Wonderful weekend at the 2016 Leon Lurje Trophy
Many synchronized skating teams kick off their international season this weekend at Leon Lurje Trophy 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden. 9 advanced novice teams, 8 junior teams and 7 senior teams from Finland, Sweden, USA, Japan, and Latvia competed for medals.
At the Senior level, the Finnish team Rockettes from Helsinki earned the gold medal with a total score of 202,71 points. Haydenettes, who trains in Lexington and Marlborough, Massachusetts, isn’t far with 200,09 points. The American team presented very good programs in Gothenburg this season. In the 3rd place, Team Surprise who skated in their ice rink this weekend. The team received a total of 190,95 for their two programs.
In the Junior category, Skyliners, from New York, competed at this event for the first time. This American team the reigning U.S. junior synchronized champions. Skyliners won Leon Lurje Trophy with a total of 167,23 points. Team Fintastic, who did the best in the short program, placed 2nd (165,60 points). The Swedish Team Spirit earned this weekend the bronze medal with 140,43 points.
Advanced Novice teams were also represented. Two Finnish teams placed at the top: Aurora Borealis from Oulu and Blue Arrows from Espoo made the biggest challenge this weekend. Aurora Borealis won finally with a total of 103,68 points. Blue Arrows received a wonderful silver medal (102,68 points). Team Karisma, Sweden, completed the podium.