Marigold IceUnity and Dream Edges are the winners of Second Finnish Qualifications
Marigold IceUnity in their free program ”Transformers” / Credits: Kirsi Laine Photography
The second Qualifications for Finnish teams were held in Tampere this weekend. Marigold IceUnity won the Seniors’ competition and Dream Edges was the best Junior team. The second section of Novice teams also had their competition – Starlights took the first place.
Seniors’ competition was tight. Marigold IceUnity earned 133.58 points in their free program ”Transformers”. With a total score of 210.68, they kept the first place. The second place was taken by Team Unique. Their performance ”Insomnia” was the best of free programs with 134.52 points and left them just behind the leader with a total score of 210.20.
Helsinki Rockettes had an unfortunate fall during a transition in their free program. ”Radio Waves” gave them 128.83 points leaving them third with 201.33 in total. The young team Lumineers finished 4th with a total of 189.96 points.
In Juniors, Dream Edges won on Sunday with a total score of 182.04. They skated their free program ”In 2119” with an extremely high precision earning 107.21 points. Team Fintastic took the second place with 170.42 in total. Their free program “Poison Ivy” gave them 99.46 points.
The battle for the bronze medal was tight. Valley Bay Synchro was at the fourth place after Saturday, but their free program ”After the Apocalypse” was the second the best. They got 100.11 points for Free Skating and 163.79 in total which was enough for the podium. Team Musketeers was left at the fourth place with 162.82 points.
The second section of Novices competed today with 9 participating teams. None of the top teams had completely clear performances.
Starlights won the competition with their free program ”The Grinch” and earned 64.80. The second team, Finettes skated their program ”Banshee - The Spirit of Darkness” earning a total of 60.62. As a reminder, the Finettes had won the first qualification earlier this season. Valley Bay Synchronics took the third place with their program ”Slavic Circle Dance”. They earned 56.26 and were followed by two teams within a point (Dream Steps and CrystalBlades).
After the second Qualification, teams are preparing for international competitions. The next national qualification in Finland will be held in February when Junior teams will compete in Lahti. The national championships will take place at the beginning of March in Finland.
Results - TOP 3
Finnish second qualifications 2018
DEC 08, 2018 - DEC 09, 2018
|1||Team Dynamique (FIN)||64.05|
|2||Diamond Edges (FIN)||61.21|
|3||Aurora Borealis (FIN)||59.80|
|3||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||56.26|
|1||Dream Edges (FIN)||182.04|
|2||Team Fintastic (FIN)||170.42|
|3||Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)||163.79|
|1||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||210.68|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||210.20|
|3||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||201.33|