Marjaana SAARTENOJA

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    Marjaana SAARTENOJA
    Correspondent
    Finland

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    "I have been a synchro-mum for 15 years, five years of that as a team leader when my daughter skated in a junior team. I can´t even remember in how many competitions I have been but it´s always as exciting as at the first time. A little embarrassing detail of me is that for some years I skated myself in an adult team. It was not very beautiful to watch but because of that experience I have a feeling from what it is to practice and to compete."


    What does synchronized skating mean to you?

    "Because synchro has been so big, interesting and important part of my life for years I think I just can´t live without it. "

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Marigold IceUnity recruited the first male skater in its history

The present World Champion Marigold IceUnity has recruited a male skater in the team for next season. Simoeemil Nurmela (age 19) skated last year with Dream Edges from Kaarina in Finland. This junior team won the national Finnish championship for the first time in spring 2018.

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The most awaited competition of the season started in Stockholm

The World Synchronized Skating Championships 2018 in Stockholm started with excitement and varying short programs of 25 participating teams from 20 countries. The Ericsson Globe Arena was full of spurring groups in the audience, especially from Finland.

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Siiri Eskelinen: “It feels great and unbelievable at the same time”

A few days before the World Junior Synchronized Championships (JWSSC), I had lunch with Siiri Eskelinen, the head coach of Dream Edges, Team Finland 1 for the first time at the Junior Worlds this weekend. She shared with us some of her thoughts just before the competition.

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Helsinki Rockettes and Dream Edges skated to the lead in the short programs

Big trill this weekend in Finland. On Saturday, the senior and junior best teams have shown their best in Helsinki during the short programs and the scores are very close. The big tension is the senior division because, at the end of the weekend, we’ll know which teams will represent Finland at the 2018 World Championships. The Novice division competed also on Saturday.