Finlandia Trophy 2019: Check out the teams' reactions after the competition
Team Unique skated a short program full of energy to the Billie Eilish's song "Bad Guy". (Credits: Roy NG Photography - 2019)
Held in the Finnish city of Espoo, the Finlandia Trophy 2019 was the very first competition for the senior teams to show their new short programs. The new 2019/20 season started with a fierce battle to the top spots.
Team Paradise: a "test" for the new skaters
"I’m very happy with the result and the girls' skating. It was the first start of the season where we have demonstrated our new short program. And of course, we were a little bit nervous about how the judges and the audience will accept our new program. Besides we had four new young skaters in the team. It was a serious test for them! I’m happy that they passed the test successfully. It is not easy at all to compete against very famous and strong rivals. For today we did it - we won first place! And we’ll try to skate every time better and better!", head coach Irina Yakovleva said after the competition.
Why did you choose Tango?
"Because I like Tango very much. Tango is a passion, temptation, love, intricated movements, and huge emotions. It’s life! It is a difficult task to perform it on the ice, but we decided to try. In any case, it’s very hard but very interesting work," she added.
Finnish teams: the first encounter
Team Unique delivered also a clean program in Espoo. "We had a strong and confident performance and we enjoyed today's skate very much. The first competition is always a good place to see where we are now and this is a good position to continue our hard work," the captains explained. Team Unique, bronze medalists, has been once again being distinguished by its energetic skate and amazing dance skills.
For the team Lumineers, this first event was an opportunity to get the first feedback. "We really enjoyed skating today in front of an amazing home audience. Now we know that we need to focus more on our technical levels during the upcoming weeks. All in all, we are happy to start the competition season!", Lumineers noted. By the way, the team was the only one to wear colorful costumes (blue). The other teams have all chosen a predominantly black suit but which differ by its shape.
Read here the recap of the competition!
Results - TOP 3
Finlandia Trophy 2019
OCT 11, 2019 - OCT 13, 2019
|1||Team Paradise (RUS)||75.38|
|2||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||74.33|
|3||Team Unique (FIN)||72.40|