Team Unique is the new champion!


Team Unique on the Kiss & Cry after the free skate. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2023)

In the most important competition of the Finnish synchronized skating season, Team Unique succeeded on Sunday. With their positive program “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, they secured the gold medal and qualified Team Finland 1 in the Senior World Championships in Lake Placid next April.

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After obtaining 159.48 points and a total score of 235.12, Team Unique has won its place for the 2023 Worlds! The last time the Helsinki team competed at the World Championships was in 2018 in Sweden. Team Unique finished 4th.

The second team that qualified is the Helsinki Rockettes, who ended its successful domestic season by claiming the silver medal. They had one fall in their free program “Requiem” which brought them 155.93 points. They got a total score of 233.80 and a place as Team Finland 2 in the Worlds.

Helsinki Rockettes in their free program (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2023)

Marigold IceUnity had to settle for third place. Having a clean performance, they earned 153.92 points for their free program “The Elements” finishing with 227.78 overall. 

Dream Edges Senior, with their free program “Seili – the Island of Souls,” placed fourth. Their earned 147.56 points, and their total score was 219.18.

Team Fintastic claimed gold
Team Fintastic on the podium (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2023)

In bright red dresses, Team Fintastic took the first position in the Junior event. They had good speed and perfect technique, and with that, the total score of the program “Human – The world within” was 125.13. They claimed the gold medal, getting an overall score of 195.21.

Dream Edges Junior skated away with the silver medal with a total score of 191.29. Their “Well Oiled Machine” brought them 120.68 points, and they achieved the best Program Component Score of the day, 67.01.

Valley Bay Synchro finished in third place after their free program, “The wheel of fate” (117.04 points). They didn't make any mistakes, and their performance was very controlled. Their overall result was 184.83.

Elite 12, one-season experiment
Lumineers will be back on the Senior stage next year. (Credits: Ville Vairinen - 2023)

Lumineers skated their beautiful free program called “Movement” with good experience. They got 127.68 points for it and a total score of 189.16.  

The team has also announced that they will be back in the Senior division next season.

Results - TOP 3

Finnish National Championships 2023
Helsinki (FIN)
FEB 25, 2023 - FEB 26, 2023

Novice A
TEAM Score
1Finettes (FIN)92.85
2Starlights (FIN)90.80
3Team Dynamique (FIN)83.60

TEAM Score
1Team Unique (FIN)235.12
2Helsinki Rockettes (FIN)233.80
3Marigold IceUnity (FIN)227.78

TEAM Score
1Team Fintastic (FIN)195.21
2Dream Edges (FIN)191.29
3Valley Bay Synchro (FIN)184.83

Elite 12
TEAM Score
1Lumineers (FIN)189.16