Interview

Team Fintastic (FIN): "We absolutely enjoyed every second on the ice"


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The Junior Team Fintastic presented among the most beautiful costumes of the season. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2020)

The Team Fintastic (FIN) became World Junior Champions 2020 this Saturday in Nottingham, Great Britain. We talked to the team captains Emma Kaskinen and Karita Auvinen after their victory and ask them to speak about their experience.

Jura Synchro: First of all, congratulations, Team Fintastic for those two amazing performances! Could you tell us more about the idea of your programs?

Karita Auvinen: "Our short program was “The Sound of Silence”. It was really emotional. We Ioved it and it’ll be one of our favorites. Our free program was called “Anesthesia”. At the beginning of the performance, we fall asleep. Then we go through the anesthesia and finally wake up at the end of the performance. We really enjoyed skating this program. It was awesome!"

When you started this World Championship, which team(s) did you consider as your main contenders? 

Emma Kaskinen: "I think that we were focusing mainly on ourselves, however, the Russian teams are so good!"




What are your plans for the next season?

Karita Auvinen: "Oh, we haven’t talked about it yet, but we definitely will keep doing the same things we have been doing this season. And speaking about me, I would like to become a part of our senior team Helsinki Rockettes."

You became Junior World Champions for the first time. What will be your next goal?

Emma Kaskinen: "Our main goal for this year was to skate well two our programs and get on the podium, so, we succeeded."

Karita Auvinen: "We also wanted to enjoy every second on the ice, and we absolutely did it."

Emma Kaskinen: "Speaking about the next season, of course, Team Fintastic wants to be World Champions again next year and we will do our best to reach this goal once again."




What makes your team different from others? 

Emma Kaskinen: "We have our special skating style. It is strong, but soft and moving at the same time! Oh, and the atmosphere inside of the team is really close. We’re really happy that all our girls (we had 25 girls in the team this year) are getting well. All our girls are hardworking. We were really focused on the competitions, so every girl had an opportunity to stand on the podium."

Which is your favorite team in the Junior or Senior division?

Karita Auvinen and Emma Kaskinen: "Helsinki Rockettes, of course! There are our big sisters."

Thank you, girls! We wish good luck to you and to your team in the next season! 


Results - TOP 3

ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2020
Nottingham (GBR)
MAR 13, 2020 - MAR 15, 2020

Junior
TEAM Score
1Team Fintastic (FIN)205.94
2Junost (RUS)205.23
3Crystal Ice (RUS)200.09