Finnish teams cruised to their first gold medal in European international competition this season. After the Short Program competition, Marigold IceUnity totaled 74.94 points to seal the Senior victory. Musketeers skated into the lead in the Junior event with 69.98 points. Canada, Germany and France are also on the provisional podium.
Last weekend (6-7th of December), the international synchronized skating competition Riga Amber Cup was held for the second time in Riga, Latvia. The competition took place in the cozy and modern ice rink “Kurbads”. This ice rink is so special that it even does have a hanging fireplace on the second floor hall. Check out the results!
As every year, the first weekend of December is the launch of the competition season for the Quebec synchronized skating teams. The teams met at the Invitation St-Hubert and presented their programs to the judges and spectators, for the 25th edition.
Helsinki Rockettes kept the leading position in Seniors on Sunday and was the winner of those second Finnish qualifications, by earning 215.46 total scores. In the Juniors, Team Mystique won the thrilling competition with 115.75 points. Finettes got the gold medal in the Novice category with 82.41 points.
The Second Finnish Qualifications for Synchronized Skating teams are held in Lahti this weekend. Helsinki Rockettes are leading in Seniors. In Juniors' category Team Mystique took the first place but is followed by two teams within a point. Team Dynamique won the first section of Novice teams.
The first day of the Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Skating Classic, the last U.S. competition of the year, kicked off on Friday evening. The competition started with the junior and senior short events at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A few days ago, Mölndals KK in cooperation with the Swedish Figure Skating Association hosted the first qualifications for the national teams in Sweden. Junior, Novice and Beginner teams competed.
O'Brien Icehouse in Melbourne hosted 647 skaters across 44 different teams from all across Australia and New Zealand for the Australian Figure Skating Championships. Team Unity reclaimed victory in the Senior division for the third year in a row, while Iceskateers Elite and Iceskateers stood on top of the podium for Junior and Advanced Novice for their second consecutive years respectively.
The second stage of Cup of Russia took place this weekend in Novouralsk. More than 30 teams from different cities in Russia competed in 4 categories: Basic Novice, Advanced Novice, Junior and Senior. The level of each team grows extremely fast from year to year. Most of the teams tried to achieve the highest levels, but only the best reached them.
The Senior Team Ice On Fire brought home gold from the first national competition in Italy, leaving the silver medal to Hot Shivers. Many other ISU and Non-ISU teams competed on Sunday the rainy Aosta and put out creative performances.
The first Finnish Interclub-level Synchronized Skating Qualification competition of the season was arranged in Vantaa Trio Arena from 23rd to 24th November. There were amazing 127 teams in seven categories participating in this big event. The teams had been divided into two groups. The first group skated on Saturday and the second one on Sunday. ISU scoring system was used in some categories: Masters, Juniors B and Seniors B, but mostly the jury used the Finnish Synchronized Skating scores.