This weekend it is time for the second qualification competition of ISU synchronized skating in Finland, Helsinki. On Saturday, the group 2 of Novice teams skated their free programs, Seniors and Juniors competed with their short programs. The competition in every division was extremely tight, only a few tenths separate the top teams from each other.
Sunday was all about free programs. Team Valley Bay Synchro won the junior competition and Team Unique confirmed its narrow lead in a very tight 1st Finnish qualifying competition.
The competition was tough on Sunday night. The three gold medal teams finally came from the same club - Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi - with the victories of the Helsinki Rockettes, Team Fintastic and Finettes.
The entire ice rink rejoiced along with the skaters when this competition with 39 teams was finally allowed to take place on Saturday. One of the happiest was Mirjami Penttinen, the coach of Team Unique (HSK) and Team Mystique (HSK): “I have secretly hoped for the last 21 years that both my teams would be winners in the same competition. Now it came true”. Team Finettes (HTK) won the Novice competition on Saturday. The second group of Novices will skate on Sunday.
The long-awaited synchronized skating season started on a sunny Saturday in Tampere, Finland. The competition was organized according to strict safety guidelines because of the Covid-19. The arrangements for the first day went well, and both the teams and the audience were happy. Helsinki Rockettes and Team Fintastic are leading the first qualifications.
Sunday, the Britannia Cup saw the conclusion of the ISU categories with the Junior and Senior Free Programme and Advanced Novice. It was an exciting event with some beautiful skating across the board.
On Sunday, more than 30 teams competed at the Loppi-Ice 2020, hosted in the Gatorade Center in Turku, a city on the southwest coast of Finland. With Junior and Novice ISU, this competition gathered also younger categories.
Helsinki Rockettes kept the leading position in Seniors on Sunday and was the winner of those second Finnish qualifications, by earning 215.46 total scores. In the Juniors, Team Mystique won the thrilling competition with 115.75 points. Finettes got the gold medal in the Novice category with 82.41 points.
The first National Synchronized Skating Qualification in Finland started today in Espoo. After the short programs on Saturday, Team Unique leads the Senior competition. In Juniors, Team Fintastic took the first place and Finettes is the winner of today´s Novice competition.
The first day in Finnish nationals has been really exciting. On Saturday, the Senior and Junior teams have shown their best in Turku. The Novice division competed also on Saturday.
Italy once again charmed several synchronized skating teams who competed last weekend in Milan in Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior. The competition also celebrated the 25th anniversary of its creation.