Team Ice on Fire set a new Italian national record
Team Ice on Fire Senior (Credits: Giuseppe Bodrone / jundl PHOTOGRAPHY - 2021)
The last Italian competition of 2021 took place a few days before Christmas in Trento, Italy. The Senior Team Ice on Fire won the event with a new record score of more than 180 points.
New teams made their competitive debut, while other teams broke records!
Team Ice Sparkles, from Aosta, skated on "Tu vò fà l'americano" and "Mambo Italiano" by Sophia Loren and presented a positive performance that got 18.28 points.
In second place, Team Frost Fairies skated on a dark version of "Can't help falling in love" by Elvis and earned 43.43 points. "With our program, we want to represent an unreachable love from which it should be a better getaway, but that is also impossible to give up," they explained.
Team Shining Blades ranked fourth with a total score of 31.13 points.
Team Shiny Ice from Brunico should have also competed in the Mixed Age division, but unfortunately, they had to withdraw at the very last minute due to the high Covid-19 rate in their town.
Olimpia Team, from Como, ranked second with 56.41 points improving their score by 21 points from the last competition! They performed to the songs "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins and "Never give up on your dreams" by Thomas Bergersen. "We are really proud of ourselves and our improvements! Since our ice rink is closed due to structural problems, we have been able to skate only 3 hours since our last competition in November."
In third place, Team Ice Breakers skated to the song "Iron" by Woodkid and earned 53.81 points, almost twice their previous score.
Less than one point behind, Team Ice on Fire debuted in the Basic Novice division and ranked second with a program entitled "Street Artists" on the movie "Micmacs à Tire Larigot" soundtrack. They earned a total score of 31.45 points.
Team Shining Blades got fifth place with 24.71 points, only 0.09 points less than Team Ice Sparkles. In sixth place, Olimpia Team performed an "Aladdin" themed program. They had two unfortunate falls during the intersection and earned a score of 23.16 points.
Team Hot Shivers won with a total score of 64.22 points. They skated on the movie "Luca" soundtrack and presented a clean and well-done program.
Team Shining Blades ranked second with a total score of 40.03 points.
In the afternoon, the two teams performed their free programs. Team Hot Shivers showed a "Moulin Rouge" themed program and confirmed their first place with 78.19 points and an overall score of 117.14 points. Team Ladybirds skated to "I won't dance" by Erin Boheme and obtained 49.47 points, with an overall score of 74.65.
Team Ice on Fire took the lead in the short program with 61.83 points. They skated an elegant and romantic program to "It's all coming back to me now" by Céline Dion.
Team Hot Shivers performed a powerful tango on the song "Tanos" by Lino Cannavacciuolo; they got 57.62 points.
But it was Team Ice on Fire who won the free skating with 118.32 points performing a powerful and engaging program to the movie "Mission" soundtrack. Everyone from the stands was enchanted and moved by their performance. They won the competition with a total score of 180.15 points, which is the new Italian record!
"We are so happy. We finally showed our programs at their full potential. This amazing result and all the cheer and support both from our family and the public was the best gift we could give to ourselves at the end of this difficult year," Team Ice on Fire said.