Helsinki, Finland (February 11, 2024) – The Les Suprêmes skating club had a fantastic weekend at the Challenger Series Marie Lundmark Trophy in Helsinki, Finland this weekend with their junior team winning gold, and their senior team capturing silver in their respective divisions.
The junior team entered the weekend fresh off a bronze medal performance last weekend at the PGE Hevelius Cup in Poland and won the gold medal here with a total score of 198.65 – two points higher than last weekend. Finnish teams took the next two podium positions with the Valley Bay Synchro team taking silver (197.50), and the Fintastic team taking bronze (195.08).
“Our free program was very calm, and exactly what we’ve been training for this past week and we’re really proud of that,” said Gabriella Musi, co-captain for the Les Suprêmes junior team.
“The crowd is really fun and loud and entertaining so it’s really fun to skate here,” added co-captain Victoria Gimenez.
The Nova junior team from St. Hubert, Que., finished fifth overall with a total score of 169.55 after a much-improved free skate moved them up from eighth after their short program.
The senior competition was a close battle between the top-three teams with the Helsinki Rockettes from Finland winning gold (235.05), Les Suprêmes taking silver (226.72), and Team Unique from Finland taking bronze (223.43).
“We went into our free skate program being super calm and grounded. We wanted to show what we’ve been working hard on for the past few weeks cleaning up the program,” said Julia Bernardo, co-captain for the Les Suprêmes senior team.
“It wasn’t perfect, we know we need to work on our GOE (grade of execution), get it a better higher, so we’ll keep working hard, but we still enjoyed the crowd and had a great time,” added co-captain Olivia Di Giandomenico of their free skate which had some minor errors and gave them third-place scores.
The Nova senior team had two solid skates to finish fifth overall with a total score of 192.05.
This was the final competition for Canadian synchro teams before the Junior World Championships which take place in Neuchâtel, Switzerland from March 15-16, 2024, and the World Championships which take place in Zagreb, Croatia from April 5-6, 2024. Skate Canada will name the teams that will represent Canada at these events this week.
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