Finland: three gold national medals in the same club
In the Advanced Novice (group 2), Finettes surpassed the 80-point mark for their free program. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2021)
The competition was tough on Sunday night. The three gold medal teams finally came from the same club - Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi - with the victories of the Helsinki Rockettes, Team Fintastic and Finettes.
With a total of 81.16 points, the Finettes win gold. This is the second consecutive victory for this team from Helsinki that trains more than 15 hours a week. The Finettes skate this season on "The diary of a young girl" telling the story of Anne Frank during World War II.
As it was already the case for the first group of Novices on Saturday, the competition was exciting. Despite two deduction points, Starlights finished with 74.40 points following their program "Desert spirits". Kaarina's Diamond Edges totalled 70.02 points, ensuring 3rd place.
Ten teams in total skated in this category with colourful programs.
A surprise new silver medalist
Team Fintastic was able to keep the first place they already got after the short program on Saturday. With 181.74 points, the team convinced the judges with their performance "Brand new soul". This is also incredible revenge for this team who finished 5th in the last qualifications a month ago.
Sunday was also the day of Team Mystique! The skaters from Helsinki delivered a great performance, moving up from 4th to 2nd place. The program "The Trickery game" was harmonious and allowed the team to finish the weekend with 171.98 points.
Dream Edges Junior did not manage to maintain its place on the podium. Second after the short program, the skaters finally finished 4th with 168.09 points.
The Musketeers team took the public on their magical "flying carpet" and put out an excellent performance on Sunday in Espoo. With a total of 165.97, they finished 4th in the free program and 5th overall.
All thirteen Junior teams that competed achieved scores above 105 points. Reflections (10th) and Team Estreija (11th) finished 0.9 points apart.
Helsinki Rockettes break the record
Skating their "Digital Twin" program, the Helsinki Rockettes blew away the scores of the evening. Second after the short programs, Kaisa Arrateig's team received 143.74 points on Sunday, giving them a total of 216.76 points... the highest score achieved in Finland so far this season!
Marigold IceUnity kept its third place after its free program "From Darkness to Light". MIU did some lovely intersections and a flawless program in yellow and black. The beginning of the performance and its first element with creative circles is always particularly elegant.
The Lumineers closed the weekend in 5th place with 187.71 points after their program "Chernobyl". More nostalgic, the end of the program was particularly well done with a beautiful Pair Element.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish second qualifications 2021
DEC 11, 2021 - DEC 12, 2021
|1||Team Dynamique (FIN)||79.47|
|2||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||68.31|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||216.76|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||207.83|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||205.99|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||181.74|
|2||Team Mystique (FIN)||171.98|
|3||Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)||171.52|
|3||Diamond Edges (FIN)||70.02|