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.
The World Synchronized Skating Championships 2018 in Stockholm started with excitement and varying short programs of 25 participating teams from 20 countries. The Ericsson Globe Arena was full of spurring groups in the audience, especially from Finland.
A few days before the World Junior Synchronized Championships (JWSSC), I had lunch with Siiri Eskelinen, the head coach of Dream Edges, Team Finland 1 for the first time at the Junior Worlds this weekend. She shared with us some of her thoughts just before the competition.