The Helsinki Rockettes confirmed their lead in a thrilling event
The Helsinki Rockettes in their free program "Muses". (Credits: Kirsi Laine Photography - 2020)
On Sunday morning, the four ISU senior teams from Finland presented with emotions their free program in a competition specially organized by the Finnish Skating Association.
One after the other, the teams were able to present their free skate one last time this season, the World Championships and other international events having been cancelled due to the pandemic.
Only the four senior teams participated in this special event organized by the Finnish Skating Association this weekend.
The team from Espoo presented the performance called "The Resistance" and skated to the song "La Bella Ciao". The athletes skated it with power and confidence in dark costumes. The team received 127.76 points for this free program and 187.77 in total.
Dressed in purple and black dresses with a flash of lightning in the front, the team skated a very good program without any major error. They got 138.44 for the free skate and scored 209.13.
Then the athletes took the judges to the wonderful world of the "Garden of Eden". The performance was full of nuances and contrasts and was skated with confidence. Team Unique earned 140.28 for the free program and 215.96 points in total.
As a reminder, the Helsinki Rockettes won the first national qualifiers in early November. This competition was ultimately the last competition of the season before this one due to the pandemic.
Kaisa Arrateig's team received 148.19 points for the free program, finished with a total of 226.07 and won the competition.
Despite the pandemic, restrictions and cancellations, the four senior teams, therefore, appear to be in great shape and ready to work hard to come back even better next season.
Results - TOP 3
Senior ISU special competition
FEB 27, 2021 - FEB 28, 2021
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||226.07|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||215.96|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||209.13|