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.

Rockettes skating for a gold medal. / Credits: Sari Niskanen

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.

« Everyone OFF the ice for a break in New York to watch Junior ON the ice in Sweden! », Skyliners / Credits : Skyliners

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.

Blue Arrows skaters presented two great programs in Göteborg and finished 2nd, not far from the winners. / Credits: Blue Arrows

Leon Lurje Trophy 2016 - SENIOR ISU

1Rockettes (FIN)70.78131.93202.71
2Haydenettes (USA)70.25129.84200.09
3Team Surprise (SWE)61.70129.25190.95
4Team Boomerang (SWE)55.84102.66158.5
5Revolutions (FIN)54.88100.66155.54
6Jingu Ice Messengers (JPN)49.48100.78150.26
7Team Amber (LAT)28.2959.5287.81

Leon Lurje Trophy 2016 - JUNIOR ISU

1Skyliners (USA)58.93108.30167.23
2Fintastic (FIN)63.73101.87165.6
3Team Spirit (SWE)49.1391.30140.43
4Reflections (FIN)49.1383.13132.26
5Team Convivium (SWE)46.2375.27121.5
6Team Nova (SWE)35.8071.77107.57
7Team Moonlights (SWE)32.8855.8388.71
8Team Mirum (ESP)21.3951.6973.08

Leon Lurje Trophy 2016 - ADVANCED NOVICE  

1Aurora Borealis (FIN)103.68
2Blue Arrows (FIN)102.68
3Karisma (SWE)98.84
4Ice Fantasy (FIN)96.67
5Les Chrysalides (FRA)86.21
6Team Together (SWE)84.66
7Team Limelight (SWE)78.99
8Team Harmony (SWE)71.62
9Team Seaflowers (SWE)69.37


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