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. "

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Mirjami Penttinen: "We have skated, skated and skated more"

The second qualification in Finland is coming next weekend. This year all the teams have had more time to get ready for that. Here are some thoughts of Mirjami Penttinen, the head coach of Team Unique, Team Mystique and Team Dynamique.

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Dream Edges and Rockettes, leaders in Finland

The 1st National Synchronized Skating Qualification in Finland started today at Metro Arena, Espoo. After the short programs on Saturday, Helsinki Rockettes topped the Senior competition. In Juniors, Dream Edges took the first place and Finettes is the winner of today´s Novice competition. 

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A judge speaks about the main reforms in the scoring system

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. 

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Marigold IceUnity recruited the first male skater in its history

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.