This weekend, the second qualification competition of ISU synchronized skating in Finland takes place in Espoo. On Saturday, the first group of Novice teams skated their free programs, Seniors and Juniors competed with their short programs. As in November, Helsinki Rockettes in Seniors and Team Fintastic in Juniors are both leading the competition after the first day.
After a very tight short program competition, the two teams, the winner Helsinki Rockettes and the silver medalist Team Unique took a clear lead in the Senior division. They both had perfect executions and no errors. In Junior competition, Musketeers had the best success. It was enough for the second position whereas Team Fintastic won the gold medal.
Helsinki Rockettes kickstarted the competition season by winning the gold medal in Espoo on Saturday night.
The national championships in Finland ended on Sunday in Tampere. If Dream Edges, the new senior team, made its entry on the senior podium, the disappointment was total for Team Unique, which finished 4th and therefore did not qualify for the Worlds.