After the Short Programs, everything is still possible at the Finnish Nationals
Finettes, 2020 Novice champions! The team from Helsinki, who was 5th last year, continued its successful season with a huge score of 92.59 points. (Credits: Kirsi Laine Photography - 2020)
The first day at Finnish Nationals has been really tight, exciting and full of powerful performances. On Saturday, the Senior and Junior teams have performed impressive short programs in Espoo Metro Arena. The Novice competition was also skated on Saturday.
The second, Helsinki Rockettes, is really not far behind. Their "Alarm" themed program brought them 78,21 points and they gathered the best technical element score of the day despite one unfortunate fall. The performance was full of passion and determination.
Marigold IceUnity is the third with 75,98 points. They skated the "Escape room" program cleanly with good speed but didn’t get all the technical levels.
In the fourth place is Lumineers with 70,19 points. Their beautiful and classical short program was really successful entity and sensitively interpreted. Lumineers improves from competition to competition and is now very close to the leading teams.
Team Fintastic, leader in Juniors
The second, Dream Edges, is two points behind the leader. They gathered 70,42 points with their "Addiction" themed program. The performance was effective and accurate with interesting and unexpected details.
Not far behind, in the third place is Musketeers with 69,86 points. They skated their "Scorpion Attack" program with good confidence and intense attitude.
In the fourth place is Team Mystique with points 69,47. So they are also really near the podium and the national medals.
The twelve best Junior teams from Finland are competing in this event.
Finettes first in the Novice category
Like last year in Nationals, the second was Team Dynamique with 84.43 points. They started the whole competition day and took the audience on a journey with their beautiful "Dreaming in New York" program.
Starlights had a really tight fight for the silver medal. They earned 84.35 points with the program "Are we losing the glaciers" and was finally third having only 0,08 points difference to the second place.
From 58.22 to over 92 points, the scores are very high for novices, proving the quality and skills of these young skaters. A total of 12 novice teams competed in Espoo on Saturday.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish National Championships 2020
FEB 29, 2020 - MAR 01, 2020
|2||Team Dynamique (FIN)||84.43|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||228.96|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||226.32|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||220.78|
|1||Team Fintastic (FIN)||198.65|
|2||Dream Edges (FIN)||197.38|