Team Lumineers awarded for the "most stylish synchro costume of the season"
Lumineers was rewarded for this grey costume used for its free program this year. (Credits: Ice Galaxy - 2020)
The Senior team Lumineers has received a special distinction from the National Finnish Federation. The coaches Liisa Lakela and Maikki Merilehto, with the help of Henriikka Latva, have designed a simple and stylish costume for the free program "Swipe Right".
"We are very happy and honored to have been awarded the most stylish synchro costume of the season! Anyone could submit a costume to this competition. A Finnish fashion expert chose the finalists for both the figure skating and synchro categories and then people could vote for their favorite! The competition wasn’t serious, but it is always nice to get recognition for our team," said the skaters to Jura Synchro.
What was the particularity of this costume?
"Our costume stood out this season because of its simple and modern design. Our coaches wanted the focus of the program to be in the music and the message of the program instead of the costume. They wanted us to be one big mass, just like people walking on a busy street scrolling through social media. That is why the design was meant to have the appearance of everyday clothing. Simple and functional."
No prize or money was awarded for the team in this competition. However, three of the voters won tickets for the Finlandia Trophy 2020 competition. Ateljee Titta Kettunen has created Lumineers' costumes.
In this costume, they broke a new record!
For Lumineers, this was a great competition trip that brought them "closer as a team".
Ready for the next season
Running, circuit training, ballet, pilates and flexibility
The Senior skaters have already started to train with the new team. "We finished our tryouts just before everything closed, so we had time to form the team. We haven’t started building our new programs yet, but our coaches have revealed our short program theme. Right now, we are training mainly individually, but also together virtually. Our practices include running, circuit training, ballet, pilates and flexibility as well as skating skills off-ice. We have video calls with the coaches every week to stay in touch and to get to know our new teammates better."
Last season, Lumineers finished 10th at the Challenger Series and totaled 384.61 points. The team broke the 200 points two times during the 2019/2020, at the Finnish National Championships 2020 and at the Leon Lurje Trophy 2020.