Finland won’t be represented (regarding Ladies Skating) at next Olympics in Sochi on February: most likely, next possible competition for Kiira could be European Championships in Budapest (Hungary), from 13rd to 19th of January.
As reported by Finnish Figure Skating Association, another injury (to Achilles again!) will prevent Kiira trying to get the Olympics pass for Finland at Nebelhorn Trophy, at the end of this month: her place will be taken by Juulia Turkkila. Kiira will continue her cares and rehab in Finland, but could be possible even a surgery, following a partial tear of left tendon.
Kiira has decided to change her usual coaches Susanna Haarala and Maaret Siromaa with Rafael Arutyunyan, known during a spring camp in Vierumäki. Probably, this decision were taken after meeting with Ashley Wagner in Toronto; the new SP will be skated on Beatles’ song “A day in the life”, in the Jeff Beck’s guitar version, choreography by canadian Jeffrey Buttle. The training will go on in Lake Arrowhead until next Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf at least, where she’ll try to reach the pass for Olympics in Sochi. “Once upon a time in America” will be the soundtrack of her FS.