Rockettes (synchronized skating team)

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Rockettes
Team information
Country represented  Finland
Formed 1984
Home town Helsinki, Finland
Coach Kaisa Nieminen
Skating club Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi
Level Senior
World standing 5 (As of 16 October 2014)[1]
Season's bests 2 (2014–15)
3 (2013–14)
4 (2012–13)
4 (2011–12)
1 (2010–11)
1 (2009–10)
5 (2008–09)
2 (2007–08)
7 (2006–07)
3 (2005–06)
ISU team best scores
Combined total 223.90
2010 Worlds
Short program 83.46
2010 Cup of Berlin
Free skate 145.68
2014 Worlds

Rockettes are a senior-level synchronized skating team from Helsinki, Finland, representing the figure skating club Helsingin Taitoluisteluklubi. They are one of the most successful teams in the world with three World Championships (2008, 2010 and 2011) and they are ten-time Finnish champions (across 1991–2012).

Rockettes' claimed their first World Championships medal, silver, in 2001. They won another silver medal as well as two bronze medals before capturing their first World title in 2008. They won their second World title in 2010, with Team Finland 2 Marigold IceUnity placing second. The pattern was repeated the following year in their hometown Helsinki in April 2011 when Rockettes became World champions for the third time.[2][3]

History[edit]

The team was founded in 1984, thus being the first synchronized skating team in Finland. The name of the team was changed to its present form, Rockettes, in 1991. The team's long-time coach Kaisa Nieminen, with a skating background in Team Surprise, began working with Rockettes in 1997. Out of the 14 times that the World Championships have taken place, Rockettes have represented Finland a total of nine times.

Competitive results (1999–2009)[edit]

National
Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
1st Finnish Championships
Qualifier
3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
2nd Finnish Championships
Qualifier
2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd
[10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Finnish Championships 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 3rd
[15] [16] [15] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23]
International
Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
World Championships 4th 2nd DNQ DNQ 3rd 2nd 3rd DNQ 1st DNQ
Source [24] [25] [26] [27]
Cup of Berlin 1st 1st 1st
Source [28][29] [28][30] [28][31]
Finlandia Cup 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
Source [32] [33] [28] [28]
French Cup 5th 2nd 2nd
Source [34] [28] [28]
Neuchâtel Trophy 3rd
Source [28][35]
Prague Cup 2nd 1st 1st
Source [36] [37] [37]
Spring Cup 1st 1st
Source [38] [38]
DNQ = did not qualify

Competitive results (2009–15)[edit]

National
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
1st Finnish Championships
Qualifier
1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd
[39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44]
2nd Finnish Championships
Qualifier
2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd
[45] [46] [47] [48] [49] [50]
Finnish Championships 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd
[51] [52] [53] [54] [55]
International
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
World Championships 1st 1st 4th DNQ 3rd
Source [56] [57] [58][59] [60]
Winter Universiade 1st
Source [61]
Cup of Berlin 1st 1st 2nd
Source [28][62] [28][63] [64]
Finlandia Cup 2nd
Source [28]
Finlandia Trophy 2nd 4th 4th
Source [65] [66] [67]
French Cup 3rd 2nd 2nd
Source [68] [69] [70]
London Synchrofest International 3rd
Source [71]
Mozart Cup 2nd 2nd 2nd
Source [28] [72] [73]
DNQ = did not qualify

References[edit]

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