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Finland lives this weekend its second national qualifications

ISU teams from Finland are skating this weekend in Espoo. Today, let's focus on the local teams, Valley Bay Synchro (Junior) and Valley Bay Synchronics (Novice), that keep on impressing the public with their improvement and creative programs.


Great competition in Finland: here are the results

About 40 synchro teams competed this weekend in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. After a year of waiting due to the Covid pandemic, the competitive atmosphere was there, and the skaters were eager to skate in front of an audience again.

Team Unique and Team Mystique are leading Finland's first qualification competition in Helsinki

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.

Team Paradise (RUS) returned to the top of the podium!

The synchronized skating audience of Metro-Areena in Espoo, Finland, received a wonderful reward for their patience as six skilled teams presented their stunning short programs after a long break. This time, the best team was Team Paradise, from Russia, which opened this season’s winning scores with 75.39 points.


The Finnish team Lumineers is gearing up for an exciting synchro competitive year

21 skaters and 6 new ones. The Finnish senior team Lumineers can't wait to make its return to international competitions.

The very first clues about the new programs

Several senior teams have started to unveil their program themes for the upcoming season. One month away from their first competition, Finnish teams have been the most communicative.

"During my senior seasons, I have experienced everything you can get"

Teemu Hintikka has been thinking about the end of his career for several years. After one year of pandemic, this skater from the senior ISU team Lumineers in Finland quits the competition level but already has new projects in the synchro world. Interview

Elite 12: What are these coaches thinking?

The ISU has announced its decision to try out next winter the Elite 12 project, a competition with teams of 12 skaters. In a recent article of the Finnish Figure Skating Association, the coaches of the Finnish senior teams say they are open to the project, but also with slight doubts.


Finland: Changes in coaching staffs for the Senior ISU teams

Maikki Merilehto is no longer the coach of the Senior team Lumineers. The Finnish coach talks about her experience and future plans.

Despite the pandemic, they decided to go skating abroad (3)

Covid or not, some synchro skaters have listened to their hearts and pursued their dream. In this third and final part, synchro skaters share their fears as this new adventure approaches.

The Helsinki Rockettes confirmed their lead in a thrilling event

On Sunday morning, the four ISU senior teams from Finland presented with emotions their free program in a competition specially organized by the Finnish Skating Association.

The Helsinki Rockettes are first after the Short Programs

This weekend, the Finnish Skating Association is organizing a special competition allowing ISU senior teams to compete once again in this very special season. Discover the first results!