One dark evening, a week ago I sat with the Finnish coach Siiri Eskelinen in a café having some hot drinks and chatting about synchro. I was curious to know the secret. How did the Junior team Dream Edges achieve their surprising success: 3rd place and bronze medal in the first qualification of Finland. Diamond Edges is from Kaarina, a small town of about 33’000 inhabitants in South-Western Finland. The team was founded only three years ago. Last February, this team was 8th in the Finnish Championships. Interview.
Finland lived last weekend the first qualifications in Helsinki. By Junior’s category, the gold medal went to Musketeers, silver to Team Fintastic and the bronze has been caught by a team from a small Finnish city.
Day 2 for the Finnish teams. They competed this weekend at the first national qualifications in Helsinki. This is an important step for the teams who are dreaming to represent Finland in the next Senior World Championships in Colorado Springs.
Which teams will be selected for the Finnish national championships next February? The first qualifications are held this weekend in Helsinki. Relive now the Saturday’s competition.
The first Finnish synchronized skating qualification competition of season 2016-17 will take place on the 5th and 6th of November 2016 in Helsinki ice hall. The top teams of Finland will be there: 4 Senior teams, 11 Junior and 17 Novice teams all over the country. Novice teams will compete in two groups on Saturday, the same day Junior and Senior will present their short programs. The free program competition will be on Sunday.