Despite the uncertain future of Ryde ice rink, this year’s adult open competitions at Bracknell on 26 to 27 March included two competitors from the IW.
Miranda McGeoch made her comeback to competitive skating after having a family, and managed a very creditable sixth place in a strongly contested field of 12 in the Silver Class I category.
Carol Taverner, the club’s veteran competitor, managed a first place in her free programme (Silver Class III), and 5th place in the artistic discipline (Silver Artistic).
Both skaters are also members of the IW’s adult synchronized skating team, Wight Fossils. Both are now hoping to get enough practice in to compete in the Guildford Open in May.
Report provided by Terri Smith, head coach at Ryde