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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. "

Last news by Marjaana SAARTENOJA

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Finnish synchro teams will be allowed to go back on the ice!

According to this week´s decision of the government of Finland, inner and outdoor sports grounds are opened in a controlled way beginning from 1 June. That means that next month, all skating teams should have the opportunity to skate again.

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The third Interclub competition ended the synchro skating season in Finland

The event took place in sunny Turku last weekend. Altogether 91 teams and about 2200 skaters competed in eight categories. One more time during this season the audience was allowed to enjoy the spectrum of fantastic performances.

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Almost 140 teams competed at the 2nd Interclub-level Qualification Competition in Finland

Because of the big amount of the teams in every category, the competition was divided into two groups. On Saturday the 8th of February, the skaters of Group 2 performed. 12 Adult, 18 Beginners, 10 Basic Novice, 9 Juvenile, 9 Senior B and 10 Junior B teams skated their programs.

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Five Finnish Junior teams will fight for a spot at the Worlds

This coming weekend there will be the synchronized skating 2nd Interclub-level qualification competition and the Junior ISU qualification for the World Championships arranged in Helsinki Finland. The five best Junior teams of this season participate in this competition.