The ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships take place this weekend in Innsbruck, Austria, Friday and Saturday. 23 teams representing 18 countries have been entered.
After Nottingham in 2020 -when the world was discovering COVID-, and their cancellation in 2021, the ISU World Junior Championships are back in 2022! Learn more about the participating teams.
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.
With 37 teams participating over the weekend, the Neuchâtel Trophy started on Friday in Switzerland. The beautiful sun shining on the lake shore was in perfect harmony with the atmosphere in the ice rink. Here is a short recap of what happened during the junior short programs!
In the midst of a snowstorm over the weekend in Finland, Team Fintastic kept their goal clear and won the Finnish qualification for the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championship which will be on 17-19 March 2022 in Innsbruck, Austria. Musketeers will be the second team selected.
The top five Finnish teams are competing for the World Championships this weekend. Teams skated their short programs on Saturday in Espoo Metro Arena without audience, as usual this season.
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 second qualification competition of Finnish synchro teams is taking place this weekend in Espoo. On Saturday, Seniors and Juniors competed with their short programs. Team Unique in Seniors and Team Fintastic in Juniors are leading the competition after the first day. The differences between the points of the top teams are small, so the free program competition will be fascinating.
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.