Finnish teams wow the fans during short programs
The Helsinki Rockettes skated their new short program "Loneliness". (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2020)
The long-awaited synchronized skating season started on a sunny Saturday in Tampere, Finland. The competition was organized according to strict safety guidelines because of the Covid-19. The arrangements for the first day went well, and both the teams and the audience were happy. Helsinki Rockettes and Team Fintastic are leading the first qualifications.
In second place came Team Unique (HSK). They earned 70.91 points with their powerful short program “NOW”. It differed entirely from the other programs highlighting the importance of demonstrations in favor of important goals like freedom.
The teams are once again very even, so the final results cannot yet be predicted. Note that team Lumineers is not participating in these first qualifications this weekend due to a case of Covid in the team recently.
Team Fintastic (HTK) had a joyful show called “La Cage aux Folles” and, with it and, with a score of 65.86 points, is leading the competition.
Dream Edges from Kaarina is not very far behind. They gathered 65.17 points skating the theme “Rubik's cube” to the beat of Hungarian music.
Valley Bay Synchro (ESJT) from Espoo got a total score of 63.90 and third place with their interesting program “Virtual Reality”.
Dressed in black and white costumes, Team Mystique (HSK) finished 4th after its new and energetic short program "Rythm Inside" - an original song of Loïc Nottet.
The most positive surprise of the day was Team Estreija (LTL) from Lahti. They got 46.66 points and got fifth place. This might be the best result of the team in their whole history.
Ice Infinity skated her short program "Utopia" and is 9th, just behind is Ice Steps who featured "Hela - Goddess of Death" in green suits, Sun City Swing put some color on the ice with her program " Magicae "(11th), Reflections skated a very moving program in dark blue dresses and Festa Aboensia presented their new short program" Influencers).
With a total score of 80.70 points, the silver medalist was Starlights (HL) also from Helsinki. They had a good technique and vivid performance of the theme “Wolf Princess Mononoke”.
Diamond Edges from Kaarina grabbed third place. In orange-black dresses, they resembled lottery balls, and their theme was “Seven right”. They got 74.81 points.
In gray and white dresses, Blue Arrows finished 4th, Novettes sparkled in orange suits and took 5th place. Dream Steps , Blue Diamonds and Ice Energy completed the novice standings.
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Results - TOP 3
Finnish first qualifications 2020
NOV 07, 2020 - NOV 08, 2020
|3||Diamond Edges (FIN)||74.81|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||216.08|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||207.71|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||193.06|
|1||Dream Edges (FIN)||184.08|
|2||Team Fintastic (FIN)||181.28|
|3||Team Mystique (FIN)||167.38|
|1||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||85.06|
|2||Team Dynamique (FIN)||83.38|