Marigold IceUnity and Rockettes will represent Finland in Colorado Springs
Marigold IceUnity (FIN) - free program /Credits : Kirsi Laine
After an exciting weekend in Espoo, the Finnish Champions are now settled. It is also clear who will represent Finland in the World Synchronized Skating Championships in April. The competition has been a real nail biter and the top teams have all been very close to each other in the points.
Marigold IceUnity took home the victory with their powerful program Finland 100. MIU earned 136.10 points in the free program and the total score was 208.34 points. This means that MIU will be representing Finland as Team Finland 1 in the World Championships.
Rockettes followed close behind with the total score 207.28 and will, therefore, represent Finland as Team Finland 2. Their free program Valkyrie earned 134.14 points and the team skated a confident and strong performance.
Team Unique fell only 3.94 points behind in the total scores and was placed third in the competition. They skated their beautiful free program Inside of Us with emotion and strength and earned 132.06 points. In fourth place came Revolutions with a total score of 156.76.
We skated our free program together as a team and enjoyed every second of it. We did our best, but unfortunately tonight it was not enough. Despite skating our best free program skate of the season, our final standing was third. This is not the result we were aiming for but we are proud of our performances and and feel grateful to have each other and the best coaching team we could ask for. ❤ We would also like to say thank the amazing audience and our loyal friends & family for your continuous and unconditional support. ❤ #youllneverskatealone #teamuniquesynchro #wewillbeback
At the Junior level, the Finnish champion is Team Fintastic. The team earned a total score of 159.04 points and their paced free program Rush earned 98.32 points.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2017! In today's free program we had one fall and a few other mistakes but we didn't let them affect us and we won the free program with 98,32 points and the whole competition with 159,04 points. 🥇 We couldn't be more proud of what our team achieved this weekend on and off ice and the whole competiton was just unbelievable! ❤ #teamfintastic #TF #rush #nationals
Musketeers were placed second with the total scores 152.90 and free program score 95.76. The competition´s big surprise was Dream Edges. The team has made a huge progress in a couple of years and in the Nationals, they earned 97.24 points with their free program Pablo Picasso: Three Musicians and was placed third in the whole competition.
Team Mystique who were 2nd after the short had an unfortunate fall and was placed finally fourth with the scores 89.74 points in the free program.
Team Fintastic and Musketeers will represent Finland at the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in March.