Finland has finally qualified two teams during Nationals
The pic of the weekend by one of Jura Synchro's photographers. / Credits: Janne Koistinen
After an exciting weekend full of drama, the Finnish champions are finally settled. Dream Edges won the Junior division and Marigold Ice Unity is the champion in the Senior category. Together with MIU, Team Unique will represent Finland at the World Championships in April even if Helsinki Rockettes are 2018 national vice-champions.
The Junior Finnish champions 2018 are Dream Edges! The team continued their ongoing flow of strong performances and skated an almost perfect free program on Sunday. This is, in fact, the first time in 10 years a non-Helsinki team has won the Finnish championships. Dream Edges earned 105,24 points with their free program.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2018! 🏆🇫🇮 This weekend has been unforgettable as we made history by winning the nationals for the first time. We are beyond grateful for all the compliments, support and cheering we got from the audience and our families. ❤️ We would also like to thank our crazy and incredibly supportive coaches, we could have not done this without you! ❤️ We skated two strong and confident programs that gave us 167.54 points. We had so much fun on the ice and can’t wait to skate our extraordinary programs for the last time at the Junior Worlds in two weeks 😍 #payday #ookkonääitemoiseepystyny #nationalchampions #dreamedges #synchronizedskating #mlsm2018 #VALAS #vitsi #niomraT
Musketeers came second with the result of 97,72 points in their program “Voodoo Dolls”. Team Mystique succeeded in climbing up to the medallist podium and earned 96,76 points.
Valley Bay Synchro was placed fourth in the competition with 90,58 points. Team Fintastic, who will represent Finland at the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships, had two falls and placed fifth.
A big heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters❤️ your love and support in both our successes and failures means the world to us. This weekend was surely not our best. Neither of our programs went the way we wanted. In the short program we had five falls and went into today from sixth place. Sadly we also had two unfortunate falls today in the free so we ended up in fifth place. But now that the weekend is over, we can aim all of our focus at the main competition of the season, Worlds. 🌹💪🏻
The competition in the Senior division was, as usual, a real nail-biter. Marigold Ice Unity skated a strong free program and combined with the clean performance in the short program, they brought home once again the title of Finnish champion with the score of 132,86 points.
Helsinki Rockettes had one fall and was placed second in the competition with the points of 129,68 in the free program. The result was still not good enough to beat Team Unique’s seasons best from French Cup, which means that the bronze medalists will represent the country as Team Finland 2 in Stockholm. This qualification system is new this season in Finland.
Team Unique performed an emotional and strong free program on Sunday and earned 131,28 points. Despite a bronze medal in the Finnish championships, the team was very satisfied at the end of the competition because the athletes come back this year at the World Synchronized Skating Championships. They will represent Finland in Stockholm later in the spring.
Lumineers was placed fourth in the competition with 109,16 points.
This past weekend at Nationals we skated with a big heart, even though a mistake in the short program cost us some points in a tight competition and we placed third overall with 201.84 points. We are still happy with how we performed and enjoyed every moment together. — We are beyond proud to represent Finland at Worlds in Stockholm this April! Thank you once again Miru and our coaching team for making this possible and to our fans for your unconditional support ❤️ We can’t wait to continue working on our programs 🤩 #teamuniquesynchro #synchronizedskating #skatingfinland #wssc2018