second Finnish Interclub competition
FEB 08, 2020 - FEB 09, 2020
|1||Hot Steps (FIN)||53.65|
|2||Ice Diamonds (FIN)||47.08|
|1||Team Hysterique (FIN)||56.64|
|3||Team Explosion (FIN)||46.77|
|1||Valley Bay Synchrostars (FIN)||59.26|
|3||Sun City Souls (FIN)||53.07|