Ryde rink may be shut, but IW skaters are still in action. Nikita Heathfield, who moved up to Dundee for university this autumn, is continuing her training at Dundee Ice Arena. This weekend (14 to 16 October) she was competing at Aberdeen Opens in the level 9 ladies short and free programmes: level 9 at this event is the equivalent level for her junior status.
Nikita finished 4th in the short programme with 31.60 points, and 7th in the free with 52.08 points. Her result in the free suffered from deductions for falls, but none the less was a new personal best by five points.