Archive for June 9th, 2017

IW skaters at Planet Ice’s artistic competition at Gosport, 3 June 2017.

Anneliese kicked off the competition for the Isle of Wight in the Bronze, Silver and Gold Passport solo artistic event, winning gold with her Moana routine. She was every bit the little star and everyone loved her routine. Daddy Howard had been very busy building props as well, as she had her very own Moana boat


The NISA levels 1 to 4 solo class saw an Isle of Wight 1-2-3, with Sophia Elliott earning gold for a fantastic Wizard of Oz routine in which she started off as the scarecrow and changed into Dorothy halfway through. Izzy Curtis and her Aladdin routine took silver, and Jess Curtis was just behind her big sister with bronze for her “be my guest” Disney Descendants routine.


Proving that hard work does pay off and laughing the whole way through the routine, the superb performance from The Pirates (Arwen Rowdon, Eloise Hayward, Ellie and Josie Watts) claimed gold in the groups, aged under 21 class.
There was silver too for Alice in Wonderland’s birthday party, a high-energy entertaining routine from Izzy and Jess Curtis, Anneliese Smith and Courtney Lane. Bronze went to Gosport


The Pirates: Arwen Rowdon, Eloise Hayward, Ellie and Josie Watts. Coach Terri Smith is pictured top between the parrot and the skeleton

Link: Event report

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We’d like to welcome back the Isle of Wight Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club to iowskaters.com. There’s now a new Club News category, which will be used to post details of club events, the achievements of club skaters and so on. The website will be amended shortly to include a page for club contact details, and we’ll be revising other pages where appropriate as soon as possible. The former club website at http://www.iwidfsc.co.uk will be wound down in due course.

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Planet Ice Gosport held the first of its artistic skating competitions on Saturday 3 June. The event was one of several regional heats at Planet Ice rinks, with the winners of each heat going to the final in Coventry in July.

Results of IW skaters taking part were as follows:

Passport Bronze, Silver and Gold: 1st Anneliese Smith

NISA levels 1 to 4: 1st Sophia Elliott, 2nd Izzy Curtis, 3rd Jess Curtis. Also skating in this event were Eloise Hayward and Robbie World*.

NISA levels 5 and over: 1st Amy World*

Solo Adults: 1st Melody Sharifi*

Groups, any level, aged under 21: 1st Eloise Hayward, Ellie Watts, Josie Watts and Arwen Rowdon; 2nd Jess Curtis, Izzy Curtis, Courtney Lane and Anneliese Smith

Groups, any level, aged 21 and over: 1st Kerry Baines and Melody Sharifi*

IW coach Terri Smith says: “I was extremely proud of all IW skaters competing at Gosport, with IW club members winning six out of seven categories entered and going on to the finals. Many hours have been devoted to prop making and costumes and our skaters did us proud.

“A special mention to Eloise and Anneliese in their first ever solo artistic style competition, you nailed it girls.

“Now we look forward to our annual friendly artistic competition against Gosport on Saturday 24 June. This will be held at Gosport as IW skaters have no home rink to train – many are regularly training at Gosport and Guildford to continue their dreams.”

* Robbie and Amy have in the past both represented the IW but train at Gosport; Amy is a member of the IW synchronized skating teams. Melody trains at Gosport but represents the IW at opens.

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