At the end of this month, Sweden will host European Championships of Figure Skating; following, Ladies entries:
A new victory for Kiira, Finnish Champion for the 5th time, but a promising future for Jenni Saarinen.
As easily predicted, after SP Kiira leads the competition, but Jenni Saarinen is really nearby:
From 19 to 21 of December, Trio Areena in Vantaa will host Finnish Nationals.
Here the entries:
Victory is sure as hell, this is only another step on the way to better shape, anyway… c’mon Kiira, go for “pokerissimo”!
With a great (maybe a litte bit too much…) Components score, she got her first victory after two years!
Moreover, have been reached also minimum technical limits for Europeans and Worlds.
Well done, Kiira! Great job!
An interview in Zagreb by Mila Kajas Virtanen, member of Finnish Figure Skating Association.
||Anne Line GJERSEM
Above, entries published by ISU: below, event schedule.
Friday, December 5, 2014
13:30 – Ladies – Short Program
Saturday, December 6, 2014
14:00 – Ladies – Free Skating
18:30 – Ladies, Victory ceremony
20:00 – RTD Ladies, GALA
Kiira’s finally chosen her first competition after a long time: she’ll be back on ice at Golden Spin in Zagreb – Croatia, from 5 to 7 of December. In Finland, many were hoping to see her taking part in Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, at the beginning of this month, but she preferred keep on training in California, and take no further risks, after the injury resolved by an operation in Munich.
Due to last season, completely skipped because of her injury, Kiira won’t take part in next ISU Grand Prix events:
So, probably she’ll select some of new “ISU Challenger Series“: 11 competitions to get more points for ranking (but only for best 5 classified!), and in addition winners can substitute some skater who’d miss a Grand Prix’s event. It’s allowed a maximum of three, and there’s a money award not so insignificant as well.
But, at the moment, didn’t have been too many entries for these Series, so ISU decided to reduce the required number, from 15 to 8. First three competitions will be held in September:
USA – International Figure Skating Classic, Salt Lake City (from 10/09 to 14/09)
Italy – Lombardia Trophy, Sesto San Giovanni, Milan (from 18/09 to 21/09)
Germany – Nebelhorn Trophy, Oberstdorf (from 25/09 to 27/09)
Which one of these will be chosen by Kiira for coming back?