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.
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.
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
The quiz night at Newport Cricket Club on 5 March has been cancelled. Please keep watching for other fundraising events.
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!
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org). Payment will be collected on the evening.
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
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
1st Carol Taverner
1st Archie Bicknell
2nd Keelin Scholes
3rd Hannah Barfoot
1st Tia Daley, Nikita Heathfield and Jemma Southwell
2nd Sabrina Danzig, Leah Hancott, Daisy Jones and Izzi Parkes
3rd Archie Bicknell and Maggie Read
1st Carol and Steve Taverner