by Katie Fiore
It was certainly an eventful weekend for skating fans across the world! The Cup of Berlin was quite the highlight, and took place this past Friday-Saturday in Berlin, Germany. It was so exciting to see Team USA claim first and second in both the junior and senior divisions.
The Skyliners won the junior division on behalf of Team USA. They kicked off their weekend with a beautiful short program, earning a program component score of 30.32, a technical element score of 33.72, with a total segment score of 64.06. They sat in first place with a 10.83 gap between them and Starlights. Skyliners attacked their “Swan Lake” free program, earning a huge segment score of 101.67 and a total score of 165.73. Starlights, sat in second place after their captivating “Shakira” short program with a total score of 53.23. Starlights performed a powerful free program that secured their silver medal, earning a free program segment score of 87.33 and combined score of 140.56 (with two deductions). Trailing closely behind, Valley Bay Synchro (FIN), received a total competition score of 136.26. In their free program, they received a total element score of 32.87, a program component score of 54.26, and a total score of 87.13. Though they were only 0.2 behind Starlights in the free program, they followed behind by 4.1 points after the short program. Stella Polaris (FIN) came in fourth, earning a total score of 128.50. Team Jeanne D’Arc (FRA) sat 11.11 points under Stella Polaris, followed by Cool Dreams (SUI), Team Berlin Juniors (GER) and Angels (KOR), respectively.
The Skyliners (USA) also won the senior event. Skyliners executed two amazing programs, earning a total score of 180.74. Miami University sat in second after their captivating “Phantom Of The Opera-Remix” short program in which they earned a score of 55.95, following Skyliners short program score of 67.14 by 11.19 points. Miami University received the bronze medal after skating their “Show Girl” free program, earning a segment score of 106.37, leaving room for Team Berlin 1 (GER) to capture the silver medal with their total competition score of 165.28. Team Illumination (NED) placed fourth with a total score of 93.94, followed by Team Ice United (NED) who earned a total score of 79.90.
We’re certainly counting down the days until the next international competition! Be sure to follow along with Get It Called all season.
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