Sheffield IJS results

IW skaters took part in the Sheffield IJS competitions at iceSheffield on 27 to 31 August.

Nikita Heathfield did well to finish 31st in the short programme among a field of 50 skaters at novice level. Nikita scored 19.26. Only the top 26, however, progressed to the free programme.

At junior level, Maggie Read was 29th out of 35 skaters in the short programme with a score of 20.57. The top 24 progressed to the free.

Former IW skater Charlotte Aiken and skating partner Josh Whidborne won the senior ice dance, scoring 69.80 in the free dance for a total of 115.41. The former British junior ice dance champions, who now skate for Lee Valley, were competing for the first time in the UK at senior level at Sheffield. As far as iowskaters can work out, the scores at Sheffield are good enough to qualify them for the British championships.

Charlotte and Josh were second after the short programme with 45.61, just under three points behind Louise Walden and Owen Edwards on 48.54, and just over six points ahead of Carter Jones and Richard Sharpe on 39.46. Walden and Edwards finished second overall on 104.19 and Jones and Sharpe were third overall with 96.75.

Charlotte and Josh’s scores are slightly higher than achieved in the two sections of the Summer Cup of Lyon this year (41.18 in the short and 68.95 in the free).

Results: www.obfusk.co.uk/SHEIJS12/

NISA link: http://iceskating.org.uk/node/4074

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