Archive for September, 2010

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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The auditions are over and skaters have been chosen for the lead roles in this Christmas’ ice show: Peter Pan.

For anyone who was unsuccessful, it is still possible to participate in the show by being in a group show number.

Rehearsals start on Friday 17 September at 5.30pm, running until 7.30pm. Thereafter they will take place every Friday evening from 5.30pm. There will be about 12 Friday rehearsals. Skaters will also be required to attend possibly three extra rehearsals, including dress rehearsals, leading up to the show.

The cost of taking part in the show is £35 per skater, which includes £5 towards the costumes. Payment must be made in full by Friday 24 September.

Skaters must be a current member of the club to participate in the show, as club membership provides the necessary public liability insurance.  Skaters will be able to join the club or renew their membership at the first two rehearsals. Extra lessons may be necessary for skaters that have lead roles, at an additional cost.

Adult rehearsals will be on a Sunday at a time to be advised by the coaches.

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