Lee Valley’s synchronized skating opens took place today (20 October) at Lee Valley London rink, and are followed tomorrow by the Mary Groombridge Friendship Trophy. No IW teams are taking part – some of our skaters only passed the required NISA levels for our teams on Sunday’s tests! We wish all competitors at the event the very best.

Link: www.leevalleylondonskatingclub.co.uk

Synchro results: www.obfusk.co.uk/LVSynchro14/

Mary Groombridge Trophy results: www.obfusk.co.uk/MGFT14/

The Isle of Wight skating club reports that the  following skaters passed NISA tests at Ryde on 19 October 2014:

Field Moves

Level 1: Emily Godsell, Stella Stratton
Level 4: Will Riley
Level 5: Serena Copping, Toni Delap, Holly Donohue, Alina Markova, Saphire Recalde-Arnold, Ayesha Taylor

Free and Elements

Level 4: Toni Delap, Will Riley

This information is posted on the club’s Facebook page, rather than its website, and is subject to confirmation by NISA.

The Professionals on Ice Matt Evers adn Frankie, Vicky Ogden and Sam Attwater, with IW skaters

Matt Evers, Frankie Poultney, Vicky Ogden and Sam Attwater from The Professionals on Ice with IW skaters

Ryde head coach Terri Smith writes: Isle of Wight skaters are extremely excited that The Professionals on Ice show is coming to their ice rink. The cast includes skaters from the ITV’s Dancing on Ice, and the show is touring the country – but it starts here on the Isle of Wight on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 October.

Not only are we excited to see professional skaters and celebrities on the island, many of our very own talented skaters will be performing over this weekend with the stars.  Forty local school children and members of the IW ice skating club will get this great opportunity. Skaters include both boys and girls that are currently training at a high level or compete nationally representing our island.

Two of our synchronized skating teams will also be performing.  Wight Sparkles, our youngest team with skaters aged from eight to 13 years, will be performing on the Friday with their new routine.  For more than half the team it will be their very first performance – I’m sure  this will be a once in a lifetime experience for these young skaters,  considering the size of the audience and the profile of the show.

Our junior synchro team ,Wight Jewels, have been invited to perform on the Saturday afternoon and have had a special invitation to be part of The Professionals on Ice show in Basingstoke on Sunday 26 October. The team’s dedication and hard work on the ice have in the past earned them NISA performance squad status.

Other top IW solo skaters in the show include Nikita Heathfield, William Riley, Oliver Brunton, James Wright, Miles Grist, Toni Delap and Amy World. Amy, who lives in Gosport and trains with the Wight Jewels synchro team, will also be appearing in Planet Ice’s Christmas show as Mary Poppins here at Ryde on 13 and 14 December.

Please come and support our local skaters and enjoy being entertained by the professional skaters. Tickets can be purchased from Planet Ice on 01983 615155.

Skate Southern, Lee Valley

Skate Southern took place at Lee Valley ice rink from 22 to 24 September, and Isle of Wight skaters achieved the following results:

Beginner Ladies aged 9 and Over: Aileen Armstrong, placed 15th on 10.53

Level 1 Ladies: Ayesha Taylor, placed 18th on 13.91

Level 1 Men, James Wright, placed 3rd on 15.86; Robbie World (representing Gosport), placed 5th on 12.54

Level 2 Ladies: Lauren Wood, placed 6th on 15.61

Level 2 Men: Oliver Brunton, placed 2nd on 15.51

Level 3 Ladies: Kirsty Atter, placed 20th on 11.69

Level 7 Ladies: Amy World (representing Gosport), placed 1st on 32.19

Mainland skaters Robbie and Amy World are also members of the Isle of Wight skating club.

Website: www.skatesouthern.co.uk

Results: www.obfusk.co.uk/SS0914/

The Isle of Wight Ice Dance and Figure Skating Club’s autumn competition took place at Planet Ice, Ryde, on Sunday 14 September. The results were as follows:

Spin, Spiral & Jump

1.  Beginner A, Girls aged 9 and under: 1 Scarlett Hamilton, 2 Grace Clifton, 3 Kennadie Davis

2. Beginner A, Girls aged 10 and over: 1 Annabel Palfrey, 2 Alysa Morris, 3 Tia Ogbourne

3. Beginner A, Boys: 1 Freeman Hawkins

4. Beginner B, Girls aged 9 and under: 1 Sophia Elliott, 2 Jessica Curtis, 3 Ellie Watts, 4 Josie Watts, 5 Arwen Rowden, 6 Eloise Hayward

5. Beginner B, Girls aged 10 and over: 1 Bethan Perry, 2 Felicity Lane, 3 Emily Godsell, 4 Safia Saphin

6. Beginner B, Boys: 1 Luke Rowley, 2 Kallum Wood


Free Skating

8. Beginner Girls, aged 10 and under: 1 Tiarna Barton, 2 Anna Temporin, 3 Courtney Lane, 4 Hannah Ainsworth, 5 Lily McDevitt

9. Beginner Girls, aged 11 and over: 1 Serena Copping, 2 Elizabeth Betts, 3 Stella Stratton, 4 Isabel Curtis, 5 Tia Bishop, 6 Chloe Walsh

10. Beginner Boys: 1 Sam Petty

11. Men, Pre Bronze Standard: 1 Steve Wood

12. Level 1 Girls: 1 Saphire Recalde-Arnold, 2 Savannah Randall

13. Level 1 Boys: 1 James Wright, 2 Robbie World

14. Level 2 Girls: 1 Robyn Johnson, 2 Lauren Wood

15. Level 2 Boys: 1 Oliver Brunton

16. Level 3 Girls: 1 Toni Delap, 2 Roxy Collins. 3 Kirsty Atter

17. Level 3 Boys: 1 Will Riley

18. Level 4 Girls: 1 Keelin Scholes

19. Level 6 Girls: 1 Charlotte Chapman

20. Level 7 Girls: 1 Amy World

21: Level 9 Girls: 1 Nikita Heathfield



22. Beginners: 1 Lily McDevitt, 2 Issy Dixon

23. Levels 2 and 3: 1 Toni Delap, 2 Roxy Collins

24. Level 4 and over: 1 Keelin Scholes, 2 Amy World

25. Groups A: 1 Tiarna Barton, Courtney Lane and Chloe Walsh

26. Groups B: 1 Charlotte Chapman, Roxy Collins, Keelin Scholes and Anneliese Smith






Maggie reaches the top

Former IW skater and Wight Jewel Maggie Read posts that she has completed her charity walk to the summit of Kilimanjaro on behalf of  Childreach International.

Maggie achieved her target of raising £2,650. Her donation page currently stands at £2,681.87 and donations can still be made until 31 December 2014.

IW skaters in the news


The Isle of Wight County Press published two stories about IW skaters in its 29 August edition.

The charity gala in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young featured in the news pages and online, and is viewable at www.iwcp.co.uk. The gala, held in memory of Gemma Quew, raised £875.

IW skaters’ performance at Dundee was reported in the sports news, and the clipping is pictured above. Update: The story has now been reported on the IWCP website.

The 8 August edition of the IWCP also featured the story iowskaters.com ran on Gemma Marsh and Team Surprise on 1 August, and mentioned again in the Dundee report.


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