Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi (HTK) was the most successful skating club in the second national qualifications this weekend in Espoo, Finland. They claimed all the gold medals as Helsinki Rockettes in Seniors, Team Fintastic in Juniors and Finettes in Novice category won their competitions.
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.
With October upon us, the Finlandia Trophy is just around the corner. The international competition that launches each year the synchro season, will take place on Saturday, October 8th in Finland. Senior teams will compete with their short programs only.
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.
The long-awaited competition of the Finnish National Championships, which is the ultimate selection for the Senior Worlds, started on Saturday in Tampere, Finland. The Helsinki Rockettes lead the senior series after the short programs, and Team Fintastic dominates the junior competition.
Spectacular comebacks, creativity and bad surprises... There was a bit of everything. Ten international teams competed on Sunday at the Marie Lundmark Trophy in Finland. Summary of the free programs!
After Poland and the Netherlands, the third stage of the Challenger Series of synchronized skating will start on Saturday in the big Gatorade Center in Turku.