Helsinki Rockettes took the victory with excellent technical skills
The Helsinki Rockettes in their new free program "The Muse". (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2020)
The second day of the first Finnish qualifications in Tampere offered great performances in every category. The final order of Seniors remained the same, but the rankings of Juniors changed, and Novices showed some great performances.
The silver medalist was Team Unique. This team, known for its sportiness, showed its sensitive side with a flowing program “Garden of Eden”. They received 136.80 points for their free program and collected a total score of 207.17 points. Their forest green and light costumes fit the theme well, and the elements followed one another seamlessly, forming a beautiful whole.
Team Fintastic took second place, earning a total score of 181.28 points. Like their “big sisters” Helsinki Rockettes, they have an unmistakable style and good skating skills that brought them 115.42 points for their free program ”Spell of the Sirens”.
Team Mystique also improved their previous day’s ranking and received the bronze medal with 110.21 points for their free program “Nefertiti”. It is an exciting story of an ancient queen of Egypt rising from her grave to revenge her miserable fate. The team gathered a total score of 167.38 points.
The fifth place went to Musketeers. After an unfortunate short program, they improved their ranking nicely. They got 99.32 points for their free program ”Magic Carpet”, earning a total score of 143.91 points.
Ice Infinity (124.28) kept the ninth place. Unluckily Stella Polaris (119.99) had some falls, and it messed up their performance. They were in sixth place after the short program, but they came in 12th place and eventually finished tenth in the free program. Sun City Swing (119.51) was 11th, Reflections (116.72) was 12th, and Festa Aboensia (95.15) 13th.
Not far behind was the silver medalist Team Dynamique skating the theme “Narnia”. They succeeded brilliantly in Program Components, and their performance was skillful and smooth. The panel gave them 83.38 points.
To the delight of the organizing club Tappara, their local team CrystalBlades received a bronze medal. Their theme, “Star of Africa” took the skaters on an adventure across the continent. The music and atmosphere varied nicely throughout the performance and they got 70.68 points.
Aurora Borealis finished 4th, followed by Sun City Synchro (5th), Ice Fantasy (6th), Team Soleil (7th), Filiae Aboenses, Team Ice Mist and Les Visions.
After this first competition, the skaters have a month to practice before the second qualifications, arranged in Helsinki on 12. -13 December 2020.
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Results - TOP 3
Finnish first qualifications 2020
NOV 07, 2020 - NOV 08, 2020
|3||Diamond Edges (FIN)||74.81|
|1||Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)||216.08|
|2||Team Unique (FIN)||207.71|
|3||Marigold IceUnity (FIN)||193.06|
|1||Dream Edges (FIN)||184.08|
|2||Team Fintastic (FIN)||181.28|
|3||Team Mystique (FIN)||167.38|
|1||Valley Bay Synchronics (FIN)||85.06|
|2||Team Dynamique (FIN)||83.38|