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    Juulia Turkkila & Matthias Versluis

    Juulia Turkkila is a Finnish figure skater. She was born on November 30, 1994, in Helsinki, Finland.

    I came here to post about her after her LP at Finlandia today and was a little surprised she doesn't have a fan fest yet! In my opinion she is one of the most exquisite skaters out there today with very beautiful lines, choreography, and packaging. While her jumps often are unfortunately not the strongest I never get tired of watching her anyway- she is just great!

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    2015-2016
    SP: Gabriel's Oboe (Whispers in a Dream) by Ennio Morricone, Hayley Westenra
    FS: Liebesträume by Franz Liszt

    2015 Finlandia Trophy SP
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    2014-2015
    SP: Gabriel's Oboe (Whispers in a Dream) by Ennio Morricone, Hayley Westenra
    FS: La gazza ladra by Gioachino Rossini

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    SP: The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
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    SP: The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
    FS: Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    2013 Europeans SP
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    SP: Happy Valley by Andy Hill, Vanessa-Mae
    FS: Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

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    SP: Happy Valley by Andy Hill, Vanessa-Mae
    FS: Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus

    2011 European Championships SP
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    Thank you, tulosai. I also fell in love with Juulia's beautiful skating at today's finlandia trophy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P2WVU78pDqI

    Although the video was shot far away from the link in a low quality, it does not stop her from showing great flow, edge work, and interpretation. I cannot see her face, but her whole body expresses the music with elegance, poise, and ease.

    Here is the link to her sp from yesterday, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mE1GPTsSOcI

    Looking forward to seeing her soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimtang View Post
    Thank you, tulosai. I also fell in love with Juulia's beautiful skating at today's finlandia trophy. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P2WVU78pDqI

    Although the video was shot far away from the link in a low quality, it does not stop her from showing great flow, edge work, and interpretation. I cannot see her face, but her whole body expresses the music with elegance, poise, and ease.

    Here is the link to her sp from yesterday, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mE1GPTsSOcI

    Looking forward to seeing her soon.
    Thanks for the links!!

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    Juulia is very polished skater and she finishes her movements very gracefully. She has just struggled with her jumps for years. She has tried to do 3Lo for couple of years but I don't know any competition she managed to do it cleanly. And she doesn't have 3Lz and 3F at all. I'm afraid she has no possibilities to get euro or world spot anymore because there are so many younger skaters who have the whole jumping package (Jenni Saarinen, Liubov Efimenko, Viveca Lindfors, Anni Järvenpää and even Emmi Peltonen) and who are so much stronger technically. She used to dance ballet for many years and you really can see it in her beautiful movements.

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    It's rumored that Juulia Turkkila has switched to ice dance and is now practicing with matthias versluis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariap View Post
    It's rumored that Juulia Turkkila has switched to ice dance and is now practicing with matthias versluis.
    Interesting! I think she might be good at dance

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    Not a rumor anymore but published on FFSA's website; Juulia Turkkila and Matthias Versluis switch to ice dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivia View Post
    Not a rumor anymore but published on FFSA's website; Juulia Turkkila and Matthias Versluis switch to ice dance.
    This will be interesting, the Fins have great dancers.

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    This will really be interesting. I did hear this just today from our skating commentator when watching ladies SP.
    But Julia had two season with some injuries so i think this will be good decision.
    Good luck hope to see them already in finlandia trophy in autumn.

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    Has anyone heard anything about these two? I think they are not signed up for Finlandia anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Has anyone heard anything about these two? I think they are not signed up for Finlandia anymore?
    They aren't. I don't know why, maybe because of slight injury or maybe they felt they weren't ready to make their international debut. They recently made their first public skate at the Helsinki Trophy but their programs weren't part of the official competition but rather a demonstration.

    Anyway, they are still assigned to NRW Ice Dance (early November) and Tallinn Trophy (late November).

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    Turkkila/Versluis skated in a domestic competition yesterday and they looked better than I thought they would. Nicely done. Their score was about 127 points.

    FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CNstoOCvTg#t=2h3m32s

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Finn View Post
    Turkkila/Versluis skated in a domestic competition yesterday and they looked better than I thought they would. Nicely done. Their score was about 127 points.

    FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CNstoOCvTg#t=2h3m32s
    I agree... much better than I dared to hope, for a team made of singles skaters who only started Ice Dance together this year. And they look great together! I'm looking forward to seeing how they progress.

    At 127 points they could be contenders for National Champions! (at Finlandia Trophy just gone, Jussiville-Partanen scored 126.93 and Karmi-Lindholm scored 101.02... although I don't expect those low scores to continue)

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    Well, I was searching for a thread, and ended up here. For those wondering, they competed the past weekedn at the NRW Trophy and I really liked them.
    SD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-noHHBT32c
    FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI7LKNqAXiY

    Both dances look solid, they are good together, nice lifts and spin, the twizzles need some work, but they are nice too. Even the step sequences being quite open are good right now. They surpassed K/L again, and if they keep on this rise they could be a threat for J/P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldblueeyes View Post
    Well, I was searching for a thread, and ended up here. For those wondering, they competed the past weekedn at the NRW Trophy and I really liked them.
    SD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-noHHBT32c
    FD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI7LKNqAXiY

    Both dances look solid, they are good together, nice lifts and spin, the twizzles need some work, but they are nice too. Even the step sequences being quite open are good right now. They surpassed K/L again, and if they keep on this rise they could be a threat for J/P.
    Thanks for sharing! They are better than I expected at this very early stage

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