The second qualification in Finland is coming next weekend. This year all the teams have had more time to get ready for that. Here are some thoughts of Mirjami Penttinen, the head coach of Team Unique, Team Mystique and Team Dynamique.
The 1st National Synchronized Skating Qualification in Finland started today at Metro Arena, Espoo. After the short programs on Saturday, Helsinki Rockettes topped the Senior competition. In Juniors, Dream Edges took the first place and Finettes is the winner of today´s Novice competition.
All the Finnish and Russian senior teams will perform their new short programs for the first time in front of the judges and the audience on Saturday evening. This competition starts the International Synchronized Skating season 2018-19.
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.