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The Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club is holding a costume sale of outfits from previous Christmas shows and other ice productions on Saturday 26 October from 12 noon until 2.30pm at Newport Football Club.

Link: www.iwidfsc.co.uk

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The Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club held its annual free skating competition on Sunday 6 October. This closed competition used RJS scoring.

Results in the individual  categories were as follows:

1. Spin, Spiral & Jump, Girls under 12: 1 Courtney Lane, 2 Deanna Read, 3 Emmeline Breach, 4 Hannah Ainsworth

2. Spin, Spiral & Jump, Girls 12 and over:  1 Hannah Realey, 2 Karen Crook, 3 Zoe Birks, 4 Chloe Walsh, 5 Angel Brown, 6 Lauren Leonard

3. Spin, Spiral & Jump, Boys: 1 Tobias Toone, 2 Rhys Wright, 3 Oliver Brunton, 4 Sam Petty, 5 Luke Rowley

4. Beginner Girls, 10 and under: 1 Holly Eldridge, 2 Savannah Randall, 3 Tiarna Barton, 4 Aileen Armstrong, 5 Lily McDevitt, 6 Anna Temporin

5. Beginner Girls, 11 and over: 1 Saphire Recalde-Arnold, 2 Serena Copping, 3 Issy Dixon, 4 Stella Stratton

6. Beginner Boys: 1 Jordan Pointer, 2 James Wright

7. Level 1 Boys: 1 Will Riley

8. Level 1 Girls: 1 Robyn Johnson, 2 Kirsty Atter, 3 Ella Newnham

9.  Level 2: 1 Nicola Baxter, 2 Roxy Collins, 3 Beckie Vockins, 4 Toni Delap, 5 Lauren Wood

10. Level 3: 1 Emily-Jayne Calvo

11. Level 4: 1 Keelin Scholes

12. Level 5: 1 Charlotte Chapman

13. Level 5 Adults: 1 Carol Taverner

14. Level 6: 1 Amy World, 2 Gemma Sanders

Nikita Heathfield, who competes at novice level at IJS events, also gave an exhibition performance after the ice cut.

Keelin Scholes (left) and Charlotte Chapman

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The Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club’s AGM is at 7pm on Friday 11 May at the bowls club on Ryde Esplanade. This is a change of venue: it was due to be held at the rink.

The club needs a minimum of five committee members, including three officers, to be quorate at meetings and therefore able to make decisions: a full committee comprises 10 members, including four officers (chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer). Applications need to be submitted no later than one week before the AGM, and candidates need to be nominated and seconded by club members. Any club member can nominate or second someone for the committee, but only members aged 14 or over can vote at the AGM: only someone aged 16 or over can stand for the committee. The club noticeboard at the rink should have details of how to apply.

If the committee still has vacancies after (note, after) all the nominees are considered and appointed, then further candidates can be considered from those attending the AGM.

IWIDFSC link: www.iwidfsc.co.uk

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Quiz night cancelled

The quiz night at Newport Cricket Club on 5 March has been cancelled.  Please keep watching for other fundraising events.

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Wight Jewels team members and supporters completed their 10-mile sponsored skate on 13 February, raising about £2,000 – only another £8,000 to go to cover the costs of the world championships!

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From the club’s latest email newsletter:

Sunday Lunch, 20 February

Come along and join us for a two-course Sunday lunch at the Methodist church in Garfield Road on 20 February from 12pm – 1.30pm or 2pm – 3pm.

The menu is:

Roast leg of pork with apple sauce
Home-made steak and vegetable pie
Vegetarian roast and mushroom sauce

Seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, gravy

Cold cake table and ice cream, or hot pudding and custard

Tea and coffee

Tickets at £5 each are available from Becky Daley or Kim Probert at the rink, or phone Kim on 07514 096514. Tickets to be brought along on the day as proof of purchase and one will be a lucky winner!

We are looking for volunteers to waitress on the day. We need about 10 people to help clear down and serve food. Please let Becky know ASAP if you would like to help! (email iowskaters@hotmail.com)

Quiz night, Saturday 5 March

All you knowledgeable buffs out there, or if you just want to have a go, join us at Newport Cricket Club from 7pm for a fun packed Quiz Night on 5 March. We are looking for teams of six people. The cost is £5 per person which includes food (Burger/Hot Dog etc). Prize for the winning team is £60. Please let Becky know what your team name is and who you are (email: iowskaters@hotmail.com). Payment will be collected on the evening.

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This year’s club artistic competition on Halloween was a great success, with club members making a fantastic effort to show their very best in entertainment skating.

Five extremely brave skaters undertook the challenge of a Musical Interpretation class. On the night, they were all allowed to listen to a chosen piece of music, then had to go out their on their own and choreograph and perform to it. The judges very aptly chose the music from Ghostbusters and all five competitors, representing various ranges of skating ability, did an amazing job! Well done Lottie, Sophie, Hannah, Keelin and Archie – you’re braver than most!

The evening culminated with a Halloween disco and games session on the ice, led by coaches Matt Russell and Tom Eklund.  Even Annaliese was out there, skating under the careful guidance of her mum, head coach Terri Smith.

The medal placings for all classes were:

Spin Spiral Jump
1st Charlotte Pedley
2nd Pipi Lotta Kulla

Under Level 1 (Beginners)
1st Nicola Baxter
2nd Ella Newnham

Level 1
1st Roxy Collins
2nd Felicity Gingras

Level 2 and 3
1st Jemma Southwell
2nd Tia Daley
3rd Charlotte Chapman

Level 4 and over
1st Nikita Heathfield

Adults
1st Carol Taverner

Musical Interpretation
1st Archie Bicknell
2nd Keelin Scholes
3rd Hannah Barfoot

Groups
1st Tia Daley, Nikita Heathfield and Jemma Southwell
2nd Sabrina Danzig, Leah Hancott, Daisy Jones and Izzi Parkes
3rd Archie Bicknell and Maggie Read

Groups: Adults
1st Carol and Steve Taverner

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The club’s artistic competition is on Sunday 31 October 2010 from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. It is open to any club member and application forms are now available from the rink’s coaches.

In addition to the artistic solo and group events there will be spin, spiral and jump categories to provide a competitive opportunity for some of our newer skaters.

After all the hard work is done, the club will be hosting a Halloween party for members, including ice-time games and food and fun upstairs in the bar.

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There is an an ice skating gala on Wednesday 27 October from 6.00 to  7.00 pm at Planet Ice Ryde to help raise funds to send our synchronized skating teams to the British championships in Sheffield.

All three IW synchro teams will be skating as well as individual skaters from the club. Admission is £2.50 at the door .

So call all your friends and family, put notices in your school newsletters and on your Facebook page to let people know it’s happening. We need to get as large an audience as possible to attend – the more people there, the more money we raise!

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With the British championships just a short way off, fund-raising is under way for the IW synchro teams.

Head coach Terri Smith has organized a sponsored jog for the synchro teams on Sunday 10 October at 11:30 am. Skaters will be jogging from Planet Ice Ryde to Seaview and back, a distance of about five miles. They will be around with sponsorship forms, so be generous, and come out to cheer them on!

Funds raised from this event will be used towards the participants’ competition travel costs over the next couple of months.

For more details, contact Sharon Buckman.

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