The Helsinki Rockettes are first after the Short Programs


Helsinki Rockettes won the Short Program competition on Saturday. (Credits: Kirsi Laine Photography - 2020)

This weekend, the Finnish Skating Association is organizing a special competition allowing ISU senior teams to compete once again in this very special season. Discover the first results!

Marigold IceUnity was the first team on the ice. They presented their "Nordic Star" short program in their light green dresses. The team coached by Anu Oksanen skated a clean program and got 70.69 points. Three elements reached level 4.

The second team to take the ice was the Helsinki Rockettes. Kaisa Arrateig's team skated a flawless and challenging program as four out of five elements were awarded by a level 4. Called "Loneliness", the program brought them 77.88 points. The RCKT finished first in the provisional competition.

Skating for the first time in a National event this year, the Lumineers appeared in elegant red costumes. Except for a fall during the intersection, the performance was clear and well-executed. The end was particularly interesting and referred to the program theme’s "Bloodstream". Lumineers received a total of 60,01 points. 

Team Unique was the fourth and last team to competed. The skaters dressed in black and yellow costumes interpreted well their energetic program called "Now". Their powerful performance brought them 75.68 points. 

No Kiss and Cry, no spectators, and no contact between teams; the event followed a strict health protocol. The scores simply appeared on the screen during a free livestream hosted by the Finnish Skating Association.

Anyway, the four synchro teams were allowed to perform without masks and seemed to enjoy performing their programs quite "normally" in this unusual season. The event will continue on Sunday with the free programs. 

Results - TOP 3

Senior ISU special competition
Helsinki (FIN)
FEB 27, 2021 - FEB 28, 2021

TEAM Score
1Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)226.07
2Team Unique (FIN)215.96
3Marigold IceUnity (FIN)209.13