The weekend could not have been more exciting in Espoo, where the 2020 Finnish Nationals took place from February 29 to March 1. Second after the short program, Helsinki Rockettes won the Senior National title and skated their way to the Worlds. Team Fintastic won the Junior competition which was extremely tight.
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.
There was no doubt of the winners in Seniors on Sunday, when Team Unique got 139.94 points from their free program and earned total scores 216.69. In the Junior category, Team Fintastic also kept the leading position and won the competition with 182.39 points. For the Novices division (second segment), Team Dynamique got the gold medal with 73.88.
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.
After an exciting weekend full of drama, the Finnish champions are finally settled. Dream Edges won the Junior division and Marigold Ice Unity is the champion in the Senior category. Together with MIU, Team Unique will represent Finland at the World Championships in April even if Helsinki Rockettes are 2018 national vice-champions.
The Dumfries Ice Bowl, Scotland, was heaving with hoards of excited fans and skaters today with the culmination of the ISU event. 1500 competitor passes had been handed out for the 3 day competition and fans were sitting on steps and stood in crowds at the boards to watch the Junior and Senior events.
Finnish Junior and Senior teams continued competing on Sunday and skated their free programs. The atmosphere was as exciting as expected. Some changes happened compared to the situation after short programs. Discover the report of these second qualifications!
It has been an exciting two days in Turku, Finland this weekend. The winners of the Finnish first qualifications in the Junior and the Senior categories are now settled after the free program competition. Dream Edges is the gold medalist in the Junior category and Marigold Ice Unity brought the victory home in the Senior category.
One of the first international competitions of the season took place this weekend in Germany. The Berlin Cup featured Junior and Senior teams from across Europe and USA. Finland and the United States of America have each won 3 medals.
On Friday evening, 17 Juniors and Senior teams have warmed the German ice rink. The Cup of Berlin lived the ISU short programs. Skyliners from the USA and the Finnish Marigold IceUnity are for the moment atop of the competition.