Lee Valley’s synchronized skating opens get under way today (21 October) at Lee Valley London rink. The IW teams are not there because our synchronized skating coach is only a week or so away from giving birth. We wish all competitors at the event the very best.
This year’s Christmas show at Planet Ice Ryde is Alice in Wonderland on Ice, and Planet Ice has announced that tickets are now on sale.
Public performances are at 3pm and 6pm on 14 and 15 December (there are special schools performances on 13 December that are usually sold out) and tickets are £6.50 for an adult, £4.50 for a child and £19.00 for a family. To book, call the box office on 01983 615155.
Skating talent as usual is provided by the Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club.
Former IW skater Henry Aiken and ice dance partner Mina Zdravkova won bronze in the junior ice dance competition at the Welsh Open Figure Skating Championships on 7 to 10 October. The couple scored 29.54 in the short and 43.39 in the free, for a total of 72.93.
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 following skaters are reported to have passed NISA tests at Ryde on 4 October 2013:
Level 1: Aileen Armstrong, Elizabeth Betts, Karen Crook
Level 3: Hayley Purrington
Free & Elements
Level 2: Kirsty Atter
This information is subject to confirmation by NISA.
Slough open competitions have been taking place today at Slough Ice Arena. Only a few IW skaters took part, but all came home with medals.
Lauren Wood was first in the beginner ladies aged 11 to 12, and Toni Delap third in the level 1 ladies.
Amy World, who skates for Gosport but also is a member of the IW synchro teams, was first in the level 6 ladies.
Skate Southern, formerly known as the Southern IJS, gets under way at Alexandra Palace in north London on 22 September and runs until 26 September.
A number of IW skaters took part, and their results are as follows:
In the beginner ladies age 10 and over, the IW secured the top two places, with Lauren Wood taking first on 11.01 and Ayesha Taylor just two-hundredths of a point behind in second on 10.99. Saphire Recalde-Arnold was seventh with 9.16. Jordan Pointer was fifth in the beginner men (5.51).
Toni Delap took first in the level 1 ladies with 15.48, with Sophie-Rose Broadley-Darby fourth on 14.09, Beth Howarth in sixth on 13.53 and Ella Newnham in 14th on 10.45.
In the level 2 ladies, Roxy Collins was sixth on 14.26 and Nicola Baxter 10th with 11.90.
Emily-Jayne Calvo was 17th in the level 3 ladies, with 9.85; Keelin Scholes was 20th in the level 4 ladies with 11.42; Charlotte Chapman was 19th in the level 5 ladies with 15.64.
Gosport skater and IW synchro team member Amy World continued her winning form after moving up a level, taking first in the level 6 ladies with 26.55.
Archie Bicknell was second in the level 9 men’s short (18.14) and second in the level 9 men’s free (42.81). Nikita Heathfield was 23rd in the level 8 ladies short group 2 (13.33), but 14th in the level 8 free group 2 with 32.89.
Event website: www.skatesouthern.co.uk